Enhanced political dialogue at the continental (meetings between the AU Peace and Security Council and the EU Political and Security Committee), regional (regular exchanges with ECOWAS on the situation in countries such as Mauritania, the Republic of Guinea and Guinea Bissau are cases in point) and national (Art. 8 Cotonou Agreement) levels.
€ 1 billion of EU funding in support of African Peace and Security.
EU support for the African Peace and Security Architecture through:
- Trilateral AU-RECs-EU Roadmap on the full operationalisation of APSA;
- Progress towards the operationalisation ofthe African Standby Force;
- EU support to coherent AU-RECs agenda on African training centres;
- Operationalisation of the Continental Early Warning System;
- Additional financial support to African-led Peace Support Operations;
- Establishment of an AU strategy on Small Arms and Light Weapons;
- EU support for the first Panafrican initiative on the control of illicit arms trafficking.
In G-8 and UN-context, EU plays key-role in enhancing the predictability, flexibility and sustainability of funding of Africa led Peace Support Operations, in particular on the follow up to the AU-UN Panel Report led by the former Commission President Prodi.