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Global Europe: Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument

About the programme

The European Union is the world’s biggest donor of development assistance, the first trading partner and the first foreign investor for almost every country in the world.

The 2021-2027 budget will increase the effectiveness and visibility of the EU’s external policies, strengthen coordination with internal policies and give the EU the flexibility needed for a faster response to new crises and challenges.

The instrument will channel the biggest share of external action funds, with a budget of €79.5 billion. It will be the EU’s main tool to contribute to eradicating poverty and promoting sustainable development, prosperity, peace and stability.

Multi-annual programmes will be finalised in the second semester of 2021.

Programme website

Funding opportunities

Calls for proposal

Open and upcoming calls for proposal under Global Europe.

How to apply

Learn how to propose a project, and how the project selection process works.

Calls for tender

Open and upcoming calls for tender related to Global Europe.

Funded projects and results

Budget and performance

Includes performance highlights, key performance indicators, and the performance framework and assessment.

Programme performance webpage

Programme features

Programme duration


Lead services
Predecessor programmes

Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI); European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI); Partnership Instrument; European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR); European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD); Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP)

Management mode

Direct and indirect management

MFF heading

Neighbourhood and the World


External Action

Climate contribution

30% ((target)

Total budget 2021-2027

€ 80.59 billion ((current prices), of which € 1.13 billion of reflows from the European Development Fund (indicative amount)