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Team Europe Initiative on Deforestation-free Value Chains

EUDR Engagement

About the project

The project “Engagement with Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam to raise awareness on and to promote better understanding of the EU approach to reducing EU-driven deforestation and forest degradation” (EUDR Engagement) focuses on communication and dialogue with political stakeholders, smallholders, the private sector and civil society on the new EU-regulation on deforestation-free products (EUDR) and its implications in Southeast Asia.


The EUDR Engagement project is co-funded by the European Commission (FPI, DG ENV) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) for 24 months until August 2025. 

Countries of Implementation

Overarching Aim

In Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand and Viet Nam, the project supports stepped up engagement and inclusive dialogue on deforestation-free supply chains as well as on the EU regulation on deforestation-free products (EUDR). It focuses on its core components such as due diligence, traceability and the benchmarking system, the EU’s supporting measures to create an enabling environment for forest preservation and traceable, deforestation-free supply chains in partner countries and the opportunities for smallholders, indigenous peoples and local communities in Southeast Asia. 

Activities of the Project

·    Provision of relevant sectoral expertise through studies related to the EUDR, including on relevant supporting measures and the interplay with national initiatives in the Southeast Asian partner countries.

·     Dialogue events with key stakeholders in all five countries on the EUDR, its accompanying measures, implications for the national context and ways forward for its successful implementation.

·     Communication to advance knowledge and awareness on the EUDR among key stakeholders in the partner countries in multiple national languages.


The activities in each country are designed in response to the national context and requests voiced by political partners and other stakeholders.