July 19, 2018

EU supports PALOP and Timor with 26M

The European Union will provide 26 million euros to the Portuguese African Countries and Timor-Leste (PALOP-TL) to foster the employment on the cultural and reform of the public finance management sectors, announced the organization. 

“The EU provides 26 million euros to the African countries with the Portuguese has official language and to Timor-Leste (PALOP-TL) – Angola, Cape Verde, Guiné-Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe and Timor-Leste – to foster two programs on the employment on the cultural and reform of the public finance management sectors”, according to information from the delegation of the European Union in Cape Verde.

The agreement will be signed at the city of Santa Maria, island of Sal, aside from the works of the summit of the State and Government chiefs of Comunidade de Países da Língua Portuguesa (CPLP) by the director-general for International Development and Cooperation Stefano Manservisi and the ministers and representatives of the concerned countries and partners.

The support includes a program of 18 million euros to support PALOP-TL to promote employment on the cultural sector, centered on the performative arts sector (music, dance, theatre).

“This program aims to boost the access to cultural products to the countries of PALOP-TL to the national, regional and international markets, to reinforce the skills of the sector’s actors and to also to support the creation and diffusion of literary publications in the region, mainly for children and young people”, according to the release.

The support program to the systems of public finances ascends eight million euros and aims to consolidate the initiatives of the control institutions of public finances and the civil society “to improve the responsibilities, efficiency and transparency of the public finances on the six countries”.

The EU’s financing is part of the 11th European Development Fund and its final goal is to contribute to a more inclusive and sustainable growth on these countries.

By Diário de Notícias, July 2018