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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.

Our Role

Raise public awareness
Raise public awareness of ADB’s work in Asia and the Pacific, and of opportunities to partner with ADB

Mobilize resources
Mobilize financing for operations in ADB’s developing member countries

Engage with European stakeholders
Promote engagement of European expertise, technology and innovation into ADB operations

ADB's Focus on...


Gender equality and women’s empowerment are essential for meeting Asia and the Pacific’s aspirations of inclusive and sustainable development.

Climate Change

Meeting the growing global demand for energy and natural resources is destabilizing our climate, and threatening the development and security of Asia and the Pacific.

Key Issues


Most developing countries in Asia and the Pacific have earned high marks for a dramatic rise in primary education enrollment rates in the last three decades, but daunting challenges remain, threatening economic and social growth.

Key Issues

ADB Projects and Cofinancing

Project Results

Project Result / Case Study

Reliable Electricity Supply Gives New Lease on Life to Nepal’s Villages

ADB projects in Nepal are strengthening the nation's electricity transmission system while improving people's lives at the grassroots level.

Project Result / Case Study

Lao PDR Weaves a Renewable Energy Future

In the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, hydropower engineering, communication, and traditional weaving all make critical contributions to developing one of the country’s key economic assets.

Projects cofinanced with European members

No projects in this category were found.


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.

ADB European Members ADB Business Center

Updated yearly, these provide information on the country's contributions to ADB in terms of capital subscription and funding, the country's delegates in ADB, and involvement of the country's companies and consultants in ADB projects.

Austria (member since 1966) The Netherlands (member since 1966)
Belgium (member since 1966) Norway (member since 1966)
Denmark (member since 1966) Portugal (member since 2002)
Finland (member since 1966) Spain (member since 1986)
France (member since 1970) Sweden (member since 1966)
Germany (member since 1966) Switzerland (member since 1967)
Ireland (member since 2006) Turkey (member since 1991)
Italy (member since 1966) United Kingdom (member since 1966)
Luxembourg (member since 2003)  
 Grants for a Brighter Future

Together We Deliver: Grants for a Brighter Future

This edition focuses on how Asian Development Fund (ADF) grants are uplifting the lives of millions of the most vulnerable people in Asia and the Pacific.

In this issue:
Strengthening Support for Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations (Afghanistan)


European Representative Office (ERO)

Barckhausstraße 1
60325 Frankfurt, Germany

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

  Tel +49 69 21 93 64 00
  Fax +49 69 21 93 64 44


Robert SCHOELLHAMMER (Mr)Representative  E-mail
Samantha HUNG (Ms)Deputy Representative  E-mail
Melanie ULLRICH (Ms)External Relations Officer  E-mail
Aude COLLIN-PROVOST (Ms)Administration and Communications Coordinator  E-mail

Holidays 2020

The European Representative Office is closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1 (Wednesday)
Good Friday April 10 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 13 (Monday)
Labor Day May 1 (Friday)
Ascension May 21 (Thursday)
Pentecost June 1 (Monday)
Corpus Christi June 11 (Thursday)
Christmas Day December 25 (Friday)
Boxing Day December 28 (Monday) in lieu of December 26
New Year's Eve December 31 (Thursday)