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€385.4 million financial contribution to support EU-OCT partnership

The European Commission will invest €385.4 million to support 2021-27 partnerships based on agreed priorities with cooperation 10 OCTs: Aruba, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Greenland, New Caledonia, Saba, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Pierre et Miquelon, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten as well as a regional Pacific OCT programme.

New partnerships, jointly agreed with OCT authorities, will include projects to contribute to:

  • Learning and skills in Greenland;
  • Digitalisation in Aruba;
  • Water management in French Polynesia;
  • Clean energy in New Caledonia, Saba and Sint Maarten;
  • Nature-friendly cultural tourism in Saint Pierre et Miquelon;
  • Sustainable agriculture in Sint Eustatius, Pacific;
  • Disaster risk management in Saint Barthélemy;
  • Protection of natural habitats and the oceans in the French Southern and Antarctic Lands.

The EU will also launch an EU-OCT Youth Network in 2022.

The Decision on the Overseas Association, including Greenland with the EU (DOAG), worth €500 million, is the new instrument underpinning the political/institutional, trade and financial cooperation framework for the EU-OCT partnership for 2021-27.

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