European Commission (EC)

The role of the European Commission (EC) delegation is comparable to that of other accredited foreign diplomatic missions to Nepal in the sense that the delegation represents the European Commission in Nepal

The EC delegation to Nepal mainly:.
.presents, explains and implements EU policy;
.analyses and reports on the political, social, and economic situation in Nepal
conducts negotiations in accordance with a given mandate.
implements the external assistance given to Nepal through different budget line

Respect for human rights and democratic principles is the basis for the co-operation between Nepal and the EC. The Delegation will also, in concert with the EU Presidency, take the lead in on-the-spot-co-ordination of the implementation of all EU assistance, multi-lateral and bi-lateral, to increas synergy and overall EU visibility.

The main partners of the delegation in the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium are DG External Relations, DG Development, DG Enlargement, DG Trade, EuropeAid Co-Operation Office, and the European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO).

Nepal as a whole.

Type of assistance and programming:
The EC delegation to Nepal plays a key role in the implementation of the external assistance EC allocates to Nepal. The delegations is involved in programming, and management of EC projects directly from start to finish, in close contact with the EuropeAid Co-Operation Office in Brussels and Nepalese authorities and institutions, within the framework of rules set in Brussels. There is a number of projects going on in Nepal either under the Bilateral projects and programmes with the government of Nepal, the NGO budget line support, the Aid to uprooted people budget line, the Human Rights and Democracy support (EIDHR), and the Asia wide programmed that are currently implemented in Nepal. These projects are being implemented throughout the country. The priorities of EC assistance to Nepal are identified in the Country Strategy Paper which is produced in close coordination with Brussels normally for a period of 4 years.