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Логотип Європейської Комісії
European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations

Most assistance provided to the European Neighbourhood region is channeled through bilateral and regional cooperation programmes. However, to complement these programmes, Neighbourhood-wide cooperation programmes have also been established, since some aid activities can be managed more efficiently and flexibly at interregional level.

An Neighbourhood-wide approach can, for instance, enhance the visibility of certain actions and lead to more coherent implementation of support mechanisms.

Interegional cooperation is particularly useful for

  • bottom-up, small-scale actions where a speedy and flexible response is needed,
  • some activities implemented by international organisations,
  • programmes that are new to a region, where it is difficult to predict demand or allocate funds between countries.

Neighbourhood-wide cooperation programmes include:

Key documents

  • Background document
  • Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

EED 2015-2018