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EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund

Europaid - Tue, 07/30/2013 - 13:30

EU-Africa cooperation on infrastructure, which aims to increase European and African investment in infrastructure and related services, is a cornerstone of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy. To support its implementation, the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund was launched in 2007 by the EU together with its member states and the European Investment Bank (EIB).

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Joint Africa–EU Strategy

Europaid - Tue, 07/30/2013 - 13:30

The Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES) was launched at the Africa–EU Summit in Lisbon in 2007 and sets out the intention of both continents to move beyond a donor/recipient relationship towards long-term cooperation on jointly identified, mutual and complementary interests. It is based on principles of ownership, partnership and solidarity and its adoption marks a new phase in Africa-EU relations.

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Africa-EU continental cooperation

Europaid - Tue, 07/30/2013 - 13:30

Cooperation at a continental level between Africa and the European Union is guided by the Strategic Partnership, which is based on shared values and common interests. In 2007 the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES) was adopted by both partners to forge stronger links between the two continents in key areas of cooperation, to deepen the political dialogue, and to provide a concrete road map for future joint work.

 

The Strategic Africa-EU Partnership

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African Peace Facility

Europaid - Tue, 07/30/2013 - 13:30

In response to a request by African leaders, the African Peace Facility (APF) was created in 2004 as an innovative instrument, which constitutes the main source of funding to support the African Peace and Security Architecture. Since its initiation the APF has been effective in backing African efforts in the area of peace and security on the continent by providing predictable aid.

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Pan-African Programme

Europaid - Tue, 07/30/2013 - 13:30

A new Pan-African Programme will provide dedicated support to the Africa-EU Strategic Partnership.

The Programme is funded under the EU's Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) with a budget of €845 million for the period 2014-2020. It constitutes one of the main financial instruments for the implementation of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy.

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Research - policy

Europaid - Tue, 07/23/2013 - 11:40
Research helps to inform EU development policy, and it also plays a significant role in the EU’s development cooperation. EU development aid funds research capacity building and research activities to help tackle the key challenges facing the most vulnerable inhabitants of the planet. These initiatives focus on topics of particular relevance to poverty alleviation. The dissemination of research results and the introduction of innovatory practices are also of great benefit to developing countries.  
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Research - funding

Europaid - Tue, 07/23/2013 - 11:40
As part of its development cooperation, the EU supports research activities that focus on some of the key challenges facing the world’s most vulnerable communities.   For the period 2007-13, the EU's development cooperation is mainly financed through two types of instrument:
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Health - funding

Europaid - Tue, 07/23/2013 - 11:40
The EU funds a wide variety of initiatives addressing health challenges and improving health systems in developing countries.   For the period 2007-13, the EU's development cooperation in the area of health is mainly financed through two types of instrument:
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Culture - policy

Europaid - Tue, 07/23/2013 - 11:40

Culture is an important sector of social and human development. It contributes to identity-building and self-esteem, fosters economic growth and social cohesion, and helps to promote political participation and ownership. It is shaped by specific values, traditions and behavioural patterns that need to be considered in all sectors of development when working with partner countries.

Culture has an important place in the EU’s development cooperation. The EU seeks to:

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Culture - funding

Europaid - Tue, 07/23/2013 - 11:40

EU development aid supports a wide range of activities promoting culture and traditional heritage. The EU’s objectives in this area are to encourage cultural diversity, stimulate intercultural dialogue, facilitate people's access to culture and widen the scope to place cultural artefacts on markets abroad.

For the period 2007-13, the EU’s development action in this field is mainly financed through two types of instruments:

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Sustainable agriculture and rural development - policy

Europaid - Tue, 07/23/2013 - 11:40
Three quarters of the world’s poor live in rural areas and are largely dependent on farming. Moreover, in many developing countries, the livelihoods of most of the population derive from agriculture, and in particular small-scale farming. As a consequence, support for smallholders and for rural areas can help to reduce poverty. It can also stimulate inclusive and sustainable growth and increase food and nutrition security. Sustainable agriculture is, therefore, one of the priorities of the EU’s development cooperation.
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Sustainable agriculture and rural development - funding

Europaid - Tue, 07/23/2013 - 11:40
The EU provides substantial funding in support of the sustainable development of partner countries’ agriculture and rural areas.   For the period 2007-13, the EU’s external aid for sustainable agriculture and rural development is financed through two types of instrument:
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Health - policy

Europaid - Tue, 07/23/2013 - 11:40
Ill health and poverty feed on each other: poverty generates ill health, and poor health, in turn, brings more poverty. The EU, as part of its support to developing countries, backs initiatives that are helping to break this vicious circle. This assistance, provided in line with the Millennium Development Goals, focuses on health care and on the provision of information and education for healthier lives.
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Resilience and Fragility - Analytical tools

Europaid - Mon, 07/22/2013 - 11:50
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International Cooperation

Europaid - Mon, 07/22/2013 - 11:50
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Conflict and Crisis & Security-Development nexus

Europaid - Mon, 07/22/2013 - 11:50
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Fragility and crisis management - analytical tools

Europaid - Mon, 07/22/2013 - 11:50

The European Commission uses several analytical tools in support of fragility and crisis managment.

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