The EU Delegation to the Philippines is one of 140 diplomatic missions that represent the EU across the globe. It was officially opened on 15 May 1991 following the influx of official development assistance to the country after democracy was restored under the Aquino administration in 1986. Since then, the Delegation has essentially been the information nerve centre in the Philippines, keeping EU headquarters in Brussels aware of local developments and serving as the natural point of contact between EU and Philippine officials.

The Delegation has five sections: Political, Press and Information; Trade; Cooperation; Contracts and Finance; and Administration.

It aims to strengthen EU-Philippine relations in particular through:

  • Promoting strong economic and trade ties
  • Developing EU-Philippines dialogue through the recently-signed Partnership and Cooperation Agreement
  • Supporting the Government in its peace efforts in Mindanao
  • Working with the Philippines' Administration to reach the UN Millennium Development Goals

Education is a priority area under the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement signed between the European Union and the Philippines in 2018.

In this first bilateral Joint Committee held early part of this year, both parties reviewed existing cooperation and explored possibilities to enhance cooperation across different sectors which includes education.

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  • Experience Europe's world-class education system and its comprehensive offering of master's courses and PhD programmes and more.
  • Explore Europe's diverse languages and cultures in a welcoming, social environment.
  • Gain international experience, skills and knowledge highly valued by employers. Benefit from excellent future employment and research opportunities in Europe and beyond.

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Together with the EU member states’ embassies and cultural institutes with the support of the Philippines’ Commission on  Higher Education, the Delegation has been conducting its regular European Higher Education Fairs to provide first-hand information on how to pursue graduate degree programmes in the EU.

Successful graduates are usually invited to become EHEF goodwill ambassadors.

Thank you for your participation to this year’s Fair! 

Erasmus+ is the European Union’s programme for education, training, youth and sport.

The Programme is made up of three so-called "Key Actions" and two additional actions. They are managed partly at the national level by National Agencies and partly at the European level by the EACEA. The European Commission is responsible for Erasmus+ policies and oversees the overall programme implementation.

Erasmus+ supports both individuals  as well as organisations to venture into project partnerships. Likewise, it supports teaching, research, networking and policy debate on EU topics.

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The European Union (EU) has awarded a total of 66 Erasmus+ scholarships to Filipino nationals in 2020, making the Philippines among the top sources of Erasmus+ scholars across the globe.

This programme gives life changing opportunities for Filipino students to experience living the European culture, learning European languages and being integrated into the European society for one to two years.

Two scholars, Kent Tangcalagan and Kate Macaso both graduated with the distinction of summa cum laude in 2019.

Photo from Kent Tangcalagan

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The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions support researchers at all stages of their careers, regardless of age and nationality. Researchers working across all disciplines are eligible for funding. The MSCA also support cooperation between industry and academia and innovative training to enhance employability and career development.

Photo from Dr. Jenny Lind

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