The Office of the European Union Representative
(West Bank and Gaza Strip, UNRWA)

The European Union Assistance to Palestinians

The European Union is the biggest donor of external assistance to the Palestinians. Its support is based on a joint partnership, founded upon the Interim Association Agreement on Trade and Cooperation. It was signed in 1997 between the European Community and the PLO on behalf of the Palestinian Authority. The EU-Palestine Action Plan was approved in May 2013 setting the agenda for economic and political cooperation with the EU and remains in place until 2020.