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.
Overseas Countries and Territories: Stepping up cooperation for green prosperity and improved learning and skills