International Cooperation and Development


A stronger global actor – The EU has set priorities for its external cooperation to face global challenges, promote its values and contribute to peace and prosperity in the world.


The EU is the largest development cooperation donor in the world. We provide funding in many different fields and through different methods depending on the needs and objectives of our partner countries.

Where we work

Find out in which countries and regions the EU is working to improve people’s lives.

Faces2Hearts – Travel far, get closer

Faces2Hearts is a life-changing experience, taking 20 enthusiastic vloggers to unusual destinations across the world to report on how the EU is changing people’s lives for the better.