Youth, entrepreneurship and better living conditions spearheads of new EU record assistance to Tunisia

January 23, 2019
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The European Union has recently adopted a financial assistance package worth €305 million to Tunisia, which is the highest amount ever allocated under the European Neighbourhood Instrument.

More specifically, the newly adopted €305 million financial assistance comprises, among others, the following programmes:

  • The “Youth in Action” programme (€60 million) will improve the economic, political, and social inclusion of the most vulnerable among Tunisian youth.
  • The “EU4Innovation” programme (€15 million) will contribute to the strengthening and structuring of the Tunisian innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • The “Support to local governance” programme (€70 million) will support Tunisia’s efforts to boost local development and reduce regional and local disparities as part of its decentralisation process.
  • €160 million have been allocated to various programmes and actions supporting key economic sectors (private sector and urban development, culture and tourism) and the modernisation and reform of the Tunisian public administration.


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Press release

Strengthening the EU-Tunisia privileged partnership: the strategic priorities for the period 2018-2020

Joint Communication to the European Parliament and the Council: Strengthening EU support for Tunisia

EU – Tunisia Single Support Framework 2017-2020

EU-Tunisia Partnership for Youth

European Union Delegation to Tunisia

Cooperation between the EU and Tunisia

Annual Action Programme 2018, part 1

Annual Action Programme 2018, part 2

Countries covered:

  • Tunisia