Monday, December 21, 2015

EU adopts projects to enhance cooperation with Latin America, India and China

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The European Commission has approved four new projects with a combined budget of €11.23 million to enhance the EU’s cooperation with India, China and Brazil as well as the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region on matters of common interest. These projects were adopted under the Partnership Instrument and bring the overall contribution in support of the EU’s strategic interests to € 102.7 million this year. ...
The fourth new project will support the stepping up of EU engagement in China through people-to-people contacts: EU Policy and Outreach Partnership in China (€1.8 million) is a Public Diplomacy tool which aims at giving the EU a stronger voice and at reinforcing its capacity to engage with local publics and stakeholders. Funds from this action will also provide for the training of Chinese and Mongolian interpreters, also in view of ASEM11 which will take place in Ulaanbaatar in 2016.
 About the Partnership Instrument
The Partnership Instrument[1] funds projects that enable the European Union to take part in shaping global change and promote its fundamental values. It is one of several instruments included in the EU’s budget for 2014-2020 allocated for the financing of the EU’s External Action. Through the Partnership Instrument, the EU cooperates with partners around the world to advance its strategic interests to tackle global challenges. The Partnership Instrument funds activities that carry EU agendas with partner countries forward, translating political commitments into concrete measures.
For more information: Service for Foreign Policy Instruments [:] EU boosts support for sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean
[1] Regulation (EU) no 236/2014 of 11 March 2014, OJ L 77,15.3.2015,p.95

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