EDF-FED : more cooperation between outermost regions and neighbours

November 28, 2014

Hat: EDF-FED : more cooperation between outermost regions and neighbours

Funding Scheme: 2014-11-28

Pgm2014 2020: Yes

Isfondstruct: Yes


The European Commission has published a Guidance note on its cooperation strategy between outermost regions and African, Carribbean, Pacific neighbours.


New guidelines from the Commission should help to step up cooperation between the EU’s outermost regions and their neighbours in the Caribbean, West Africa and the Indian Ocean.

EU outermost regions (Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion, Mayotte, Saint-Martin, Madeira, the Azores and the Canary Islands) receive funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

 The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Countries States and the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) benefit from aid for development cooperation under the European Development Fund (EDF).

New rules put in place for 2014-2020 are designed to make it easier to develop joint ERDF-EDF projects. In order to put these rules into effect, detailed guidance has been issued jointly by the Commission’s DGs for Regional and Urban Policy (REGIO) and for Development and Cooperation (EuropeAid). This guidance is addressed to the relevant EU institutions, as well as partners from the ACP, OCT and Outermost Regions. One example of a successful ERDF-EDF project is SmartFish, a sustainable fisheries programme in Africa, which includes participation from Réunion.

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