Managed by DG INTPA Unit F2, the Facility delivers a set of tools and services supporting the overall coherence, coordination, effectiveness, impact and visibility of EU international partnerships in the green, notably circular, economy. Support can be channelled through Commission services, EU Delegations, and development partners. The Facility addresses actors across DG INTPA and DG NEAR countires.

The SWITCH to Green Facility works with the European Commission Directorate General  International  Partnerships and the Directorate General European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations to provide support to EU Delegations, line DGs and their international cooperation partners in the following areas:

Programming: The SWITCH to Green Facility experts provide direct support in integrating the Circular (and more broadly the Green) Economy in the programming process.

Policy dialogue and coordination: The S2G team supports policy dialogue, and exchange of experience with/across EU partner countries. S2G supports  events ranging from technical meetings to high-level policy debates, and from brief sessions to large networking gatherings.
Communication and outreach:

Communication and outreach:

SWITCH to Green supports communication activities promoting the circular economy transition. Circular economy related news and tools are published online and offline.

Action identification, formulation,delivery (incl. M&E): S2G contributes to the identification and formulation of EU supported actions, both remotely and through in-country missions. The Facility also assists in the steering, management, delivery, and M&E of on-going green economy actions.

Capacity, knowledge and policy development:

The Facility delivers trainings and learning events, creates dedicated tools and contributes to knowledge sharing. It supports the formulation of circular economy policies and carries out related analysis.

EU actors can address  requests for technical assistance to INTPA  Unit F2 or NEAR Unit A3 that are managing requests . The Facility normally mobilises the requested expertise within less than a month’s notice.