Since 2018, SPC has had a European office, located in Paris, whose mandate is to strengthen ties with France and our European partners, particularly the European Union. Our presence in Europe acknowledges the interest that SPC and Europe share in implementing development projects in the Pacific for the benefit of the peoples of the region.
The office focusses on three objectives:
- Improving the visibility of Pacific issues and SPC’s role in addressing such challenges
- Developing partnerships with scientific, political and academic bodies or other international organisations based in Europe, to bring new forms of expertise to development in the Pacific
- Resource mobilisation designed to support the development projects SPC carries out. To achieve those objectives, the office is establishing close ties with its European counterparts and serves as a link to all SPC Divisions and Programmes.