Financial Assistance is a major component of EU cooperation with Eastern Partnership countries. Such assistance is provided through an array of instruments, the most important of which is the European Neighborhood Partnership Instrument (ENPI).
Integrated Border Management counts among the flagship initiatives of the Eastern Partnership.Cooperation on border management isfocused on improving security, reducing smuggling andhuman trafficking and facilitating mobility of people acrossnon-EU borders. It is also meant to help partnersapproximate border management rules and adopt best practices in line with EU border management standards. It includes three initiatives: