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New 2014-2020 Programme for EU's development cooperation activities

This fund is a framework programme, organised in different strands (sub-programmes)

?A framework programme is an umbrella structure intended to serve various funding schemes (strands / sub-programmes). Each strand includes specific themes and funding rules.

You will find here the outline of EU subsidies synthetised in an easy-to-read format. This section answers all your critical questions on EU grants (How much can I get? Does my project match this grant? When must I submit my application? …)


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The new instrument is the successor of the 2007-2013 programme with the same name.
However, it was subject to modifications to meet the Europe 2020 strategy.
50% of the programme budget should be reserved for global public goods and challenges which they involve; 20% for social inclusion and human ...

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  • 26 May 2017
    14,3 million euro aid for natural disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean
    As EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides participates in the UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico, the European Commission announced new funding of €14.3 million from the Development Cooperation Instrument to support c...

  • 06 April 2016
    €100 million for Sudan under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa
    EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, during a visit to Sudan on the 5 April, has announced the wish of the EU to increase its cooperation with Sudan on issues of common interest.

  • 20 October 2014
    EU announces further support for development in Tajikistan
    The European Union (EU) and the Republic of Tajikistan held their fourth Cooperation Council meeting on 20 October 2014.

  • 11 October 2014
    EU announces further support for the development of Afghanistan
    The European Commission announced this Friday new development funding of €1.4 billion to Afghanistan for the period 2014-2020. The funds will focus on vital sectors for growth and social stability, such as rural development and agriculture, health, and strengthening democracy in the cou...

  • 10 April 2014
    Extra 187 million euro for urgent humanitarian aid
    An extra €150 million for urgent humanitarian aid and food assistance and €37 million for the Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights for this year was approved by Parliament’s Budgets Committee.

  • 24 March 2014
    New EU support for Latin America
    European Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, will today announce new EU support of €2.5 billion for Latin America for the years 2014 to 2020 (including funding for regional programmes, and for the bilateral envelopes to the eligible countries).

  • 20 March 2014
    New EU commitments towards development in Asia
    EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs will today announce over 6.5 billion euro in new support for countries and organisations in Asia for the period 2014-2020. The announcement will be made during a two-day event to discuss development cooperation with authorities from the countries a...

  • 17 December 2013
    MEPs approve the deal on foreign policy funds
    Un agreement on tge 2014-2020 funds has been reached. The programmes will be more closely focused on human rights, democracy and civil society.

  • 05 December 2013
    Agreement on the EU external programmes
    Lithuanian Presidency reaches agreement with the European Parliament on EU external financing for the 2014-2020 programming period.

  • 02 September 2013
    Millions of people around the world have now access to water thanks to the EU
    The EU has actively contributed that nearly 9 out of 10 people have access to drinking water. Over the eight past years, more than 70 million people in developing countries gain access to drinking water through the European Union financial support.To achieve that, the EU has allocated a total of ...



    • External cooperation: which instrument for your project?
      The external cooperation is the third type of EU programmes. Its budget supports projects with third countries, and is composed of different instruments which can be divided into two categories: thematic instruments and geographic ones. Each of these instruments has its own specific objectives an...

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