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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


Environmentally sustainable growth is a key strategic development agenda in ADB, and environment is a core area for support.


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

Helping Sri Lanka to go green

The Northern Province of Sri Lanka and its infrastructure were severely affected by the mestic conflict which lasted more than 30 years. Effects of this conflict can be still seen today, economically as well: The contribution of the province to Sri Lanka’s Gross Domestic Product is still the lowest among all nine provinces.

Project Result/Case Study

European Expertise Supports Papua New Guinea’s Maritime Safety

With over 600 islands spanning a total sea area of 3.1 million square kilometers and 65% of its population lives in coastal areas, Papua New Guinea (PNG) relies heavily on its network of coastal shipping services.

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.

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)

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
  Fax +49 69 21 93 64 44


Robert SCHOELLHAMMER (Mr)Representative  E-mail
Michiko SUGA (Ms)Deputy Representative   E-mail
Ilaria CAETANI (Ms)Principal Partnerships Specialist  E-mail
Melanie ULLRICH (Ms)External Relations Officer  E-mail
Aude COLLIN-PROVOST (Ms)Administration and Communications Coordinator  E-mail

Holidays 2021

The European Representative Office is closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1 (Friday)
Holy Thursday April 1 (Thursday)
Good Friday April 2 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 5 (Monday)
Ascension May 13 (Thursday)
Pentecost May 24 (Monday)
Corpus Christi June 3 (Thursday)
Christmas Day December 24 (Friday), in lieu of December 25
Boxing Day December 27 (Monday) in lieu of December 26
New Year's Eve December 31 (Friday)