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European Representative Office (ERO)

The ERO in Frankfurt, Germany develops and strengthens relations between ADB and its 17 European member countries.

In the Spotlight

Strategy 2030: Achieving a Prosperous, Inclusive, Resilient, and Sustainable Asia and the Pacific

Institutional Document | 26 July 2018

Strategy 2030: Achieving a Prosperous, Inclusive, Resilient, and Sustainable Asia and the Pacific

Strategy 2030 sets the course for ADB’s efforts to respond effectively to the Asia and Pacific region’s changing needs. 

Making an Impact: Working at ADB | Emma Marsden

Video | 15 June 2022

Making an Impact: Working at ADB | Emma Marsden

Learn how Emma Marsden, a Senior Environment Specialist from the United Kingdom, is making an impact in the energy sector of Asia and the Pacific.  

The ADB-Finland Partnership: Towards Quality and Inclusive Education in Asia and the Pacific

Video | 16 August 2021

The ADB-Finland Partnership: Towards Quality and Inclusive Education in Asia and the Pacific

Through its membership with a multilateral organization such as ADB, Finland has been able to reach out to almost half of the world and drive ADB’s work on education.

Making an Impact: Working at ADB | Giovanni Verlini

Video | 22 September 2022

Making an Impact: Working at ADB | Giovanni Verlini

Learn how Giovanni Verlini, a Principal Communications Specialist from Italy, is making an impact in Asia and the Pacific region through his work in multimedia and communications.   

ERO's Role

ERO acts as a liaison between ADB’s Headquarters in Manila and policymakers and major stakeholders in 17 European members. Based in Frankfurt, Germany, ERO works to:

  • Raise public awareness about ADB and the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Mobilize resources and support from the public and private sectors for ADB operations.
  • Share development knowledge and experience and strengthen collaboration with institutions.

Project Results and Case Studies

Azerbaijan Railway System: Well on Track with Austrian Expertise

Project Result / Case Study | 26 October 2022

Azerbaijan Railway System: Well on Track with Austrian Expertise

Surrounded by the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus mountains, a reliable and efficient transport system is key to Azerbaijan’s economy. As the largest economy in the South Caucasus, the country has been mostly dependent on oil and natural gas exports that are vulnerable to price shocks.

Securing a Sustainable Water Resource for Dhaka

Project Result / Case Study | 1 April 2022

Securing a Sustainable Water Resource for Dhaka

Bangladesh embraces the world’s largest river delta but is in dire need of drinkable water.

Saving Mongolian Forests with Finnish Expertise

Project Result / Case Study | 22 February 2022

Saving Mongolian Forests with Finnish Expertise

Famously known for its deserts and steppes, Mongolia is actually a forest nation too. Boreal forests cover 14.2 million hectares or 9% of this vast country. Compared with tropical forests, boreal forests store twice as much carbon per hectare, much of it below ground. 

Change of Pace in the Heart of Asia

Project Result / Case Study | 10 November 2021

Change of Pace in the Heart of Asia

Uzbekistan, with its over 33 million inhabitants, plays a key role in the economic development of Central Asia. Over the past few decades, the double-landlocked country has undergone a remarkable transition from a former Soviet state to a market-based econ

ADB Projects and Cofinancing

Cofinancing

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects. Additional funds are provided in the form of official loans and grants, technical assistance, other concessional financing, and commercial cofinancing such as B loans, risk transfer arrangements, parallel loans and equity, guarantee cofinancing, and cofinancing for transactions under ADB’s Trade Finance Program.

Why partner with ADB

Partnering with ADB allows donors to participate in the economic and social development of the world’s fastest growing region. With a presence in 49 developing member countries (DMCs) in Asia and the Pacific, ADB’s breadth in operations adds value to programs cofinanced with partners. Founded in 1966, ADB has a deep understanding of the region and its needs, as well as close and tested relationships with its DMCs.

Staff

Robert SCHOELLHAMMER
Robert SCHOELLHAMMER (Mr)
Representative
Michiko SUGA
Michiko SUGA (Ms)
Deputy Representative
Ilaria CAETANI
Ilaria CAETANI (Ms)
Principal Partnerships Specialist
Melanie ULLRICH
Melanie ULLRICH (Ms)
External Relations Officer


Holidays 2022

The European Representative Office is closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 3 (Monday), in lieu of January 1
Holy Thursday April 14 (Thursday)
Good Friday April 15 (Friday)
Labor Day May 2 (Monday), in lieu of May 1
Ascension May 26 (Thursday)
Whit Monday June 6 (Monday)
Corpus Christi June 16 (Thursday)
Day of the German Unity October 3 (Monday)
Christmas Day December 26 (Monday), in lieu of December 25
New Year's Eve December 30 (Friday), in lieu of December 31

Contact Us

Westendstrasse 28
60325 Frankfurt am Main

 Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday

  Tel +49 69 21 93 64 00
  Email
 @ADB_Europe