Welcome to the Lisbon Treaty website!

The purpose of this website is to provide information about the implications of the Lisbon Treaty for the EU’s development cooperation policy.

This website includes a consolidated version of the Lisbon Treaty, including expert analysis of the articles which are relevant to the EU’s external actions with a special focus on development cooperation.

Click here for an overall introduction to the Lisbon Treaty as well as a brief overview of its structure and a simple guide to navigating through this website.

Click here for a visual guide to the structure of the Lisbon Treaty.

In addition to comments and analysis about various articles in the Lisbon Treaty, this website also includes the following features:

  • information about the ratification process;
  • a news section providing up-to-date information about the ratification process;
  • links to the previous European treaties;
  • a link to an archived website about the development cooperation aspects of the unratified Constitutional Treaty;
  • a collection of documents relating to the Lisbon Treaty and EU development cooperation;


All article numbers referred to in this website correspond to the article numbers as prescribed in the version of the Lisbon Treaty which was published in the Official Journal of the European Union, C 115, Volume 51, on 9 May 2008.