Civil society

Civil society organisations include all non-State, not-for-profit, non-partisan and non-violent structures that pursue shared objectives and ideals.


Support for democratic societies, use of human rights in development policies, financial and technical assistance.

Election observation

EU election observation missions, electoral assistance projects, become an election observer.

Human rights

Human rights are universal, every human being is entitled to the enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms under international law.

Justice and the Rule of law

EU supports the justice sector and justice sector reform in partner countries.

Gender equality

Gender equality is one of the EU's core values and has been enshrined in European law for decades.

Reducing inequality

Reducing social and economic inequalities within and among countries is key to ensure that no one is left behind and for a sustainable economic growth.