Approval of the Technical Cooperation Facility in favour of SurinameThursday, 21 November, 2013 aap-financing-suriname-commission-decision-20131121_en.pdf
The overall objective of the EU support through the Banana Accompanying Measures is to support ACP banana exporting countries to adjust to the changed EU banana trade regime. The BAM will help to fulfil the goals of EU cooperation with ACP countries: reducing poverty, fostering sustainable growth and ensuring the countries' smooth integration into the world economy.Tuesday, 18 December, 2012 aap-financing-suriname-af1-20121218_en.pdf
Approval of the he Bananas Accompanying Measures for 2012 in favour of the Republic of Suriname.Tuesday, 18 December, 2012 aap-financing-suriname-commission-implementing-decision-20121218_en.pdf
The main expected result is to support the formulation and implementation of national public policies aiming at: (i) reinforcing public finance management and improving the external balance; (ii) Promoting private sector development; (iii) Improving Public Administration Management; (iv) Reinforcing agriculture and food production; and (v) Designing an integrated policy of science, technology, innovation and environmentMonday, 3 December, 2012 aap-financing-cuba-af2-20121203_en.pdf
The aim of the programme is to promote and stimulate the reform of agriculture, by supporting the autonomy and capacities of non-State actors and by improving the change of management system with a decentralised and inclusive methodology, including a value chain approach for selected types of production.Monday, 3 December, 2012 aap-financing-cuba-af1-20121203_en.pdf
Approval of the 2012 Annual Action Programme in favour of Cuba, constituted by the actions: (1) "Support for food security in Cuba" and (2) "EU facility for expertise exchanges, training and studies for Cuba"Monday, 3 December, 2012 aap-financing-cuba-commission-implementing-decision-20121203_en.pdf
The overall objective of this Barbados Human Resource Development Programme is to promote sustainable growth and poverty alleviation through increased competitiveness. The specific objective of HRD Programme is to achieve an efficient, well coordinated, effective, knowledge-led, and demand-driven HRD system geared to Barbadian conditions and aspirations.Sunday, 1 January, 2012 aap-financing-barbados-af-2012_en.pdf
Budget Support Measure in favour of the Barbados Human Resource Development Programme, constituted by the 10th EDF contribution to Barbados Human Resource Development Programme.Sunday, 1 January, 2012 aap-financing-barbados-commission-decision-2012_en.pdf
Find a collection of the answers to the most common questions people ask about/to the Infopoint staff.
Do we need an ID card to enter the External Cooperation Infopoint?
No, the External Cooperation Infopoint is a space open to everyone willing to know more about external cooperation. Opening hours are from 10 am to 4pm on weekdays.
Is the External Cooperation Infopoint open all year round?
The External Cooperation Infopoint is open all year round on weekdays, excepted in August and on European Commission's holidays.
Are there public group visits sessions organised to the main building of the European Commission, Directorate General Development and Cooperation – Europeaid?
It is not possible to organise group visits to the main building of the European Commission, Directorate General Development and Cooperation – Europeaid without special authorisation.
It is however possible to spontaneously visit the External Cooperation Infopoint, without prior appointment, as it is a space open to the external public.
It is also possible to organise visits à la carte, if you have made a formal request and if you are a group of at least 10 people. Organised Visits are presentations on one or several subjects related to external cooperation delivered by European Commission's staff.
Can the External Cooperation Infopoint provide us with a list of contacts/names within the European Commission?
The external cooperation Infopoint staff can direct you to the most relevant contact/s but is not allowed to give you their details. If you wish to find the contact details of someone within the European Commission or within the Directorate General Development and Cooperation – Europeaid, the best thing to do is to make a search through the official directory of the European Union "EU Whoiswho".
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If you would like to be regularly informed of our activities, we can add you to our mailing list in order to receive invitations to our conferences.
What type of information can we receive at the External Cooperation Infopoint?
The External Cooperation Infopoint staff is available to answer your questions related to development and cooperation policies and identify for you documentation in line with your specific interest. All publications at the Infopoint are available to pick up for free. However, the External Cooperation Infopoint is not allowed to send any publications to personal addresses.
