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European Union


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The role of the Delegation of the European Union to Rwanda:

● Represent the European Union in Rwanda.

● Ensure the follow-up of bilateral relations in the areas of political, economic, trade and external assistance cooperation (financial and technical).

● Follow-up on EU policies in all sectors.

● Promote and defend the values and interests of the EU.

● Maintain and increase the visibility,awareness and understanding of the EU.

● Supervise long-term programming of aid and the management of programmes and projects within the framework of EU external aid management.

● Introduce Rwanda to European citizens

The presence of the European Commission in Rwanda started in the mid-1960s and was formalised in 1991 with the signature of an “accord de siège” with the Rwandan Government.


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EU support to EBCR:

EBCR was awarded a 3-year EU grant awarded by the Delegation of the European Union to Rwanda in May 2022. The grant aims to improve the business climate in Rwanda and support European-linked entrepreneurs in the country


Objectives: The EU grant intends to achieve two main objectives: supporting the private sector, youth, and entrepreneurs in Rwanda by providing access to opportunities, investments, and markets through European connections, and secondly, improving the overall business climate in the country by strengthening the capacity and sustainability of the EBCR.

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Other EU Instruments for Private Sector Support

This table offers a comprehenssive list of EU instruments suitable for offering support to private sector entities.

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Objectives of EU Support in Private Sector

Rwanda has a well-articulated policy framework to guide its developmental aspirations. Rwanda’s Vision 2050 identifies the country’s overarching objectives to transform its economy and modernize the lives of Rwandans, with the aim to reach upper-middle income status by 2035 and high-income status by 2050….

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Benefits of EBCR for the EU and Rwanda

  • Mapping of EU companies

  • Diplomacy

  • Facilitation of investment & Trade

  • Promotion of Business networks
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