EU contribution EUR 33.5 million
The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) review conducted in 2015 set out a new framework for building more effective partnerships between the EU and its neighbours. Stabilisation was considered a top priority, as well as strengthening the EU's relations with its neighbours, while offering more differentiation and flexibility. The 2017 Report on the Implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy review reiterates the importance of close working relations between the EU and its neighbours.
The purpose of the programme is to contribute to the deepening of political, economic and trade relations between the EU and Georgia, raise awareness about EU support to Georgia and enhance mobility of persons between the EU and Georgia. The main areas of support are strategic communication; complementary assistance to the Government and Parliament; and support to the Georgian Higher Education System, Science and Research.
The specific objectives are to improve communication about the benefits of approximation to the European Union by the Delegation and the Georgian Government; to raise capacity of and provide assistance to Georgian institutions in implementation of the Association Agenda and other joint EU-GE documents; and to foster Georgian participation in Erasmus+ programme.