The EU has a positive impact that reaches far beyond Europe’s borders. Watch the video to find out how.
The EU is keen to promote democracy and human rights all over the world, for example by including binding rules in its trade agreements, monitoring elections and through the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
By taking the lead in the fight against climate change, the EU inspires other parts of the world to follow suit.
The EU also often sets global standards, for example when it comes to online data protection.