The Ongoing Dialogue as a Part of the Cooperation Between NC and the EU

As part of the implementation of the European Development Fund (EDF), the Government of New Caledonia organizes an annual monitoring committee on the cooperation with the European Union (EU).

The purpose is to bring together all cooperation actors who implement projects or programs funded by the European Union. The last monitoring committee on cooperation with the European Union took place on December 6, 2018 under the joint chairmanship of the President of the Government of New Caledonia and the EU Ambassador for the Pacific, Julian Wilson.

A presentation of the annual implementation report is made by the government and approuved  by all the stakeholders.

Since the start of the territorial programme for vocational training for the period 2004-2014, the European Union has been invited to the consultative committees on vocational training, which are held at least once a year.

The European Union is also invited to the Amédée seminars, which bring together, under the aegis of the New Caledonian government, a panel of experts from the private sector and New Caledonian administrations. Amédée is a tool to assist in the preparation of New Caledonia's primary and supplementary budgets, based on economic projections. The panel of experts is made up of Ministers, Ministerial Staffers, agents of the New Caledonian administration (Tax Department, Budget and Financial Affairs, Customs, Industry, Minning and Energy, Department, Department of Economic Affairs), representatives of the French Development Agency (AFD), the Overseas Issuing Institute (IEOM), the Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (ISEE), Cafat (New Caledonia's social security system), the TNS institute and the consular chambers. Representatives of the business community (Medef, Fédération des industries de Nouvelle-Calédonie (FINC), Société Le Nickel (SLN), large-scale distribution) are also invited.