Africa, Caribbean & Pacific


The European Commission contributes billions of euros in aid to help developing countries stand on their own two feet. By tackling poverty, boosting local economies and strengthening governance in the weakest of nations, EU funds are helping millions of people across the globe. Support is provided carefully and in a way that secures the long-term future of developing countries which face the rigours of operating in an ever more complex and fast-paced global economy. The Commission finances most of its development programmes for African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) partner countries through the European Development Fund (EDF). Money from this pot is also spent on supporting the EU’s Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs). The Commission also funds some programmes from the EU’s general budget. Member States contribute to both the EDF and the general budget.


The main priorities for EU-Latin America co-operation concern: economic growth, health and education, good governance, agriculture, natural resources and infrastructures.


More information

ECRAAL - European Centre for Research in Asia, Africa and Latin America
Rond Point Schuman 6, 1040 Brussels - Scotland House
Tel: +32 2 282 84 16