The European Commission recently adopted a set of projects in support of African economic integration. The initiatives, worth €101.5 million, focus on infrastructure, intellectual property rights and improving the investment climate in Africa.
These new projects are the first batch of 2019 actions financed by the Pan-African Programme. The bulk of the funding for 2019 (€90 million) will be for blending projects, which are part of the EU External Investment Plan (notably its Africa Investment Platform).
The Pan-African Programme supports the Africa-EU Partnership and covers Africa as a whole, through projects with a trans-regional, continental or global added value.