Annual Action Programmes

Annual Action Programmes

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Annual Action Programmes (AAP) are financing decisions adopted by the European Commission, to reserve funds for regional and country-based external cooperation programmes and for the implementation of thematic programmes. AAPs specify the objectives pursued, the fields of intervention, the expected results, the management procedures and total amount of financing planned. In addition, AAPs contain a description of the operations to be financed, an indication of the amounts allocated for each operation and an indicative implementation timetable.


The objectives pursued by the Annual Action Programme in favour of Nauru are improvements in energy efficiency and promotion of renewables to contribute to the country's shift to a low carbon economy.

The objectives pursued by the Annual Action Programme 2016 Part I for Bhutan are to support the Royal Government of Bhutan in their reforms in the areas of fiscal decentralization and capacity development for local governments including public finance management and in the area of sustainable agriculture and foresty including climate change adaptation and resilience.

The objectives pursued by the Annual Action Programme 2016 part III for the Asia region are to enhance regional integration in South East, South and North East Asia, support the reintegration of unprooted people, and contribute to economic prosperity and the development of a green economy.

Commission Implementing Decision of 27.7.2016 on the Annual Action Programme 2016 for Article 5 of the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace and Annexes.

The objectives pursued by the Annual Action Programme 2016/Part 2 and 2017/Part 1 are to support the Government of Afghanistan to (i) enhance the social and economic development of rural communities and reduce hunger and vulnerability, (ii) strenghten the public health system and the delivery of public health services, (iii) improve access to justice for all, and (iv) improve service delivery to Afghan citizens through legitimate and effective institutions and processes.

The AAP 2016, part 2 adopted on 4 August 2016 consists of the Pro-Resilience action -PRO-ACT 2016 which aims at building resilience of vulnerable communities by better targeting the root causes of food insecurity. It will operate in Bolivia, Central America, Horn of Africa, Sahel and Lake Chad, Central African Republic, DPR Korea, Yemen and Syria through various modalities: budget support, grants, EU trust funds and indirect management.

Commission Implementing Decision of 19.07.2016 on the Annual Action Programme 2016 for the Pan-African Programme to be financed from the general budget of the European Union.


Annual Action Programme 2015 part III and Annual Action Programme 2016 part II in favour of the Latin American region.

Action Document for the Regional Facility for International Cooperation and Partnership for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Commission Implementing Decision on the Annual Action Programme 2015 – part II - in favour of the Latin American region.




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