Partnership Instrument for cooperation with third countries 2014-2020 PICTC Closed!


The aim is to promote Union and mutual interests. The Part­nership Instrument shall support measures that respond in an effective and flexible manner to objectives arising from the Union's bilateral, regional or multilateral relationships with third countries and shall address challenges of global concern and ensure an adequate follow-up to decisions taken at a multilateral level.


  • Support for the Union's bilateral, regional and inter-regional cooperation partnership strategies, by promoting policy dialogue and by developing collective approaches and responses to challenges of global concern.
  • Reinforcement of cooperation on global challenges, addressing in particular climate change, energy security and the protection of the environment.
  • Implementing the international dimension of ‘Europe 2020’, bringing together three pillars: economic, social and envir­onmental.
  • Facilitation and support of economic and trade relations with partner countries.
  • Enhancing cooperation in higher education.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the programme is:

  • 954,76 Million EUR (Global Budget)

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