Thematic Programmes in the oPt

Beyond the bilateral assistance, the occupied Palestinian territory benefits from additional funds under thematic programmes including the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, the Partnership for Peace programme, the Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in Development, Investing in People and Food Security. The EU also supports local cultural initiatives through an annual call for proposals. Below you can find more information on the projects funded under each programme:

European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights at a glance pdf - 98 KB [98 KB]

EU Partnership for Peace at a glance pdf - 94 KB [94 KB]

Non-state Actors at a glance pdf - 184 KB [184 KB]

Cultural Programme at a glance pdf - 76 KB [76 KB]

'Investing in People' and Gender Equality at a glance pdf - 131 KB [131 KB]

Food Security at a glance pdf - 163 KB [163 KB]

and a Brochure of the EU Agriculture and Livestock programme in 2013 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

Cultural Diplomacy Programme -Grants awarded in 2015 pdf - 86 KB [86 KB]


The EU works closely with the Civil Society to implement its thematic programmes. In 2011 the EU conducted a study mapping the Civil Society Organizations (CSO) in the occupied Palestinian territory, including their capacity-building needs and recommendations for possible intervention areas:

CSO Mapping Study in English pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] ‫العربية ‪(ar) - CSO Mapping Study in Arabic pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] ‫العربية ‪(ar)

The EU evaluated the impact of the Non-State Actors programme for the oPt (2007-2013) which focuses on work with civil society. Read full report here pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]


Palestinian institutions also benefit from regional Higher Education programmes such as the following:

The Erasmus Mundusprogramme funds student scholarships, joint masters and doctoral courses, and strengthens links between EU and Palestinian higher education institutions pdf - 741 KB [741 KB] . If you are a student and want to know more about Erasmus Mundus scholarships click here pdf - 124 KB [124 KB] .

The Tempusprogrammeengenders co-operation between Palestinian and European higher education institutions, while at the same time helping those institutions modernise and evolve.  

A number of Palestinian organizations and research teams benefit from – mostly collaborative – research grants from the 7th Frameworkprogramme.