Drawing on our experience from the ground with preparation, implementation and monitoring of many key aspects of the ENP, the ENP guide aims to give civil society and non-governmental organisations the tools and knowledge to get involved in the ENP process and to make sure the money invested under the Policy benefits people in the region and does not do social, environmental and economic harm.
Introduced in 2003, the ENP “seeks to contribute to stability and good governance in the EU’s immediate neighbourhood and to promote a ring of well-governed countries to the East and South of the EU with whom the EU can enjoy close and cooperative relations”.
One of our interests in following more closely the ENP, and also you could say for developing this guide, has to do with the fact that the main EU funding arm closely related to the ENP, the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI), is now used extensively in collaboration with international financial institutions like the European Investment Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to finance different kinds of technical and project feasibility studies. In a sense then, the ENPI is involved in drafting the blueprints for how public finance will be deployed in countries from Ukraine and Georgia to Egypt and Tunisia.
Find out more about the workings of the ENP, ENPI and others at our new ENP guide.
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