Factsheet: EU-GCC Political Dialogue Project


Launched in December 2020, this €3.5 million project is funded by the European Union through its Partnership Instrument.


This is one of the three projects supporting further cooperation between the EU and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) both regionally and at an individual country level. The other projects being the EU-GCC Dialogue on Economic Diversification and the EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network. As countries of the Arabian peninsula are putting in place ambitious economic diversification and social transformation programmes, there is a stronger need for the EU and its partners from the Gulf to strengthen ties and increase mutual understanding. By supporting political dialogue through concrete activities as well as cooperation and outreach between the two sides, the Enhanced EU-GCC Political Dialogue Project contributes to a stronger relationship and helps strengthen the alliance between the EU and the GCC countries and the region, based on mutual interests.