Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan

About the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan

11/05/2016 - 14:26
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Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan

The Delegation of the European Commission to Azerbaijan was opened in Baku in February 2008.

Starting from 1 December 2009 with the Lisbon Treaty entering into force, the Delegation of the European Commission was transformed into the Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan.

The EU Delegation in Baku is one of 140 European Union Delegations around the world.

The Delegation has the status of a diplomatic mission and officially represents the European Union in Azerbaijan.

The institutions of the European Union are the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, the Court of Justice and the Court of Auditors.

Today the European Union is made up of 27 Members States, and has a population of around 450 million and is the largest trading bloc in the world.

The Delegation's mandate includes the following: 

  • To promote the political and economic relations between Azerbaijan and the European Union by maintaining extensive relations with governmental institutions and by increasing awareness of the EU, it’s institutions and its programmes;
  • To monitor the implementation of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and Azerbaijan; 
  • To inform the public of the development of the EU and to explain EU policies;
  • To participate in the implementation of the European Union's assistance programmes

Dear Visitor,

Welcome to the website of the Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan! This site is designed to provide you the information and guidance on EU-Azerbaijan relations, on the EU in general and on the work our Delegation in particular.

Since the early 1990's, soon after Azerbaijan regained its independence, the relationship between the EU and Azerbaijan has evolved into a close and dynamic partnership, based on shared values and objectives. The mechanisms of cooperation were broadening into the wide range of areas such as political dialogue, energy, human rights, security, culture, economic development and diversification, trade, transport and environment. Specific sectors such as regional and rural development, justice and education have benefitted from significant financial support through EU projects and programmes. The EU is the largest foreign grant donor to Azerbaijan to both government and civil society. Since 1992, the EU has made available over 600 million EURO of bilateral EU assistance to Azerbaijan.

The visits of Donald Tusk, President of the European Council in July 2015, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini in February 2016 as well as the visit of the Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn in June 2017 were clear signals of EU's willingness to continue strengthening and broadening our relations.

Azerbaijan and the EU have a clear common ambition to deepen political contacts, to accelerate economic integration and to develop cooperation in the framework of the Eastern Partnership and the European Neighbourhood Policy. Currently we put our efforts in negotiations of the new comprehensive agreement which will bring new quality to our relations and additional tangible benefits to our people.

It is great honour and privilege to represent the European Union in Azerbaijan. I will spare no efforts in broadening and strengthening EU cooperation with Azerbaijan based on shared interests and common values. Together with the EU Member States present in Azerbaijan, we will continue to help enhancing the EU-Azerbaijan partnership for the ultimate goal of peace, stability and prosperity in the South Caucasus. 

I encourage you to find out more about the EU, its relations with Azerbaijan and its activities on the ground. Check how some EU supported projects change the daily life and working habits of Azerbaijani people. Check the exciting opportunities for academic exchanges and various cultural activities supported by the EU Delegation such as Europe Days, Eurovillage, Bus Tours, European Film Festivals and first Imagine Euro Tolerance Festival. Don't hesitate to visit Sizin Avropa.azAvropadASANErasmus Mundus AzerbaijanImagine Euro Tolerance Festival to be updated in the latest information of the EU cultural and academic events.

Enjoy exploring our website and do not hesitate to contact our team with questions or comments. Your feedback is very welcome!

 

Kestutis Jankauskas

Ambassador

Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan

 

 

Head of Delegation
Kestutis JANKAUSKAS

Head of Political, Economics and Press & Information Section 
Denis DANIILIDIS

Head of Cooperation Section
Minister-Counsellor Simona GATTI

Head of Finance Contracts & Audit Section
Milena MITEVOVA

Head of Administration 
Beatrice LAPPART

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