AFD has been building numerous partnerships at the international level for several years now. The European Commission is one of our most important partners and AFD has a Representation Office to European Institutions in Brussels, which works with a division dedicated to European cooperation at AFD’s headquarters.
In recent years, major impetus has been given to scaling up our relations with the European Commission, along with other bilateral European agencies and the European Investment Bank (EIB), while ensuring that AFD is fully part of the French mechanism for European relations on ODA.
The objectives of our European strategy are based on two cornerstones:
- To establish sustainable relations for cooperation and operational partnerships between AFD and European institutions (Commission, Parliament, EIB);
- To contribute to building an operational network of actors of European aid with the Commission and other bilateral donors.