EU Relations with Tuvalu

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Water tank installed in Tuvalu under EU funded disaster risk reduction programme, 2008  ©EUWater tank installed in Tuvalu under EU funded disaster risk reduction programme, 2008 ©EU

Tuvalu has been a member of the Africa, Caribbean, Pacific (ACP) grouping since the 1970s.

Political dialogue

The EU's political dialogue with Tuvalu focuses on:

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

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

Aid and cooperation

For the period 2008-2013, the Country Strategy Paper  provides a budget of €6m from the 10thEuropean Development Fund (EDF).

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:

  • the water sector, specifically rainwater harvesting, environment protection rules and waste management
  • climate change – financed through the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA), including: 

• 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 pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] .