Sector Seminars

EU External Action Instruments

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Welcome to the website of the sector seminars on European Union External Aid Programmes.

The sector seminars are organized twice a year by the Permanent Representations and Trade Promotion Organizations of twenty-four Member States of the European Union. These one day events are structured in two sessions: a morning session where European institutions’ officials involved in External aid programmes give an overview of the financing available for the sector chosen and an afternoon session where one to one meetings between participating companies take place.

You may go to the "About us" section to find out more about the background and objectives of the sector seminars.

If you would like to participate in the forthcoming seminar, please, fill in the company profile form available in the "registration" section. The organization representing your country will confirm your registration via e-mail and provide you with the necessary password to access the restricted area of the website where you will be able, among others, to update your profile, download the list of participants and request meetings with other companies participating in the seminar.

Bear in mind that registration to a seminar entails payment of a fee (175 Euro).

For this seminar, we cooperate with Point be sprl as external service provider for the logistics. Point be sprl is in charge of handling the treasury function (billing, invoices). All registered and accepted participants will receive an invoice by Point be sprl. Please do indicate during your registration procedure the VAT-Number (Value Added Tax) of your company.

Focus Sectors


The next seminar will focus on the new methods of implementation of the EU External Action budget and the opportunities they offer to European companies. It will take place in Brussels on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

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