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International Partnerships

Accessibility statement

This statement applies to content published on the domain: ‘

It does not apply to other content or websites published on any of its subdomains. These websites and their content will have their own specific accessibility statement.

This website is managed by the Directorate-General for International Partnerships, European Commission. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible, including persons with disabilities.

You should be able to:

  • zoom up to 200% without problems
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using a modern screen reader and speech recognition software (on your computer or phone)

This website is designed to comply with the technical standard for websites and mobile apps, EN 301 549 v.3.2.1. This closely follows level ‘AA’ of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with technical standard EN 301 549 v.3.2.1 and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA. See ‘Non-accessible content’ for more details.

The website was last tested on 9 September 2022.

Preparation of this statement

This statement was prepared on 1 August 2023.

The statement is based on a review of a representative sample of web pages checked by means of an automated tool Axe Monitor in September 2022.


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the International Partnerships website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers:

  • Phone: 00 800 6 7 8 9 10 11
  • Contact form: Write to us (please refrain from providing sensitive information in the form, e.g. any information that would reveal personal financial information, information related to your health, or any other sensitive topic).

We try to respond to feedback within 15 business days from the date of receipt of the enquiry by the responsible Commission department.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

The International Partnerships website is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Brave browsers;
  • in combination with the latest versions of JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver and TalkBack.

Technical specifications

The accessibility of the International Partnerships website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

Non-accessible content

Despite our best efforts to ensure the accessibility of the International Partnerships website, we are aware of some limitations, which we are working to fix. Below is a description of known limitations and potential solutions. Please contact us if you encounter an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for the International Partnerships website:

  • Navigation menu accessibility: Some content has not been properly coded for the best experience with a screen reader. We plan to fix this issue by October 2023.
  • Navigation menu – accidental hover: If you accidentally hover over the navigation menu, you will not be able to dismiss or close it with just the ESC key. We plan to fix this by December 2023.
  • Ambiguous navigation landmarks: When a page contains more than one navigation landmark, screen reader users will not be able to distinguish between them. We plan to fix this by October 2023.
  • Inaccessible buttons in navigation menu: The top navigation menu is not entirely accessible for screen reader users: the buttons that open the menu have no accessible label or name. We plan to fix this by October 2023.
  • Infographics: Some of the infographics on our website have no or insufficient text alternatives for people with a vision impairment. We plan to fix this by October 2023.
  • Skiplink visibility: The skiplink is the first link on the page, but it does not become visible when it receives keyboard focus. We plan to fix this by October 2023.