EU-Vietnam Strategic Dialogue Facility
In anticipation of the full ratification of the 2012 EU-Vietnam Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) and ahead of the conclusion of a brand-new Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which was agreed in principle on August 4th, the EU-Vietnam Strategic Dialogue Facility continues to support Vietnam’s development through the implementation of activities in areas covered by the PCA and FTA. The facility (2013-16), together with a wide range of Vietnamese and European partners from the world of academia, think tanks, civil society and government, allows the strategic partners to exchange experiences and best practices on issues of mutual interest under the PCA and FTA: from good governance, public administration reform and human rights to environment, climate change, energy and migration. The facility funds policy-oriented research, high-level meetings and training seminars. For the past three years, CEPS has played a subsidiary role in all of these activities.