The allocation of funding for cooperation and development is mainly provided by means of grants to projects and programmes under international partnerships calls for proposals.

International Cooperation

As of 2021, the main areas of partnership with Brazil focus on the Green Deal and Digital Transformation, based on Team Europe Initiatives, which link the European Union with its Member States, European financial institutions, European development agencies, and the European private sector. Furthermore, the EU provides support to civil society organizations, human rights and democracy actions under the thematic programmes, and projects and activities under regional cooperation of the EU with Latin America such as Erasmus+, EUROsociAL+, EUROCLIMA+, EL PACCTO and ADELANTE2.

Bilateral Cooperation

EU funding is no longer allocated to bilateral development cooperation. However, activities in support of Brazilian national policies continue via regional cooperation.

Regional Cooperation

From 2014 to 2020, the EU has made €805 million available for regional cooperation with Latin America:

Within the multiannual financial framework (MFF) 2021-2027, the EU is designing a new regional cooperation programme under the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI), which will also include the Team Europe Initiatives with Brazil in the priority areas of the Green Deal and Digital Transformation.