At its inception in 2000, the European Network of Implementing Development Agencies (EUNIDA) was set up as a knowledge-sharing platform to bring together the know-how of EU agencies and foster exchange of best practices in the field of technical cooperation.

This pan-European network also aimed at elaborating common strategies to further co-operation with the European Commission in the context of its external assistance programmes.

At the European Commission's request, EUNIDA was established as a not-for-profit European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) in June 2006. By highlighting the network´s European nature, the statutes ensure the equal distribution of rights and obligations among Members!