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African Peace Facility

Since the establishment of the African Peace Facility (APF) in 2004, the EU has channelled €740 million through this instrument.

Catherine Ashton chairs the EEAS Mali Crisis Platform, ©EEAS 

In 2007, the African Union (AU) and the EU decided to broaden the scope of the African Peace Facility to cover conflict prevention and post-conflict stabilisation as well as to accelerate decision-making and coordination processes.

In line with the priorities of the Partnership on Peace and Security of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy , African Peace Facility (APF) funds have been allocated as follows:

1)   Capacity Building: An amount of € 100 million have been allocated for the operationalisation of African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) and Africa-EU dialogue. EU support aims at strengthening the capacity and effective functioning of the various components of the APSA and at reinforcing the political dialogue by improving cooperation on the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts in Africa.

2)   Peace Support Operations (PSO) : An amount of € 600 million has been earmarked for this purpose. The funding of Peace Support Operations represents the core activity of the African Peace Facility (APF). EU support aims at providing sustainable and predictable funding, enabling the AU and African sub-regional organisations to plan and conduct peace support operations.

3)   Early Response Mechanism (ERM): An amount of € 15 million have been allocated to finance preparatory stages of Peace Support Operations or initial steps of mediation processes, where urgent funding is required.

4)  Contingencies: An amount of € 40 million have been earmarked for unforeseen needs in case any of the above-mentioned budget lines is depleted.

Additional funds have been assigned to cover costs for activities, such as audit, monitoring, visibility, evaluation and technical assistance.

Last update: 12/12/2013 | Top