Strong New EU-Caribbean Partnerships until 2027

October 19, 2022

The EU and Caribbean countries have kickstarted a new ambitious round of cooperation major issues such as the ‘Green Deal’, ‘Economic Resilience and Trade’ and ‘Governance, Security and Human Development.’ 

This cooperation, under the EU’s new international strategy ‘the Global Gateway’, has been formally launched during a meeting when European Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen met leaders from 16 Caribbean countries (CARIFORUM representatives) in Barbados on October 12, 2022.

These new partnerships will be implemented until 2027 and will propose concrete actions to fight climate change, protect biodiversity, foster digital innovation and mobility of students and university staff in the region. 
The partnerships embody the mutual commitment to build stronger political, economic and social ties and stronger development cooperation between the EU and the Caribbean region. 

In 2023, an EU-LAC Summit is foreseen to be organised to gather EU leaders with those of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) around joint priorities and activities.

The EU will bring a total contribution of over €800 million to the programmes and projects under the partnerships until 2027.

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