EU Relations with Solomon Islands

An aerial view of the Solomon Islands ©EUAn aerial view of the Solomon Islands ©EU

The Solomon Islands have been a member of the Africa Caribbean Pacific (ACP) grouping since 1980, since when they have received more than €180m in assistance from the European Development Fund (EDF).  

Political dialogue

The EU's political dialogue with the Solomon Islands focuses on:

  • protecting its vulnerable environment, especially in relation to climate change
  • defending human rights and gender issues.


The EU and the Solomon Islands are discussing how to collaborate more closely in multilateral fora on these and other issues. 

Aid and cooperation

The Country Strategy for 2008–13 has allocated a budget of €16.2m from the 10th EDF, focusing on sustainable rural development.

The Solomon Islands have also benefited from:


The EU is providing assistance in electoral management for the 2014 elections in the Solomon Islands.