Partnership Instrument

19-04-2017

The EU's Partnership Instrument (PI) is a foreign policy tool established under the current Multiannual Financial Framework to fund strategic cooperation with third countries on 'issues of global concern', and pursue EU objectives set out in the Europe 2020 strategy related to sustainability, trade and innovation, and EU public diplomacy. While all third countries are eligible for PI-funded cooperation, the instrument is especially aimed at middle and upper-income countries that are current or potential strategic partners to the EU.

The EU's Partnership Instrument (PI) is a foreign policy tool established under the current Multiannual Financial Framework to fund strategic cooperation with third countries on 'issues of global concern', and pursue EU objectives set out in the Europe 2020 strategy related to sustainability, trade and innovation, and EU public diplomacy. While all third countries are eligible for PI-funded cooperation, the instrument is especially aimed at middle and upper-income countries that are current or potential strategic partners to the EU.