DG Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid of the European Commission brings together two former DGs - DG Development and DG EuropeAid. It began operations January 3, 2011 and are mandated to strengthen the capacity of the European Union to develop a policy of modern development aid, aimed at all developing countries, while improving the consistency of measures taken and mechanisms for implementation and delivery of aid. She is also responsible for defining the future of this policy, based on the Green Paper on the subject, and contributing to address global challenges. It plays a leading role in discussions between donors, international institutions, emerging and developing non-state actors.
The action of the EU in development cooperation based on the principles of aid effectiveness, coordination with Member States and international actors, and coherence of EU policies with development objectives.
The European Consensus on Development sets the general framework of the action of the Union and Member States in the field. In addition, the EU is particularly committed to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) the United Nations, for which it has set up various instruments that will also strengthen the impact of its action.
European Development Fund (EDF)
- The European Development Fund (EDF) is the main instrument for Community aid for development cooperation with ACP countries and the countries and overseas territories (OCTs). The Treaty of Rome of 1957 had provided for its creation to the provision of technical and financial assistance, initially to African countries with which some States had historical links.
The EDF consists of several instruments, including grant aid, risk capital and loans to the private sector. The Stabex and Sysmin respectively to help the agricultural and mining sectors were abolished by the new partnership agreement signed in Cotonou in June 2000. This agreement also streamlined the EDF and introduced a system of rolling programming allowing more flexibility and giving greater responsibility to the ACP States.
The tenth fund, covering the period from 2008 to 2013, provides a budget of 22.682 billion euros. Of this amount, 21.966 billion euros are allocated to ACP States, 286 million euros to the OCTs and 430 million euros to the Commission under support costs related to programming and implementation of EDF .
- Financing instrument for development cooperation - DCI (2007 - 2013)
Regulation (EC) No 1905/2006 of the European Parliament and the Council of 18 December 2006 establish a financing instrument for development cooperation (DCI), which replaces the range of geographic and thematic instruments created over time and as needed in order to improve development assistance.
The regulation states that EU aid is implemented through geographic and thematic programs and the program of accompanying measures to the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) signatories to the Sugar Protocol.
The financial framework for the implementation of this Regulation for the period 2007-2013 is EUR 16.897 billion: 10, 057 billion for geographic programs, 5.596 billion for thematic programs, 1.244 billion for the ACP countries signatories of the Sugar Protocol.
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Grants for assistance projects to uprooted people in developing countries
Between 2 and 5 million euro and maximum 90% of the project costs.
Support to cooperation between European regions at transnational level
Maximum 75% in the Objective "Convergence" regions, up to 50% in Regional Competitiveness and Employment area
Support for regional development projects in the Eastern Neighbour countries that aims at promoting connection of their policies with the EU policies and standards, and strengthening co...
Funding is allocated through calls for tenders and calls for proposals. Co-financing of at least 10%
* First amount of credit 65 million euro for 2013
Support programme to strengthen the impact of INTERREG on economic and social cohesion and on the intensity of cooperation throughout the EU and with neighbouring countries
Grants in the frame of the European Spatial Planning Observatory Network, a network of cooperation between national spatial planning institutes that will focus on the observation and analysis o...
Maximum cofuding rate per study: 50% (150,000 euro).
EU Calls for proposals
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This call aims at fostering structured cooperation between European and third-country higher education institutions through the promotion of mobility at all levels of studies for students,...
This call aims to contribute to make civil society a responsible, informed and competent partner in the economic, political, social and cultural life and to promote good governance at local and national levels ...
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The aim of the Europschool network is to create a common platform for European cooperation in preschool and primary education in order to reflect on research into the following topic: “How to...
The Promotion of career education and awareness in European schools through a Network of Schools across Europe and via CareerGUIDE Web Portal.
development of the co...
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A reorganization of the DG in charge of external aid: a new DG brings together EuropeAid and DG DEV
From January 3, the new Directorate General (DG DEVCO) will be responsible for designing European development policy and delivering aid throughout the world. This reorganization allows the Euro...
How and why build regional transboundary cooperation in the field of energy? The European Commission proposes ways.
In the field of energy, regional border cooperation inflects prices, improves security of supplies and plays a key role in achieving a single European market and competitive single energy marke...
Calls for tenders
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The overall objective of the contract is for the European Commission to acquire such assistance from the contractor as may be required to prepare an evaluation of the INSC programme to date and to develop
The overall objective of this contract is to support the EU in the implementation of its policy on nutrition and more specifically in its work to reach its pledge to support partner countries to reduce stunting...