Actions

Eastern partnership
coordination

Eastern partnership

This joint initiative between the European Union and its 6 eastern neighbours Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine aims to deepen and strengthen relations.

Southern neighbourhood
coordination

Southern neighbourhood

EU cooperation with 10 southern neighbours: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine*, Syria and Tunisia.

Cooperation with countries along the EU's external borders
coordination

Cooperation with countries along the EU's external borders

Cross-border cooperation supports sustainable development along land borders or sea crossings that are shared between an EU country and non‑EU neighbour.

Neighbourhood-wide cooperation
coordination

Neighbourhood-wide cooperation

Some cooperation programmes are undertaken with all European neighbourhood partner countries as a group rather than bilaterally or regionally.

Objectives

  • stabilising neighbouring countries through economic development, employability and youth, transport and energy connectivity, migration, mobility and security
  • promoting key EU interests of good governance, democracy, rule of law and human rights
  • facilitating cooperation at regional level: Eastern Partnership, Union for the Mediterranean

Context

The European neighbourhood policy offers a framework for more effective and stronger partnerships with the EU's eastern and southern neighbours, based on common interests and action on both sides. 

The EU promotes stability and fosters cooperation with the countries concerned by providing financial support through the European Neighbourhood Instrument.

Documents