Role of the EU in Jordan

The EU is a longstanding partner of Jordan and seeks to support Jordan's endeavour to implement its home-grown plans for political reform and economic modernisation.

The current agenda of EU-Jordan relations is spelled out in the EU-Jordan Action Plan, under the European Neighbourhood Policy. The EU-Jordan Action Plan was adopted for a period of five years on 11 January, 2005. It aims to translate the Association Agreement, the legal basis of the EU-Jordan relationship, into detailed actions, and to help broaden and strengthen Euro-Jordanian relations in various fields.

The EU Delegation to Jordan is one of over 130 European Union Delegations around the world. It plays a diplomatic role in helping achieve political, economic and social reform in Jordan.

The Delegation's mandate includes the following:

  • To support Jordan's role in the region as a positive player in conflict-prevention and resolution
  • To monitor the implementation of the Association Agreement between the EU and Jordan
  • To inform the public of the development of the EU and to explain and promote individual EU policies
  • To help integrate the Jordanian and European economies
  • To enhance the independence and efficiency of the judicial system in Jordan
  • To work with governmental and civil society institutions on developing key functional sectors in the Kingdom, especially the environment, energy, water, and social and economic support of remote areas
  • To share the EU's know-how to generate sustainable revenue growth and enhance the quality of Jordanian products and service sector