Zimbabwe-EU relations, which started in 1982, are governed by the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement, better known as the Cotonou Agreement. The Agreement has been ratified by 79 countries from the African-Caribbean-Pacific regions (ACP), including Zimbabwe, and the EU and its 28 Member States.
The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Zimbabwe. Today, 9 March 2016, marks the one year anniversary since the abduction of human rights defender and leader of Occupy Africa Unity Square, Itai Dzamara.The EU Delegation is deeply disappointed at the lack of progress in this case. The fate of Itai Dzamara remains unknown and those responsible for his abduction have yet to face justice.
The 2015 EU-SADC Ministerial dialogue took place 27th October in Luxembourg. The SADC (Southern African Development Community) comprises 15 countries  in Southern Africa, a region praised for its continued stability and economic growth.
The Government of Zimbabwe and the European Union today signed five financial agreements amounting to EUR 89 million under 11th European Development Fund (EDF) 2014 - 2020 National Indicative Programme (NIP) of Euro 234 million.
The overall objectives of the Transitional Support for Education Project, is within the wider UNICEF-coordinated ETF programme are twofold; -improved quality of education for children in Zimbabwe and-improved understanding of the education system.