Partnership Instrument (PI)

Any donor
European Union
Geographical focus: 
East Asia and the Pacific
South Asia
Thematic focus: 
Tourism in general
Energy in Tourism
Policy and Governance in Tourism
Sustainability of natural resources in Tourism
Intro text: 
Through the Partnership Instrument (PI), the EU cooperates with partners around the world to advance the Union’s strategic interests and tackle global challenges. It is administered by the European Commission, DG Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI).

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Geographic focus

Any non EU country.

Who can apply?

Natural and legal persons: civil society organisations and local authorities.

Objectives and activities

Objective:The overall objective of the Partnership Instrument is to advance and promote EU interests by supporting the external dimension of internal policies (e.g. competiveness, research and innovation, migration) and to address major global challenges (e.g. energy security, climate change and environment).

Activities: The PI will fund activities that carry EU agendas with partner countries forward, translating political commitments into concrete measures. For example: the EU-South Asia aviation cooperation.

Type and level of funding

The PI's budget for 2014-2020 amounts to EUR 954.8 million and is provided in the form of grants.