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.
ASEAN Green Initiative
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.
ASEAN Team Europe Initiative on Sustainable Connectivity
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.
Bac Ai pumped hydro storage project in Vietnam
This project aims to support the Vietnamese government to construct a four-unit pumped-storage hydropower system. The new system will have a total capacity of 1,200 megawatts. It will assist Vietnam to reach its commitments on carbon neutrality and the phasing out of coal for energy generation.
The initiative will enhance businesses and citizens' access to a secure internet through trusted satellite connectivity. Earth stations and other digital infrastructure will be positioned across Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, linking to existing broadband infrastructure.
This initiative is part of the Sustainable Connectivity Regional Team Europe Initiative. It aims to scale up service provision from the Copernicus mirror site to all ASEAN countries to provide high-speed internet capacity.
Forests Partnerships with Guyana, Suriname, Mongolia, the Republic of Congo, Uganda and Zambia
Forest Partnerships encompass the EU's holistic cooperation framework for joint work on forests, aimed at reversing deforestation in supported countries and consequently enhance climate and biodiversity protection.
Global Gateway supports the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), the multilateral initiative that focuses on the provision of good quality basic education for all girls and boys in an inclusive, equitable way.
Green Economic Growth in Mongolia
In 2023 the Choir-Sainshand energy transmission line and substations construction works are being 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.
Green Energy Transition in Bangladesh
In 2023 the project for solar and wind power energy investments will be launched.
Green Recovery in Nepal
The Team Europe Initiative 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.