SWITCH to Green Services at a Glance

The SWITCH to Green Facility supports EU international partnerships of DG NEAR, DG International Partnerships and EU Delegations by providing technical assistance where good will or enthusiasm for innovation may be complemented by additional operational, knowledge or other capacities.

Technical Assistance

SWITCH to Green contributes to the identification and formulation of EU supported actions, both remotely and through in-country missions.

Quality Support

The Facility assists in steering, management, delivery, and M&E of on-going green economy actions. Support is delivered remotely and through in-country missions.

Capacity Development

The Facility delivers trainings and learning events to assist EU staff and international partners to promote a better understanding of the green economy

Communication and outreach

By making information on policy developments and impact available, the Facility supports communication on the green, notably circular economy transition.

Dialogue and Coordination

The Facility supports policy dialogue, and exchange across EU partner countries with events ranging from technical meetings to high-level policy debates.

Development of tools

On-demand, the Facility supports the creation of tailor-made tools that stimulate learning and streamlining of content among a diverse set of target groups.

Greening Cooperation across the Globe

The interactive map is conceived as a gateway providing information on Inclusive Green Economy-related activities (including their objectives, status, results, partners, funders and budgets) implemented with EU support. Each individual project or programme is linked to its related Sustainable Development Goal(s) SDG-and 10YFP programme, showing the concrete contribution of the EU to the sustainable consumption and production (SCP)-related objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

This visualization and analysis of project information contributes to empower understanding, insights, monitoring of green economy programming. Enhanced details spring from the map as you click on countries or search the data available. By displaying project data—such as sectors, themes, drivers for scaling up or beneficiaries – the map tells the interrelated stories about the progress of the transition to green, notably circular economy. Projects can be searched using keywords or using pre-set filters.  

The projects displayed in the map promote partnerships with a large range of actors, including (i) the private sector, counting business associations and service providers, as well as MSMEs which form the main target group; (ii) NGOs, promoting participation in policy development processes and delivering support to MSMEs and (iii) International Organisations.

Circular Economy - Country Case Studies

EU external action policy also prioritises the circular economy transition at regional level: In Latin America and the Caribbean, circular practices reinforce trade and investment cooperation, including by diversifying and modernising economic models to make them fit for globalisation. In Asia and Central Asia, a circular shift contributes to human health and the quality of life, economic diversification, new business opportunities and economic growth. Case studies illustrate different strategies for the transitions.

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