The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) was developed in the context of the European (EU)'s enlargement from 15 to 27 member states (2004 and 2007). Its overall aim is to avoid the emergence of dividing lines between the EU and its new neighbouring countries by supporting their development and strengthening their stability, security and prosperity. The ENP is funded by the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument. Within the ENP, there is a special focus on cross border co-operation (CBC) to facilitate regional development based on the principle that these are regions defined around a border rather than divided by a border.
There are 13 ENPI CBC programmes involving 20 Member states (of which 17 are actively involved), 17 Partner Countries (of which 12 are actively involved) and Turkey. Eligible applicants include local and regional authorities, civil society bodies, NGO's, chambers of commerce, representative bodies from the academic and educational community and other eligible actors based within the geographical eligibility of the programme and important for the realisation of the objectives of the individual programme. A proper involvement of national authorities will be necessary in all programme development stages and, when this is necessary, in project implementation.
Programmes cover the period 2007-2013.
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