Since the beginning of the 2011 Revolution, the Tunisian people have been working towards a modern democracy based on freedoms, economic development, and social justice.
The European Union has been Tunisia's key partner in this process. Cooperation of all kinds has been reinforced in a Privileged Partnership established in 2012, and the EU's commitment to support Tunisia to help it achieve its ambitions was shown again in the 2016 Joint Communication "Strengthening EU support for Tunisia" and the launch, by HR/VP Mogherini and President Essebsi, of the EU-Tunisia Youth Partnership.
Nearly EUR 10 billion is being made available to Tunisia in ongoing financial assistance delivered by the EU, its Member States, and its financial institutions through grants, loans, and equity. In addition to these funds, the EU also supports Tunisia with knowhow, and by granting Tunisia access to the EU's own programmes.