Ensuring an inclusive and transparent development

Democracy, human rights and gender equality remain at the heart of the EU-Indonesia cooperation. As Indonesia is working to alleviate poverty, preventing and resolving conflict, as well as advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), ensuring good governance, civil society engagement and inclusive participation of all its citizens in the process are crucial to its success.

From the onset of the pandemic in 2020, the EU has been supporting Indonesia’s vulnerable communities with programmes like I-COPE, I AM SAFE and ACTION. Realising the importance of civil society organisations in the democratic process and sustainable development, support has also been provided to improve their capacity and resilience in facing the impacts of the pandemic.