Kitty Villani-Cohan

Kitty Villani-Cohen is currently working as Director Procurement at the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB). The CEB is a multilateral development bank with an exclusively social mandate.


Through the provision of financing and technical expertise for projects with a high social impact in its member states, it actively promotes social cohesion and strengthens social integration in Europe.


The CEB represents a major instrument of the policy of solidarity in Europe. It participates in financing social projects, responds to emergency situations and contributes to improving the living conditions.  of the most disadvantaged population groups.


The CEB contributes to the implementation of socially oriented investment projects through four sectoral lines of action, namely:

  • strengthening social integration

  • managing the environment

  • supporting public infrastructure with a social vocation

  • supporting micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs)


The CEB carries out its mission within the strategic framework of a formal "Development Plan" that describes the logic underpinning its action and sets forth guidelines for the activity in the medium term in relation to the operational context within which the Bank operates. The current Development Plan covers the period 2014-2016.


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