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Global Gateway

The Global Gateway stands for sustainable and trusted connections that work for people and the planet. It helps to tackle the most pressing global challenges, from fighting climate change, to improving health systems, and boosting competitiveness and security of global supply chains.

In focus

Global Gateway overview

The European Commission and the EU High Representative have set out the Global Gateway, a new European strategy to boost smart, clean and secure links in digital, energy and transport sectors and to strengthen health, education and research systems across the world.

President von der Leyen

We will support smart investments in quality infrastructure, respecting the highest social and environmental standards, in line with the EU’s values and standards. The Global Gateway strategy is a template for how Europe can build more resilient connections with the world.

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

Between 2021 and 2027, Team Europe will mobilise up to €300 billion of investments for sustainable and high-quality projects, taking into account the needs of partner countries and ensuring lasting benefits for local communities. This will allow EU’s partners to develop their societies and economies, but also create opportunities for the EU Member States’ private sector to invest and remain competitive, whilst ensuring the highest environmental and labour standards, as well as sound financial management.

The Global Gateway is the EU’s contribution to narrowing the global investment gap worldwide. It is in line with the commitment of the G7 leaders from June 2021 to launch a values-driven, high-standard and transparent infrastructure partnership to meet global infrastructure development needs. The Global Gateway is also fully aligned with the UN’s Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the Paris Agreement.

The inaugural milestone of the Global Gateway was the Africa-Europe Investment Package with approximately €150 billion of investment dedicated to bolstering cooperation with African partners. We have also started implementing Global Gateway in Asia and the Pacific and in Latin America and the Caribbean, where President von der Leyen announced a global investment by EU and its Member States of over €45 billion.

In 2023, ninety key projects were launched worldwide across the digital, energy and transport sectors through Global Gateway to strengthen health, education, and research systems globally.

Principles of the Global Gateway

Global Gateway partnerships is based on 6 principles:

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    democratic values and high standards
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    good governance and transparency
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    equal partnerships
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    green and clean
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    security focused
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    catalysing private sector investment

Global Gateway initiatives by region/country

Global Gateway is implemented through projects in Latin America and the Caribbean; the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific; and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Global Gateway projects by region

Sources of financing

up to €300 billion
in investments until 2027

The Global Gateway will be delivered through a Team Europe approach, which brings together the EU and EU Member States with their financial and development institutions. It also seeks to mobilise the private sector in order to leverage investments for a transformational impact.

The Global Gateway draws on the new financial tools in the EU multi-annual financial framework 2021-2027, in particular the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI)-Global Europe, the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) III, the digital and international part of the Connecting Europe Facility, but also Interreg, InvestEU and Horizon Europe, the EU research and innovation programme.


Joint Communication: The Global Gateway
Press release: Global Gateway: up to €300 billion for the European Union's strategy to boost sustainable links around the world
Questions and answers on Global Gateway