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Civil Society Dialogue regarding the EU's strategy on export credits

The purpose of this meeting is to inform the EU’s civil society partners about progress with the EU strategy on export credits, with a focus on the enhanced coordination of EU external financial tools.

  • Date: 10/04/2024, 14:00-16:00
  • Location: WEBEX

Meeting details

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In the Communication on the Trade Policy Review of 18 February 2021, the Commission undertook to explore options for an EU strategy for export credits. This commitment was followed by the Feasibility Study on an EU Strategy on Export Credits published in May 2023 (prepared for the Commission by an independent consultancy firm), and the Joint Staff Working Document 'Main outcomes of the mapping of external financial tools of the EU' of 11 April 2023. Based on these documents, the Commission, in close cooperation with the Council Working Group on Export Credits, defined priority work streams for the development of the export credits strategy.

One of the priority work streams is the enhanced coordination of EU external financial tools between export credit agencies of the EU Member States and EU development finance providers (including the Commission, the European Investment Bank and Member States’ development finance institutions). This whole-of-government approach should contribute to the implementation of the EU Global Gateway strategy. In 2023, the Commission, along with the above-mentioned stakeholders and private sector companies, embarked on few selected pilot projects to gather first practical experience. In parallel, it established an Expert Group on Enhanced Coordination of EU financial tools, whose first meeting took place on 18 January 2024. In this meeting of the Civil Society Dialogue, the Commission will provide an update on the work on the EU export credit strategy and in particular on the process of the enhanced coordination.


Lead speaker

  • Head of Unit A1 – Multilateral Affairs and WTO, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission
  • Head of Unit E2 – Trade, Investment Climate, Entrepreneurship & Value Chains, Directorate-General for International Partnerships, European Commission


  • Civil Society Coordination - Transparency, Civil society and Communication Unit, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission


  1. Introduction.
  2. Update on the EU strategy on export credits.
  3. Update on the enhanced coordination of EU external financial tools.
  4. Open discussion with stakeholders.

The meeting will take place via WEBEX. Webex access code and password will be sent to registered participants. We would be grateful if participants could launch their WEBEX connection at least 30 minutes in advance of the meeting so that any technical problems can be arranged in time before the meeting.

Related documents

  • trade policy | export credit | export policy
  • Wednesday 10 April 2024, 14:00 - 16:00 (CEST)
  • Online only
  • Live streaming available
Trade topics
  • EU companies accessing world markets
  • Trade policy
Event type

Practical information

Wednesday 10 April 2024, 14:00 - 16:00 (CEST)
Online only
Who should attend
Interested stakeholders
Directorate-General for Trade
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