Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument – Global Europe (NDICI – Global Europe)


The new NDICI- Global Europe instrument merges several former EU external financing instruments. It aims to support countries most in need to overcome long-term developmental challenges and will contribute to achieving the international commitments and objectives that the Union has agreed to, in particular the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.

Programme Description

The NDICI – Global Europe instrument will cover the EU cooperation with all third countries, except for the pre-accession beneficiaries and the overseas countries and territories from the geographic programmes.

The total allocation for NDICI – Global Europe will be divided as follows:

  • €60,38 billion for geographic programmes, including at least €19,32 billion for the Neighbourhood. The remainder is allocated for Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and the Americas and the Caribbean. This pillar will also finance Erasmus+ with an indicative amount of €1,8 billion.
  • €6,358 billion for a thematic programmes (Human Rights and Democracy; Civil Society Organisations; Peace, Stability and Conflict Prevention; and Global Challenges).
  • €3,182 billion for a rapid response mechanism that will allow the EU to swiftly respond to crises, contribute to peace, stability and conflict prevention, strengthen the resilience of states, societies, communities and individuals, linking humanitarian aid and development action. It will also ensure early action to address Union foreign policy needs and priorities.
  • €9,53 billion for a “cushion” of unallocated funds, to top up any of the above-mentioned programmes and the rapid response mechanism in case of unforeseen circumstances, new needs, emerging challenges or new priorities.

The NDICI-Global Europe instrument unifies grants, blending and guarantees (the latter previously subject to specific rules and regulations, such as the EIB’s External Lending Mandate), which will allow the EU to strategically promote public and private investment worldwide in support to sustainable development through the European Fund for Sustainable Development Plus (EFSD+).

Total Budget

€ 79,5 billion

Thematic Categories

  • Migration and Citizenship
  • Public Administration
  • Social Affairs & Human Rights

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • International Organisations
  • Large Enterprises
  • Legal Entities
  • Local Authorities
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Other Beneficiaries
  • Parliamentary Bodies
  • Private Bodies
  • Semi-governmental organisations
  • State-owned Enterprises

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


EU Contact Point

Programme/Sub-programme/Plan Calls
  • NDICI- Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme


    Code: 28347 | Identifier Code: NDICI-2023-MOBAF | Programme name: Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument – Global Europe (NDICI – Global Europe) | Start submission calls: 04/04/2023 | End submission calls: 15/06/2023

    The overall objective of this call is to increase skills and qualifications across the African continent. The specific objectives of this action are to promote inclusive learning mobility opportunities with a focus on climate change mitigation and adaptation in curricula and research programmes, increase the employability of higher education students and trainees, specifically in green jobs, and their entrepreneurship skills and improve the quality, relevance, internationalisation and climate change focus of higher education in Africa.