What we do
The core task of the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) is to run a number of EU foreign policy actions. The FPI manages operations including their financing. The FPI is a service of the European Commission which works alongside the European External Action Service (EEAS).
The Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) of the European Union aims to preserve peace and strengthen international security.
The IfS enables the EU to help third countries prevent conflicts or responds to actual crises as they unfold.
Through its election observation missions, the European Union supports the right to participate in free and fair elections.
The FPI is responsible for managing sanctions, as regulatory instruments with an important external dimension.
The ICI promotes cooperation with 17 industrialised and other high-income countries and territories.
Through the FPI, the European Commission represents the EU in the Kimberley Process, addressing the trade in ‘conflict diamonds’.
Stopping torture and abolishing capital punishment include measures to prevent the trade in certain goods.