Introduction by Lars Faaborg-Andersen - Head of Delegation




Since the opening of the Delegation in 1981, relations between the European Union (EU) and Israel have been greatly strengthened and broadened to cover a wide range of areas and issues, thanks in particular to the European Neighbourhood Policy and the bilateral EU-Israel Action Plan approved in December 2004.

One of the Delegation's main objectives is to provide information about this expanding relationship. I trust that the Delegation's website will be used by many interested users in Israel and throughout the world as a useful tool to access information on EU-Israel relations and as a gateway to a better understanding of the EU in general.

The following pages will provide you with information on the work of the Delegation, the various EU-Israel bilateral agreements currently in force, projects carried out with EU support in Israel, information on bilateral trade and on scientific cooperation as well as information on the European Union. To keep up to date with latest developments in Israel and the region, click into the News section or follow events inside the EU in 'Top News from the European Union'. Read the latest edition of our 'Europe in Israel online' newsletter or click on 'Newsletter subscription' to receive it to your email address.

Allow me to wish you a 'bon voyage' as you embark on your quest for a better understanding of the European Union and its relations with the State of Israel.

Enjoy exploring our website and do not hesitate to contact us with your questions or comments.


Head of Delegation