Global Gateway is Europe’s offer for connecting the world with investments and partnerships.
It provides partners with a high-quality, comprehensive offer in line with the European model of sustainable and transparent investment, for mutually beneficial partnerships on key policies and initiatives.
Given the intensifying geopolitical competition in Asia Pacific, the EU is stepping up its strategic engagement with this vital region. The region’s growing economic, demographic and political weight makes it a key partner in shaping the rules-based international order and in addressing global challenges.
With an enhanced strategic framework building on Global Gateway, the EU Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific (2021) and the EU Strategy on Central Asia (2019), the EU aims to contribute to the region’s connectivity, stability and prosperity through the twin digital and green transition and sustainable development/Sustainable Development Goals.
Global Gateway, with the support of development banks and the private sector, aims to provide capital for investment into hard and soft infrastructure, contributing to reducing the Asia Pacific region’s infrastructure gaps. To close the investment gap and have a truly transformational impact, we are increasingly bringing in the private sector, both from Europe and from partner regions and countries.
See how we are creating smart, clean, and secure links in digital, energy and transport sectors and to strengthen resilience of countries in climate change adaptation and mitigation, health, education, and research systems in the Asia Pacific region.
In 2023, a solar and wind power energy investments project will be launched.
In 2023, the Choir-Sainshand energy transmission line and substations construction works will be launched; Aimag and Soum Centers Green and Resilient Regional Development Investment Program (ASDIP) to be approved by the Mongolian Parliament; launch of the Forest Partnership.
The Team Europe Initiative on Green Recovery was launched in February 2023. It aims to boost green recovery from the pandemic with green growth and jobs. It will support small farmers, the agro-forestry sector, enhance energy access and other vital services such as water supply, sanitation and nutrition services and education, while fostering increased participation of women in leadership and the economy.
This project includes the rehabilitation of the port of Rabaul, as well as technical assistance to support the Papua New Guinea Ports Corporation in developing an investment plan for greening port infrastructure. In 2023 the country will make the formal financing request.
The Tra Vinh project is a 48MW nearshore wind farm. The project includes 12 wind turbines located 4 km from shoreline, a 20 km overhead transmission line and substation. In 2023 there will be an impact assessment and decision on a second phase of expansion.
In 2023, contracts will be signed for the upgrading and electrification of the suburban train in Surabaya, Indonesia.
This project includes the upgrade of Laotian National Highway No. 2. In 2023, the report of the evaluation mission will be released and talks on EIB co-financing will be held.
The Team Europe Initiative on Digital Connectivity will enhance Central Asian businesses and citizens' access to a secure internet through trusted satellite connectivity. Earth stations and other digital infrastructure such as internet exchange points and green data centres will be positioned across the territories of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, linking to existing broadband infrastructure.
The Team Europe Initiative on Water, Energy and Climate Change will contribute to managing water and energy resources sustainably, addressing environmental challenges and tackling climate change in five Central Asian countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The initiative includes infrastructure projects in fields such as water supply, sanitation and waste management, and hydro power.
The Sustainable Connectivity Initiative will accelerate infrastructure investment in South-East Asia. The Sustainable Connectivity Team Europe Initiative will support ASEAN electric grid interconnections to improve access to renewable energy, invest in digitalisation, including in connectivity via submarine cables, and promote environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable value chains.
The Green Team Europe Initiative with ASEAN will strengthen the EU's partnership with the region in areas including climate action, environmental and biodiversity protection, clean energy transition, disaster resilience, prevention of illegal logging, wildlife trafficking and air pollution.