The European Union (EU) is the Pacific Community’s principal development partner and an important partner for the Pacific region.
We work closely with the EU Delegation for the Pacific in implementing wide-ranging initiatives that are achieving transformational development results for Pacific people.
Based in Suva, Fiji, the Delegation represents the EU in the Pacific region. It is responsible for EU relations with most of the Pacific: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Niue, Marshall Islands, and Nauru, as well as French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna, and Pitcairn.
The main work of the Delegation includes furthering EU-Pacific relations, bilaterally and regionally; and overseeing the implementation of development cooperation in the Pacific region.
SPC works with the EU across diverse thematic activities including fisheries management, adding value to agricultural commodities, strengthening disaster resilience in the Pacific, addressing aspects of climate change, renewable energy, preparing the region for possible deep sea mining, researching energy from waves and currents, and many others. There is however one common theme: working with the EU as a close partner for Pacific development.
Current EU projects that we implement include:
- Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific (BSRP)
- Global Climate Change Alliance: Pacific Small Island States (GCCA: PSIS) project
- Pacific Territories Initiative for Regional Management of the Environment (INTEGRE)
- Pacific Agriculture Policy Project (PAPP)
- Deep Sea Minerals Project
Recently completed projects, the results of which are ongoing, include: