Delegation of the European Union to Mozambique

About the EU Delegation in Mozambique

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About us - structure and organisation

The European Union is represented in Mozambique by a Delegation in Maputo established in 1985. The Delegation has full diplomatic privileges and immunities with the Head of Delegation, Mr. Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff.

The Delegation in Maputo is one of 140 European Union Delegations in the world.

The entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty on the 1st of December 2009 has reinforced the role of the Delegation in the area of political relations with the host country.

The Delegation's mandate includes the following:

  • Ensuring the representation of the European Union to the Republic of Mozambique ;
  • Ensuring the follow-up of bilateral relations in the areas of political, economic, trade and external assistance cooperation (financial and technical);
  • Ensuring the follow-up of EU policies in all sectors;
  • Promoting and defending the values and interests of the EU;
  • Coordinating with member states embassies, particularly in the fields of Commission competences, notably trade and external assistance;
  • Ensuring the long-term programming of aid and the management of programmes and development projects within the framework of the external aid management;
  • Promoting the political and economic relations between Mozambique and the EU by maintaining extensive relations with governmental institutions and by increasing the awareness on the EU, its institutions and policies;
  • Informing the European Union Headquarters about significant political, economic and other developments in Mozambique and facilitate the operation and development of bilateral cooperation agreements;
  • Managing a very substantial aid programme to Mozambique. The main instrument of co-operation is the European Development Fund (EDF) – currently the 11th EDF - under implementation with a budget of 734 Million € for the period 2014-2020. The EDF is complemented by other budget lines. Some of them are managed locally by the Delegation, for example, the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, Food Security, Non-state Actors and Local Authorities. Others are centrally coordinated, for example, budget lines of Investing in People, Migration and Asylum, Climate Change;
  • Informing and promoting knowledge of the EU and its values and policies.

Welcome to the website of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Mozambique.

I took office as Head of the European Union Delegation to Mozambique in September 2014 on the aftermath of agreements contributing to the stability of the country and on the eve of general elections. This is an important period for the Mozambican people. Mozambique, rich in natural resources and endowed with dynamic people, now has the opportunity to turn its back on the political-military crisis in a definitive way and experience economic growth that can help reduce poverty in the country. I have no doubt, on the other hand, that free and fair elections as well as respect for the rule of law will contribute to political stability and will also bring new social and economic opportunities for all citizens.

In further developing the European Union Partnership with Mozambique under the Cotonou Agreement - covering Political, Economic and Trade relations, as well as Development Cooperation - the European Union hopes to make an important contribution, helping Mozambique to meet the Millennium Development Goals and supporting the consolidation of the country's peaceful path towards democracy as well as inclusive and sustainable development.

Furthermore, the European Union, together with its 28 member states, is the first trading partner, investor and donor in Mozambique. Our relations are political as much as they cover security, economic and development cooperation.

I very much look forward to building on the strong ties which characterise the excellent relations not only with our host, the Government of Mozambique, and all stakeholders in Mozambique's vibrant civil society, but also with the diplomatic missions and international organizations present in this great country.

Rest assured that I am strongly committed to deepening the ties between the European Union and Mozambique in all areas of common interest.

Enjoy surfing our Delegation's website - and please do not hesitate to provide feedback on the service we offer. Thank you!

Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff

Head of Delegation

Sven KÜHN VON BURGSDORFF

Assistant to the Head of Delegation

Pedro RIBEIRO MIRANDA

 

Head of the Political, Press & Information Section

Stergios VARVAROUSSIS

Political Affairs

Florbela FERREIRA CARDY

Political Affairs

Caroline LOPES

Press and Information Officer

Simão MAIA

Assistant

Conceição CHISSUMBA

 

Head of Cooperation

Isabel FARIA DE ALMEIDA

Assistant to the Head of Cooperation

Paula PINTO

 

Head of Operations Section Economic Development and Governance

Geert ANCKAERT

Governance and Rule of Law

Cristina MATEU GALEGO

Macroeconomic Support and PFM

Els BERGHMANS

Private Sector Development and Trade

Kaluwa VERGAMOTA

Health, Nutrition and ECHO Focal Point

Sara PICCOLI

Education sector and cooperation visibility coordinator

Graça SOUSA

Assistant

Laura NCHUMALIE

Secretariat

Fátima MUNGOI

 

Head of Operations Section Civil Society and PALOP (African Portuguese speaking countries and East Timor) cooperation

Anna RENIERI

PALOP-TL

Filipa CÔRTE-REAL

Non-State Actors and Thematic Actions

Piergiorgio CALISTRI

Ema CUSTER

Local Authorities and Support to NAO

Mahomed MURARGY

EIDHR

Ema CUSTER

Human Rights, Gender and Higher Education

Tima SUALÉ

Environment and Climate Change

Ana Margarida TOME DE FREITAS MARIGUESA LORENTZEN

Assistant

Cláudia BULHA

 

Head of Rural Development, Environment and Infrastructure

Jose Carlos EDO MONFORT

Infrastructure – Transport

Sónia LOPEZ LOPEZ

Infrastructure – Energy and Social

Jesus GAVILAN MARIN

Rural Development and Value Chain

Ilona GRUENEWALD

Agriculture and Food Security

Daniel GONZALEZ LEVASSOR

Project Management and Rural Development

Ana MONGE

Project Management and Food Security

Imelda SOUSA

Assistant

Isabel MONDEGO

Secretariat

Inês MELO

 

Head of Contracts and Finance Section

Guadalupe CORTEZ PEREIRA

Tenders and Contracts

silvia ORDEIG SOLE

Finance, Contracts and Payments

Thomas HELMBERGER

Finance, Contracts and Audit

Ana COIMBRA

Finance, Contracts and Audit

Zulmira ISSUFO

Finance, Contracts and Audit

Melvin PINTO

Finance, Contracts and Audit

Alberto BILA

Archivist

Cristina MATIAS

Assistant

Eurídia DE AZEVEDO

 

Head of Administration

Manuel CORTES JIMENEZ

Assistant to the Head of Administration

João FIGUEIREDO

Assistant

Fernando MUCHINE

Accounting

Mafalda MACHEVE

Fernanda MUNGUAMBE

Logistics, Security, Procurement

Teresa DIOGO

Receptionist

Adolfo MANHIQUE

Drivers

Baltazar CASSAMO

João MACHEL

Dorival WILSON

José FUMO

Messengers

António PUÇUA

Samuel ALENÇO

Sérgio MATSINHE

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