Delegation of the European Union to Trinidad and Tobago

About the EU Delegation to Trinidad and Tobago

10/05/2016 - 15:18
About us - structure and organisation

This is the EU Delegation to Trinidad and Tobago — what it does, how it is organised, and what it hopes to achieve.

The Delegation of the European Union in Trinidad and Tobago is part of the European Union External Service, and is one of the 140 Delegations around the world. The Delegation has the status of a diplomatic mission and officially represents the European Union (EU) in Trinidad and Tobago.

The main responsibilities of the Delegation can be summarized as follows:

•Representation of the European Union to Trinidad and Tobago;

•Follow up of bilateral relations in the areas of political, economic, trade and development cooperation, including through a formal political dialogue;

•Follow up of EU policies in all sectors;

•Promotion of and defending the values and interests of the EU;

•Collaboration with the EU Member States’ Embassies and coordination in the fields of EU competences;

•Carrying out Common Foreign and Security Policy demarches;

•Reporting back to Headquarters on all matters of interest for EU policies;

•Ensuring the multi-annual programming of development aid and the management of development programs and projects;

•Carrying out press and public diplomacy activities in pursuit of all the above.


Peter Cavendish was accredited as EU Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago on July 22nd, 2021.  He hails from Dublin, Ireland and  has worked for EU institutions since 1995.

Mr Cavendish has held a number of roles including as Head of Sector, Directorate-General ECHO Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection, Head of Division, Financial Control of EU Delegations, Head of Division, Inspection of EU Delegations and Head of Division, Security of EU Delegations.  Prior to joining the Commission, he worked in the financial and petro-chemical sectors.

Ambassador Cavendish was born in Ireland.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Master of Business Studies, from the University College of Dublin.




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