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European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR)

European Commission - Enlargement - ISPA

The Instrument for Structural Policies for Pre-Accession (ISPA) was designed to address environmental and transport infrastructure priorities identified in the Accession Partnerships with the 10 applicant countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Its aim was to enhance economic and social cohesion in the applicant countries.

It was replaced by the regional development component of the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA)* in 2007.

For more details, see the following sections on our website: