European Commission (EC) cooperation in Indonesia is designed to support the Government of Indonesia's policies, as reflected in the Government's Medium Term Development Plans. It also follows the overall development cooperation policies of the European Union (EU). A limited number of focal sectors have jointly been agreed in the EC-Indonesia Country Strategy Paper (CSP) 2007-2013 : 1) Education; 2) Trade and Investment; 3) Law Enforcement and Justice. The indicative allocation which has been earmarked for the period 2007-2013 places Indonesia as the second largest recipient of EC development assistance in Asia after Afghanistan.

On 23 November 2007 the Government of Indonesia and the EC signed, in the presence of the President of Indonesia and the EC President, a Memorandum of Understanding to formalise the first financial envelope of € 248 million covering the period 2007-2010: education (€ 198 million), trade and investment (€ 30 million), law enforcement and judicial reform (€ 20 million). A second envelope of € 200 million for the period 2011-2013 was determined in 2010 following a Mid Term Review .

In addition to the bilateral cooperation framed in the CSP, Indonesia can benefit from regional cooperation and from thematic programmes. The EC also provides prompt and substantial responses to emergencies through the EC's Humanitarian Aid Department- ECHO and supports Reconstruction following the tsunami/earthquake in Aceh-Nias and Yogyakarta (€ 246 million) as well as the Aceh Peace Process.


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