The European Union (EU) recognises Trinidad and Tobago both as a valuable partner and as an influential player in the Caribbean. Relations are based on the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement, also known as the Cotonou Agreement, the EU-CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement, and a wide range of trade and development programmes.
Since the creation of the so-called Schengen Zone travel between EU countries has become much easier. Quality, diversity, and opportunity are among the many benefits of European higher education institutions.
The EU’s external policies, strategies, instruments and missions to support stability, promote human rights and democracy, seek to spread prosperity and support the enforcement of the rule of law and good governance.