Making policies work
  • Commentary

    The EU’s Global Gateway: Groundbreaking initiative or smart rebranding?

  • Publication

    Team Europe: Up to the challenge?

  • Publication

    Reinvigorating human development in EU external action

  • Publication

    Fostering inclusiveness in a Team Europe approach

  • Publication

    Leading together: Reconciling EU strategic autonomy and international partnerships

  • Commentary

    Brexit and development cooperation: A major connection problem

  • Publication

    The challenge of scaling up the European Union’s global response to COVID-19

  • Publication

    A necessary shake-up: EU programming for international cooperation

  • Publication

    Mission possible? The Geopolitical Commission and the partnership with Africa

The EU is dealing with a number of challenges close to home, while at the same time seeking to play a more significant global role. Our EU foreign and development policy team explores the implications of the EU’s growing geopolitical focus and wants to contribute to more coherent and integrated EU foreign and development policy.


Our work


Topics we look at include:

  • EU cooperation with Africa and international institutions
  • Collaboration and coordination between EU member states – particularly within the ‘Team Europe’ approach
  • Gender, green transition and digitalisation aspects of EU foreign and development policy
  • The EU’s financial resources for development and international cooperation – particularly the NDICI-Global Europe instrument

More information


The EU foreign and development policy workstream is part of the ‘Europe and Africa in the world’ cluster.

For more information about our work, get in touch with Alexei Jones or have a look at ECDPM’s 2022-2023 work plan.


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