The EU has been the largest grant donor in Belarus. Since 2016, the EU’s financial allocation for Belarus has amounted to €30 million annual grant assistance, with a current portfolio standing close to €135 million, aiming at improving the quality of life of Belarusian citizens in a tangible and visible manner. This support is funded from the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) for the period 2014-2020.
On 11 December 2020, the European Commission adopted a €24 million assistance package, which will benefit directly the Belarusian people, in particular civil society, youth and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and improve health capacities. This programme comes in addition to €3.7 million EU emergency support immediately mobilised for the victims of repression and independent media after the Belarus presidential elections held in August. Further support to facilitate SMEs access to finance, worth €6 million, is under preparation.
For more information on financial cooperation, please visit the Belarus Page of DG NEAR (European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations).
For information on individual programmes and projects, please visit euprojects.by.