The role of the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments is to:

  • act as first responder to foreign policy needs and opportunities
  • help countries cope with crises and maintain peace and security
  • observe elections, support democracy and human dignity and the rule of law worldwide
  • build alliances and leverage the EU’s influence in the world
  • prevent trade in conflict diamonds and in goods that could be used for capital punishment or torture
  • address threats to international security through the European Peace Facility


Plans and reports

Commission work programme – overview of institution-wide deliverables for current year

Management plan – department forecasted outputs, activities, resources for current year

Annual activity report – department achievements, resources used during previous year



Leadership and organisation