FPI showcases

FPI showcases

The FPI undertakes a number of important management and financing activities that support real foreign policy-related initiatives on the ground. Here are some examples of the kinds of actions the FPI helps make possible, in coordination with the European External Action Service (EEAS) and other partner services.

Libya: Raising mine awareness and helping internally displaced persons return to their homes

After the 2011 Revolution, about 40,000 Libyans from the city of Tawergha had to flee they homes and started living in dire conditions in camps spread across the country. In the following years, the return of these people to their homes has become one of the most pressing issues for the international community and Libyans alike. An EU project raises awareness about unexploded ordnances and mines and helps clearing private properties so that they can safely return home.

Syrian women, agents for change

Promoting Equal Rights for Women in Syria

Syria’s civil war has been tearing the country apart for eight years. When it ends, political will, knowledge and expertise will be needed to build consensus for a democratic and inclusive society. In Syria, as in so many parts of the world, culture and tradition have limited women’s participation in public and political life, largely excluding them from decision-making. But women must be involved if any political transition is to be successful. Democracy can only take root if the human rights of both women and men are respected. An EU-funded project aimed to ensure women are equal partners in this process for a successful and sustainable outcome.

Breathing new life: Restoring cultural heritage in Letnicë/Letnica, Kosovo

The Mill of Frok Dokic may not look like much. However, here, in the shadow of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Letnica, students, professors, restorers, carpenters and other tradespeople are restoring a centuries-old building full of cultural heritage to its former glory.

EU engagement in the Kimberley Process: A pledge to more sustainable livelihoods of mining communities

Natural resources belong to local communities not to militias. Since 2003, the EU and international partners representing 99% of the world’s diamond trade have joined forces to make sure that the production and trade of rough diamonds contributes to peace and sustainable economic and human development. The Kimberley Process is a unique tool for conflict prevention and promotes sustainable development. Holding the rotating Chairmanship in 2018, the EU seeks to ensure that the Process remains fit for purpose in a changing context.

Tackling organised crime and building economic resilience in Chad

As stability and prosperity of the Lake Chad region are under threat by the presence of terrorist groups, the European Union and Chadian government work together to increase security and border controls on Lake Chad and the Chari-Logone rivers. The improvement of security infrastructure marks a crucial step towards increasing regional stability and economic prosperity for the local population and fighting organised crime in the region.

International Urban Cooperation builds partnerships with cities in Asia

Bilateral cooperation between cities plays a major role in tackling some of today's most pressing challenges, including rapid urbanisation and the consequences of climate change. The International Urban Cooperation (IUC) programme supports city-to-city, sub-national and inter-regional cooperation to spur sustainable development and build partnerships across the globe. By setting up local, regional and global networks in Asia's economic powerhouses, the IUC is building cooperation with cities from two of the EU's most important partners.

Ukraine: EU helps ensure increased safety for school in conflict zone

Dangerously close to a conflict zone, one school in Bakhmut, eastern Ukraine, is, with the help of the EU, working hard to improve the safety of its students.

Ending Child Labour for Peace and Stability in the Sahel

An IcSP-funded project in Mali and Senegal tackles child labour by providing education and social reintegration work to children who have been exploited

European Union partnerships for the economic empowerment of women

ICSP supporting local mine clearance in Libya

Libya has seen political turmoil, violence, and instability since 2011. What was hoped to be a success story – of democratic transition after the Arab revolutions – has turned into a protracted armed conflict.

EU restores main marketplace in Bor, South Sudan

Shortly after conflict broke out in South Sudan capital, in mid-December 2013, fighting erupted in Jonglei State and its capital, the town of Bor. During the unrest, tens of thousands were displaced and the town suffered significant destruction of private property and public infrastructure including schools, clinics and government buildings.

Supporting confidence building in South Caucasus conflict areas

Creating trust and confidence between communities affected by conflicts is a key EU objective in the South Caucasus. Since 2010, the Confidence Building Early Response Mechanism (COBERM) has supported youth camps, professional training, research, healthcare services and business development projects to help overcome divisions and create opportunities for dialogue and peace.

IfS support to Palestine refugees

The Instrument for Stability collaborates with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to support Palestine refugees retaining their livelihoods in the midst of the Syrian crisis.

Who guards the guardians in Guinea?

An IcSP-funded project has tackled two issues that contributed to instability in Guinea: lack of trust between citizens and the police and the removal of abandoned weapon stockpiles.

Community-driven solutions in Lebanon

An IcSP-funded project has helped poor communities in Lebanon with high concentrations of refugees to come together and tackle shared problems.

Demining the mountains in Colombia

An IcSP-funded project to remove deadly landmines in Colombia shows that communities can overcome the legacy of terrible and divisive conflict and is a powerful example for others to follow.

Analysis of the perception of the EU and of EU's policies abroad

Results of the study "Analysis of the perception of the EU and of EU's policies abroad".

Supporting Syrian refugees in Turkey

IcSP-funded projects have helped Syrian refugees in Turkey to integrate into their host communities, access health and education services and contribute to the local economy.

What next for EU Arctic policy?

Two-day consultation conference for Arctic stakeholders held in Brussels 1-2 June 2015.

EU Gateway │ Business Avenues supports European companies in Asia

The new edition of this programme helps European companies to establish long-lasting business collaborations in South Korea and South East Asia (2016-2020), China (2016-2018) and Japan (2017-2019) through business matchmaking and customised services.

Promoting religious harmony in Niger

An IcSP-funded project has helped to promote religious reconciliation through dialogue and foster social cohesion. It has given young people confidence to engage for a peaceful future.

The EU Election Observation Mission in Senegal

A presidential election took place in Senegal on 26 February 2012 amidst controversy over the constitutional validity of a third term for incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade.

Public Diplomacy through the Partnership Instrument

One of the main aims of EU external actions is to develop relations and build partnerships with third countries. The Partnership Instrument helps the EU achieve these goals abroad.

Negotiating the future

The IcSP’s European Resources for Mediation Support (ERMES) project continues to play a crucial role in fostering mediation and dialogue in conflict zones around the world.

The European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan

The FPI oversees the implementation and financial management of the European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL Afghanistan). It is the second largest civilian mission under the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), comprising 290 international staff, mainly consisting of police officers and rule of law experts, and 200 local staff.

EU Centres of Excellence in the United States

The ambitious agenda of cooperation between the EU and the US is taken forward via constant, intensive dialogue. This dialogue takes place at various levels, from the annual summit meetings between EU and US leaders to technical work at expert level.

Ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine – monitoring the line of contact

An IcSP-funded project has provided the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine with the tools required to help ease tensions, engage all parties and build trust across the Line of Contact.