EU Relations with Angola


EU development assistance

The main goal is to contribute to sustainable development through institutional support and capacity building, and through support for the Angolan government’s strategy to combat poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). Building on that strategy, €214m in total financing will be provided under the 2008-13 EU Angola Country Strategy Paper (CSP) .


Main areas of cooperation

  • Governance, democracy, human rights & economic and institutional reforms

    Modernising public administration (including public services provision), public‑finances management and the justice system.


  • Human and social development

    Access to good-quality, basic social services (education, health, welfare for vulnerable groups, water, sanitation). Repairing, constructing and equipping municipal infrastructure.

  • Rural development, agriculture and food security

    Adaptation and diversification of smallholder farming, de-mining & associated security activities and providing basic infrastructure.

  • Water sector

    To develop trade, help non-state actors and manage biodiversity.

New 2012 EU-Angola agreement

In July 2012, the EU and Angola signed a new partnership agreement, the Joint Way Forward (JWF) pdf - 102 KB [102 KB] português (pt) , which aims to deepen political dialogue and cooperation in many areas.

Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

Progress on this is still limited – Angola has not yet signed the interim SADC EPA.

Election monitoring

At the request of the Angolan government, an EU expert mission assessed the general (legislative & presidential) elections on 31 August 2012. An EU mission also observed the legislative elections of 2008.