ACP-EU Energy Facility

Any donor
European Union
Geographical focus: 
East Asia and the Pacific
Thematic focus: 
Tourism in general
Energy in Tourism
Sustainability of natural resources in Tourism
Intro text: 
The ACP-EU Energy Facility is a co-financing instrument launched in 2005. The EU supports actions in all segments of the energy sector. President Barroso pledged for the access of 500 million people to modern energy services by 2030.

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Geographic focus

Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries.

Who can apply?

NGO's, Public Bodies and State Actors from ACP countries. All EU Public and Private bodies and Civil Society actors (NGOs and others)  may be partners or applicants (in case of applicants, the partnership with an ACP actor is compulsory).

Objectives and activities

Objectives: In the framework of development cooperation, the ACP-EU Engery Facility aims at improving access to sustainable energy, enhancing energy efficiency and increasing the use of renewable energy sources.

Activities: The ACP-EU Engery Facility is supporting projects aiming to increase and improve access to modern, affordable and sustainable energy services for the rural poor in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. It supports the EU’s objectives of Sustainable Energy for All.

  • Sustainable Energy for All: "A project is considered an energy efficiency project if it increases energy efficiency of i.a. industries, buildings, public lighting, municipalities, household appliances and other energy-consuming sectors."
  • The Agenda for Change identifies energy as one of EU's highest priorities for the future and as a key driver for inclusive growth. It defines three main areas for action where the EU will support initiatives by providing expertise and funding in developing countries:

    • price volatility and energy security;
    • climate change, including access to low carbon technologies;
    • access to secure, affordable, clean and sustainable energy services.

Type and level of funding

2014-2020: Global budget of 200 million euro. Financial assistance is provided in the form of grants and interest rate subsidies.