Tuvalu has been a member of the Africa, Caribbean, Pacific (ACP) grouping since the 1970s.
The EU's political dialogue with Tuvalu focuses on:
The EU and Tuvalu are discussing how to collaborate more closely in multilateral fora on these and other issues.
All EU cooperation activities with Tuvalu are in line with the country's environmental protection strategy.
The main focus areas for EU assistance and cooperation are:
• building resilience to climate change (with the University of South Pacific)
• promoting sustainable long-term adaptation strategies (with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community).
For the period 2014-2020, under the 11th EDF , an indicative amount of € 6.8 m with focus on Environment Protection – Waste Management is provided for in the National Indicative Programme signed on 2 September in Samoa [3 MB] .