The European Consensus on Development reflects the European Union willingness to make a decisive contribution to the eradication of poverty in the world and to help build a more peaceful and equitable world. It was agreed that the EU will be primarily active in nine areas.
Nine intervention areas
- Trade and regional integration.
- Environment and the sustainable management of natural resources.
- Infrastructure, communications and transport.
- Rural development (territorial planning, agriculture and food security)
- Governance, democracy and human rights.
- Peace and security
- Human development.
- Social cohesion and employment.
The European development consensus identifies four “cross-cutting issues” of major importance for development: