The EU has spent more than €500 million development assistance in Indonesia in the last ten years, in particular to promote basic education for all and good governance (public finance management and justice), and to support efforts against climate change and deforestation and trade. EU cooperation is designed to support the Government of Indonesia's policies, as reflected in the Government's Medium Term Development Plans.
Indonesia has now graduated out of bilateral EU development assistance in the current programming period 2014-2020, but most programmes under the 2007 – 2013 financial framework, where €356 million was allocated, are still under implementation, some of them running until 2019.
Indonesia continues to be eligible for EU Thematic and Regional Cooperation programmes; the later growing steadily in particular the EU-ASEAN cooperation's allocation which has almost tripled between 2007-2013 and 2014-2020. These regional and regional thematic instruments allow the EU to concentrate its support to Indonesia's own priority sectors:
- Higher Education - European Higher Education Fair, Erasmus+ scholarships and projects;
- Continued Aid for Trade support - dedicated Indonesia component under the regional Multi Annual indicative programme by 2017;
- Green Infrastructures and Green Growth - Asian Investment Facility, and Sustainable Consumption and Production under SWITCH Asia;
- Climate Change & Forestry – new regional funding on peatlands and biodiversity; additional possible thematic and global funding linked to Indonesia's new policies in fighting deforestation and licensing for timber products (FLEGT);
- Support to civil society with a current portfolio of NGO projects managed by the Delegation amounting to over €20 million, and including on human rights; yearly allocations are € 2 million for CSO-LA and € 1 million for EIDHR.
The European Commission has been also providing prompt and substantial responses to emergencies, in particular the tsunami/earthquake in Aceh-Nias and Yogyakarta (€246 million) as well as the Aceh Peace Process over the last ten years; the ASEAN Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA) in Jakarta shall receive further EU support through ASEAN from 2017 and the EU civil protection mechanism stands ready to support Indonesia for forest and peatlands fires mitigation.