EU-Chad relations are based on the Cotonou Agreement. Currently the EU is also closely following the political dialogue between the Chad government and opposition political parties ( [1015 KB] ).
Encouraging economic growth and reducing poverty – through greater national security, democratisation, good governance and sound management of public services and resources.
The EU is one of Chad's few donors, providing €311m in 2008-13 through the European Development Fund. How this money should be spent is outlined in the EU's Chad country strategy paper and accompanying Chad national indicative programme , but the focus is on 2 main areas:
• good governance in justice, public finances, democratic processes and institutions, decentralisation and, more generally, local governance.
• sustainable development, by improving infrastructure and boosting the agricultural sector.
Chad is very vulnerable to food crises, and the EU – through ECHO – has been the leading partner helping the government mitigate the risks and find sustainable solutions, especially since 2003 in the country's eastern and Sahel regions.