The Pan-African Programme (PanAf) is an ambitious €845-million commitment to continental and inter-regional projects that mutually benefit both Africa and Europe. PanAf was launched in 2014 to lend support to the Joint Africa EU Strategy (JAES) and called for a new, strategic partnership that put Africa and the EU on a more equitable footing. PanAf is just one of the many EU instruments that support the Africa-EU Partnership but it is the only EU programme designed to ‘treat Africa as One’.
Through continental and trans-regional initiatives, PanAf complements EU support at regional and country level. To achieve its goals, PanAf has received an envelope of €845m for the period 2014-2020. Since 2014, the programme has already committed €400m to building synergistic, mutually beneficial projects for the EU and Africa.