European Union - European Trust Fund for Peace in ColombiaThe European Union created the European Trust Fund for Peace in Colombia in December 2016 to promote the construction of equity, transformation and coexistence in Colombia. It was established with the participation of 19 EU Member States (Germany, Cyprus, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Czech Republic and Sweden) and was meant as a sign of solidarity and support for the Peace Agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrilla. The initial fund contribution amounted to 94 million euros with an extra 26 million being added in November 2018 when Chile joined the fund. The European Trust Fund is currently present in a total of 95 municipalities across 17 departments. Of this total, 45 are PDETs (Territorially Focused Development Programs), meaning that the Colombian government prioritizes them for infrastructure investments, and 26 are ETCRs (Territorial Spaces for Training and Reincorporation). The fund’s main objectives are: For more information, please see: https://www.fondoeuropeoparalapaz.eu
Contribution to the Fund’s six strategic pillarsThe European Fund for Peace is based on six strategic pillars. These six pillars help analyze the Fund’s impacts and each project’s specific contribution to peace implementation and the construction of equity, equality, transformation, and coexistence in Colombia. In the case of Colombia PUEDE, this project mainly contributes to two of these pillars:Pilar #2: Social, economic and political reincorporation of former FARC combatants. Pilar #4: Sustainable and inclusive productivity.
Financed by European Union and the European Trust Fund for Colombia
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