Delegation of the European Union to Myanmar

About the EU Delegation to Myanmar

12/05/2016 - 15:10
About us - structure and organisation

The European Union (EU) has 139 delegations and offices around the world to represent the EU and its citizens. In Myanmar, a fully-fledged EU Delegation was opened in 2013 and is located in Yangon. The Delegation's main tasks are to strengthen EU-Myanmar relations by engaging in political dialogue, supporting development and delivery of humanitarian aid, overseeing trade issues and promoting cultural exchange.

What does the EU Delegation do?

The Delegation promotes good relations between Myanmar and the EU, through dialogue with the Myanmar government, as well as with other political actors and representatives of civil society and the media. The Delegation reaches out to the business community and economic actors to strengthen the economic cooperation between Myanmar and the European Union.

The Delegation raises awareness about the EU, its policies, and the opportunities to travel and study in Europe. Together with the EU member states, we promote European culture and encourage cultural exchange between the EU and Myanmar.

The Delegation manages the implementation of the EU's extensive assistance programme in Myanmar. We are the eyes and ears on the ground to ensure that our programmes can be effective and sustainable. Through our constant engagement with the government and international partners we ensure effective coordination of international support to Myanmar's democratic transition.

Who works at the Delegation?

The EU Delegation's staff come from the European External Action Service – the EU's diplomatic service; the European Commission – the EU's executive arm; and also comprises diplomats and experts from EU member states. Our local employees complement our teams with their indispensable expertise on the local context.

 

Office of the Head of Delegation

All Delegation activities are coordinated and overseen from this office.
 
Kristian SCHMIDT, Ambassador/ Head of Delegation
 

Political, Press and Information Section

The Political, Press and Information Section monitors and analyses political, legal and economic developments in Myanmar and reaches out to political stakeholders, civil society and the media. The section also coordinates the public communication of the European Union in Myanmar.
 

Eszter NEMETH, Head of Political, Press and Information

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Cooperation Section

The Cooperation Section manages, coordinates and oversees all aspects of the European Union development assistance in Myanmar.
 
Johann HESSE, Head of Cooperation Section
 

Finance and Contract Section

The section's main task is to manage and coordinate the procurement and financing of activities of EU development assistance actions in Myanmar. It is also responsible for ensuring that the procedures implemented for financial and contractual management respect EU financial regulations.
 

Manuela PINHEIRO, Head of Finance and Contract Section

 

Administration Section

The section provides the support required for the smooth functioning of the EU Delegation. It is responsible for administrative matters, including personnel, infrastructure and the administrative budget.
 

Eulalia SOLER CASAS, Head of Administration

 

Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection

The European Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) ensures rapid and effective delivery of EU relief assistance for victims of conflict, violence, epidemics, and natural disasters
 

Nicolas LOUIS, Head of ECHO Myanmar Office

 

 

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