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FIG Agrees economic development plan with the EU Commission

Falkland Islands Government Agrees economic development plan with the EU Commission

The Falkland Islands has been assigned £3.5m from the 10th Round of the European Development Fund (EDF) to support economic development priorities.

The monies, which will enable FIG to drive forward the implementation of its tourism and rural development strategies, were reflected in the recent budget.

A Single Programming Document was signed on 3rd July 2013 by the Falkland Islands Government and the European Commission, and sets out the priorities, objectives and specific activities to which funds will be directed over a three-year period and the targets against which progress will be monitored by the EU Commission.

The document was signed by Ms Sukey Cameron MBE (Falkland Islands Government UK Representative), and Mrs. Jolita Butkeviciene (Director of Latin America and Caribbean Directorate of the Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation  (Europaid).

The EDF is a programme funded by EU Member States specifically to support economic and social development programmes in Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs).

The Falkland Islands have previously received EDF funds in the 9th EDF Between 2006 and 2009.

For more information please contact the Policy Unit on 28421 or email

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