EU Relations with Samoa

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Sagone pre-school in Samoa, EU funded project ©EU  Sagone pre-school in Samoa, EU funded project ©EU

Samoa has been a member of the African Caribbean Pacific grouping since 1975, since when it has received some €130m in assistance from the EU. 

Political dialogue

The EU's political dialogue with Samoa focuses on:

  • protecting  its vulnerable environment, especially in relation to climate change
  • defending human rights and gender issues.

 

The EU and Samoa are discussing how to collaborate more closely in multilateral fora on these and other issues.

 

Aid and cooperation

For the period 2008-2013, under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF), the Country Strategy Paper  provides a budget of €31m with an extra €6 million for good performance as assessed at the mid-term review in 2011.

The main focus areas for EU assistance and cooperation are:

 

Samoa also benefits from:

 

The EU welcomes Samoa's initiative to reserve parliamentary seats for women and hope that this will also inspire other countries in the Pacific region and elsewhere.

For the period 2014-2020, under the 11th EDF , an indicative amount of € 20 m with focus on the Water and Sanitation sector is provided for in the National Indicative Programme signed on 2 September in Samoa pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] .