Delegation of the European Union to Jordan

About the EU Delegation to Jordan

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Delegation of the European Union to Jordan

The EU is a longstanding partner of Jordan and seeks to support Jordan's endeavour to implement its home-grown plans for political reform and economic modernisation.

The current agenda of EU-Jordan relations is spelled out in the EU-Jordan Action Plan, under the European Neighbourhood Policy. The EU-Jordan Action Plan was adopted for a period of five years on 11 January, 2005. It aims to translate the Association Agreement, the legal basis of the EU-Jordan relationship, into detailed actions, and to help broaden and strengthen Euro-Jordanian relations in various fields.

The EU Delegation to Jordan is one of over 130 European Union Delegations around the world. It plays a diplomatic role in helping achieve political, economic and social reform in Jordan.

The Delegation's mandate includes the following:

  • To support Jordan's role in the region as a positive player in conflict-prevention and resolution
  • To monitor the implementation of the Association Agreement between the EU and Jordan
  • To inform the public of the development of the EU and to explain and promote individual EU policies
  • To help integrate the Jordanian and European economies
  • To enhance the independence and efficiency of the judicial system in Jordan
  • To work with governmental and civil society institutions on developing key functional sectors in the Kingdom, especially the environment, energy, water, and social and economic support of remote areas
  • To share the EU's know-how to generate sustainable revenue growth and enhance the quality of Jordanian products and service sector

Dear Visitor,

It is my great pleasure, as the European Union Ambassador to Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, to extend a warm welcome to the official website of the Delegation of the European Union.

As the diplomatic mission of the European Union, the Delegation's task is to promote EU's principles of democracy, respect for liberties and human rights, as well as, provide support to Jordan in its efforts to build economic prosperity and social inclusion, further progress with reforms in the democratization process, while promoting peace and stability in the region.

I am honoured to lead a great team, dedicated to supporting the EU's diplomatic engagement and bilateral cooperation with Jordan across a wide range of sectors, including; energy, education, culture, innovation, economic, health, as well as, support to Jordan in its response to the Syrian crisis. Together with the Government and the people of Jordan, we hope to further continue strengthening our cooperation and partnership.

Through this website, you will be able to find helpful information and resources about the EU's engagement and projects in Jordan, about job opportunities, , cultural activities, educational exchanges and the latest news on European affairs in Brussels and around the world.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the EU team via email: Delegation-jordan@eeas.europa.eu.

I welcome you once again and thank you for taking the time to browse. I hope it will help you to gain a better understanding of the EU's engagement and activities in Jordan.

Maria Hadjitheodosiou

Ambassador

 

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H.E. Maria Hadjitheodosiou is the EU Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. She presented her letters of credence to His Majesty King Abdullah ll on 8 September 2019.

Before her arrival to Jordan in August 2019, Ambassador Hadjitheodosiou was the Director of the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, and from September 2016 to March 2018, and she was the Deputy Director and Deputy Sherpa of the Diplomatic Office of the President of the Republic of Cyprus. Previously, she served as Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the European Union and in various positions in the Permanent Representation of Cyprus to the EU and the Foreign Ministry, including as Head of the European Union Policy Division. She has also served as First Secretary and Consul at the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Ireland.

Ambassador Hadjitheodosiou holds a Master of Arts degree in International Relations and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University (School of Advanced International Studies), and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics degree from Brown University.

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