The ARISE+ Indonesia – Trade Support Facility (ARISE+ Indonesia) is one of the flagship initiatives under the EU-Indonesia 2014-2020 cooperation framework. It is also part of an overall cooperation framework between the EU on one hand and ASEAN Secretariat and ASEAN Member States on the other hand. Whilst ARISE+ Indonesia mainly serves to strengthen EU-Indonesia cooperation, its implementation is coordinated with the ASEAN economic integration agenda. ARISE+ Indonesia is the country-level intervention complementing the ARISE Plus Regional Programme, which matches the ASEAN Economic Community Blue-Print 2025. Country-level ARISE+ programmes exist in several ASEAN Member States.
With an overall budget of EUR 15 million, ARISE+ Indonesia aims to enhance Indonesia's capacity to boost trade performance and competitiveness. The first technical assistance project worth about EUR 9 million was launched in 2019 for an implementation period of four years. The ARISE+ Indonesia Programme responds to the priorities of the Government of Indonesia according to the agenda set with the EU in their cooperation framework. The Programme supports government institutions in implementing and reviewing existing trade and investment related policies more effectively and in elaborating new policies aimed at increasing business opportunities for Indonesian enterprises. In particular it provides technical assistance to the relevant institutions in sharpening their expertise to negotiate the Comprehensive Economic Partnership (CEPA) with the EU. Support is also given to small and medium-sized enterprises to facilitate their more active participation in international trade and to promote the economic empowerment of women.