Established in 2008, the EU Centre in Singapore is a joint project of the European Union, the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and is part of a worldwide network of EU centres and EU institutes in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. The Centre aims to promote knowledge and understanding of the EU and the impact of its policies on Singapore and the region, through activities revolving around outreach, education and research.

As part of its public outreach activities, the Centre organises an ongoing series of lectures, talks, and seminars. It also contributes to education and research on the EU through organising academic conferences, workshops, public lectures and seminars, and publishes working papers, background briefs, policy and research briefs.

Through all these activities, the Centre also hopes to encourage students and researchers here to develop interests and exchanges which will engender mutual learning between EU and Singapore and EU and Southeast Asia.