The European Commission’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) puts EU foreign policy into action − fast and flexibly − in a policy-driven approach. It acts as first responder to foreign policy needs and opportunities, focusing on conflict prevention and peace, building alliances and leveraging the EU’s influence in the world.
The Service plays a central role in implementing the European Commission’s political priorities in line with the EU’s Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy.
FPI reports directly to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission. The Service works very closely with the European External Action Service (EEAS) and with EU Delegations around the world and is tasked with preparing and implementing foreign policy-related actions in a number of areas.