Media room Democratic Republic of the Congo

This media room focuses on the Democratic Republic of the Congo-EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), which aims to promote trade in legal timber and timber products and improve governance in the forest sector.

Here you can find news, background information, multimedia resources, official documents and experts to interview. For media enquiries in English, email

VPA status: DRC and the EU are negotiating the VPA.


Get more detailed background information on efforts by DRC and the EU to tackle illegal logging through a Voluntary Partnership Agreement. Read more


Are you a journalist writing a story? Interview experts with unique viewpoints on the DRC-EU VPA. See list