Who we are
The European Union Delegation to The Gambia is part of the European Union External Service, and is one of the more than 130 Delegations throughout the world.
What we do
The functions of the Delegation
The Delegation acts as the interface between the European institutions and the Government of The Gambia and its population. Over the years, the role of the Delegation has evolved to cover a wide range of issues.
The Delegation's mandate includes the following:
- To actively promote the values and policies of the European Union, in an open and equal partnership with the Government and people of The Gambia.
- To deepen the political dialogue on all issues of mutual interest and to strengthen the partnership.
- To play a key role in implementing the EU's development cooperation activities. In The Gambia, these cover a range of target areas such as infrastructure, governance, food security and rural development.
- To inform The Gambia about the policies and programmes of the European Union, as well as its institutions and values.
Our staff and our sections
The EU Delegation to The Gambia has about 25 local and expatriate staff, working in the following sections:
The office of the Ambassador.
Finance & Contracts.
Political, Press & Information.
Some of our staff are shared with the EU Delegation to Senegal, for example colleagues with wider regional roles in western Africa, in Finance & Contracts and in the Foreign Policy Instrument section.