The Infopoint regularly organise conferences and can give you information on upcoming conferences. If you are interested, you can be added to our database, in order to be kept informed by email.
The Infopoint also organise visits for of groups of at least 10 people, which are presentations on external cooperation tailored to your group's needs.
The Infopoint is not allowed to give you any contact details of the European Commission staff and does not have the capacity to answer your queries regarding specific calls for proposals/procurement notices.
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If you wish to receive publications related to European Union External Cooperation directly at home, you have the possibility to order it through the EU Bookshop, providing that they are available in paper copy.
Where can I find information regarding calls for proposals/procurement notices?
The External Cooperation Infopoint cannot provide you with any information regarding calls for proposals/procurement notices, such as contact points, deadlines for application, eligibility criteria's, confirmation of receipt and results of a specific call.
If you want to have a look at the current calls for proposals/procurement notices, you can do it through the relevant page of the European Commission, Development and Cooperation – Europeaid website and look at the latest publications.
If you want to apply or have applied to a specific call/procurement notice, you must only refer to the documents related to the call/tender. They contain all the information you need, such as eligibility criterias, contact point, guidelines, deadline for application, contract notice/ term of reference etc…
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How can I apply to European Commission job openings?
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The Info Point organises conferences on European external cooperation.
Their aim is to tie in with topical events (visit to Brussels by a well-known figure in the field, International Days) by organising conferences that will engage our partners in development and stimulate debate and different points of view. The conferences are aimed both at the general public, the development community and the staff of the European institutions. Interaction and exchange are key objectives of these sessions.
Interested in the European Commission's external cooperation, we can organise a visit for you. A visit consists of a presentation on one or several subjects related to external cooperation delivered by European Commission's staff. Presentations are held mainly in English and French, but can also be held in other EU languages. Duration of the visits varied between 45 minutes and 3 hours.WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Everyone who would like to know more about the European Commission's external cooperation is welcome! Groups should count at least 10 people. Most regular visitors are universities or high-school students, company representatives and NGOs, as well as groups of officials and regional representatives from partner countries.PROCEDURE TO REQUEST A GROUP VISIT
As the visit/information session is tailored to your group's needs, please send a request at least one month in advance, with the following info:
Since the opening of the InfoPoint in 2006, around 700 groups participated in an organised visit at the Info Point.
Examples of presentation topics: *General presentation on EuropeAid and EU Development Policies ; *EU Policies in specific thematic related to development and cooperation ; *EU relations with specific regions and countries… Of course, any other topic related the European Commission's external cooperation is open to request.
The overall objective of the Environment Programme is to support the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to pursue a low-carbon development path through the implementation of the National Environment Policy, the Forest Policy, the Protected Areas Policy and the National Climate Change Policy.Thursday, 14 March, 2013 aap-financing-trinidad-and-tobago-af1-20130314_en.pdf
This programme builds on past EU projects in T&T under the 8th and 9th EDF (poverty reduction, SME support) and is consistent with the 10th EDF programmes on Support to Enabling Environment for Competitive Businesses and the Environment programme. It is the continuation of the AMSP 2007 – 2010.Tuesday, 20 November, 2012 aap-financing-trinidad-and-togago-af1-AMS-20121120_en.pdf
In response to the urgency of mobilising assistance contributing to the stabilisation and development of Ukraine, the European Commission has today adopted a special support package worth €365 million.
Speech by Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy to European Parliament
Speech by Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood at the International Expert Conference on Eastern Partnership in Prague
Representatives of more than 150 civil society organisations, academics, media, government representatives and international organisations from the Southern Neighbourhood and Europe, from the Southern Neighbourhood gathered in Brussels to launch, with the EU, a major new initiative for the Southern Mediterranean, aimed...
Speech by Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy at the 'One World Documentary Film Festival' in Brussels
The Annual Action Programme "Accompanying Measures for Sugar protocol countries – AMS 2012" in favour of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is approved. The objectives pursued by the Annual Action Programme are: to support the national food security and economic diversification; to support economic diversification and alternative use of the former sugar areas and its assets and to support the protection of the environment.Tuesday, 20 November, 2012 aap-financing-trinidad-and-tobago-commission-implementing-decision-AMS-20121120_en.pdf