Participation of ENP partners in EU programmes and agencies is a mean to promote reform and modernisation in the EU’s neighbourhood and strengthen administrative and regulatory convergence of partner countries with the EU.
Recently EU programmes were reviewed in the context of preparing the new EU budget, with a view to launching new EU programmes for 2014-2020. A number of these programmes offer the possibility of some form of participation of ENP countries.
In this light, the EEAS and the Directorate General for Development and cooperation organised an information meeting on the participation of ENP partners in the 2014-2020 EU programmes, which was held in Brussels on the 3rd of December 2013.
The meeting gave an overview of the content of the new programmes which are open to some form of participation of ENP countries, and of the conditions for participation. Both programmes which are open to full participation of the ENP countries provided that the country has concluded an enabling Protocol to its agreement with the EU, as well as programmes offering ENP partners the possibility of participation in certain activities without signing such protocol were presented
European Earth Observation Programme
Galileo and EGNOS Programmes
Positioning, Search and Rescue services
Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
Internal Security Fund
Supporting a common visa policy and integrated borders management