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Supporting partners active participation

Cross border and regional cooperation under ENPI CBC offer particular challenges, especially for the non-Member States concerned which have little experience with the joint management and implementation of such programmes. To support the full and active participation of their neighbours and partners in cross border relations, the EU put in place the Regional Capacity Building Initiative (RCBI) project.

RCBI support included:

  • 45 information events for 2325 people on how the programmes can help to address common regional problems
  • 122 workshops for 5487 people on preparing project proposals
  • 29 partner search forums to help 6535 people to find partners on both sides of the EU border
  • 39 project management and implementation workshops for 1552 participants including beneficiaries and partners awarded a grant, auditors performing expenditure verification and programme staff supporting beneficiaries and partners
  • 21 programme management workshops for 432 participants including for Joint Monitoring Committees, Joint Managing Authorities, Joint Technical Secretariats and Branch Offices, National Contact Points and National Info Points
  • E-modules, 6 for project identification and/or development and 30 for project management and implementation, available via the ENPI CBC programme websites
  • Other tools and resources available now for download on the Useful Material page on this website

All RCBI support was delivered in close collaboration with programme structures and counterparts in the Partner Countries and we thank them for the very fruitful and effective collaboration.