The European Union gave the green light to eight new projects under the partnership instrument (PI) to boost cooperation with partner countries in priority areas on Tuesday.
These actions were approved by the European Commission and amount to more than 32 million euros, according to an official statement.
They will support the EU’s strategic objectives in external relations through enhancing partnerships with third countries (non-EU countries) worldwide to address global challenges and find joint solutions to issues such as climate change, sustainability, the international digital agenda and civil aviation.
Among these projects, the greening of economies, sustainable environmental practices and the fight against climate change will be promoted through several targeted initiatives.
These new initiatives also aim to reinforce policy dialogues with the EU’s strategic partners and beyond on a great variety of policy areas, including consumer protection, climate change, environmental protection and sustainability.
The PI funds projects that enable the EU to take part in shaping global change and promote its fundamental values. The overall contribution in support of the EU’s strategic interests in the last two-and-a-half years totals over 315 million euros, the statement added.