International development dialogue

International development dialogue

The European Commission - EuropeAid in particular has an important role to play in ensuring that the EU is effectively represented internationally in development policy matters.

The role of the EU on the international scene is set out in the Commission's prerogatives under Article 17 of the Treaty on the European Union.

The European Commission is closely involved in development dialogue with or within international organisations and informal groupings such as the Group of Eight (G8) and the Group of Twenty (G20) as well as with non EU countries, traditional donors and emerging economies.