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Global Gateway overview

What is Global Gateway?

Principles and values

6 core principles are at the heart of Global Gateway, guiding the investments

  • democratic values and high standards
  • good governance and transparency
  • equal partnerships
  • green and clean
  • security focused
  • catalysing the private sector

Global Gateway is the EU’s contribution to narrowing the global investment gap worldwide. It is in line with the commitment of the G7 leaders from June 2021 to launch a values-driven, high-standard and transparent infrastructure partnership to meet global infrastructure development needs. Global Gateway is also fully aligned with the UN’s Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Areas of partnership

Global Gateway supports our partners and closes the global investment gap in the areas of

  • digital (supporting open and secure internet)
  • climate and energy (supporting investments to achieve clean energy transition)
  • transport (supporting green, smart and safe transport)
  • health (strengthening supply chains and local vaccines production)
  • education and research (investing in high quality education, focusing in particular on girls, women and vulnerable groups)

A Team Europe approach

Global Gateway is being rolled out in a Team Europe approach with the European Commission, European External Action Service (EEAS), EU Member States, as well as with financial institutions, the private sector and other non-governmental organisations.

The approach will facilitate full-scale mobilisation of political stamina, technical expertise and financial resources.

Why Global Gateway?

Many countries need a trusted partner to design sustainable, quality projects and ensure projects are implemented in a transparent way, do not create unsustainable levels of debt and deliver lasting social and economic benefits to local communities.

Global Gateway is that positive offer.

Related links

Global Gateway on the main European Commission website