Directorate-General for International Partnerships (INTPA)

Source: Europa Nu.

This Directorate-General was established on January 3rd 2011 as the DG's of EuropeAid (AIDCO) i and Development (DEV) i were merged. Between 2011 and 2014 the DG went by the name of DG Development and Cooperation — EuropeAid (DEVCO). It was renamed DG International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) in 2015 and DG International Partnerships (INTPA) in 2021.

The merged DG is to serve as a central contact for both the making as for the implementation of development policy. INTPA has to become the only interlocutor for the EU Diplomatic Service and for other DG's. As from 2015, some specific tasks related to the EU's neigbourhood policy were transferred to the newly rebranded DG NEAR i (formerly ELARG i).

Main tasks are:

  • contribute to sustainable development
  • eradicate poverty,
  • advance towards the Sustainable Development Goals and
  • promote democracy, human rights and the rule of law
 

1.

Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 184 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
14.12.2020  2020 Annual Report On the implementation of the EU’s instruments for financing external action in 2019.
Report com(2020)804
 
25.11.2020  EU gender action plan (gap) iii - an ambitious agenda for gender equality and women’s empowerment in EU external action.
join(2020)17
 
08.10.2020  Financial information on the European Development Fund (EDF): forecasts of commitments, payments and contributions from Member States for 2020-22 and forecasts for ...
Communication com(2020)638
 
26.08.2020  Implementing EU food and nutrition security policy commitments: Fourth biennial report.
Report com(2020)285
 
31.07.2020  Management of the Guarantee Fund of the European Fund for Sustainable Development.
Report com(2020)346
 

2.

Legislation currently being implemented

There are 51 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
08.10.2020  Financial contributions to be paid by Member States to finance the European Development Fund, including the third instalment for 2020.
Decision com(2020)640
 
08.10.2020  Financial contributions to be paid by Member States to finance the European Development Fund; the 2020 ceiling 2022, 2021 amount and first instalment and 2023-24 ...
Decision com(2020)639
 
25.09.2020  EU position in the International Coffee Organization Council.
Decision com(2020)583
 
07.09.2020  Commitment of the funds stemming from reflows under the ACP Investment Facility from operations under the 9th, 10th and 11th European Development Funds.
Decision com(2020)484
 
03.09.2020  Allocation of funds decommitted from projects under the 10th EDF for the purpose of replenishing the African Peace Facility.
Decision com(2020)477
 

3.

Legislation in force

There are at least 19 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
26.04.2016  Conclusion of the Agreement continuing the International Science and Technology Center between the EU and Euratom and nine third countries.
Decision join(2016)19
 
23.10.2015  Financial contributions to be paid by Member States to finance the European Development Fund in 2015, including the third instalment for 2015.
Decision com(2015)522
 
28.08.2015  Possible relocation of the ICCO headquarter from London to Abidjan.
Decision com(2015)410
 
07.08.2015  Signature of the Agreement continuing the International Science and Technology Center.
Decision join(2015)29
 
15.06.2015  Financial contributions to be paid by Member States to finance the European Development Fund in 2015, including the second instalment for 2015.
Decision com(2015)296