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European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations

Multi-beneficiary and horizontal programmes

European Commission - Enlargement - Multi-beneficiary and horizontal programmes

Multi-beneficiary programmes under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA)* provide EU financial aid for projects that require collaboration between several beneficiaries (such as regional structures, networks of experts or civil servants) or to tackle issues of a cross-border nature. The assistance includes:

  • Cooperation with international financial institutions
  • Civil society dialogue and development
  • Education actions
  • Actions to help beneficiaries meet the requirements for EU membership and align their standards with the EU

Multi-beneficiary programmes complement individual national programmes* by focusing on regional aspects and helping countries to learn from each other's experience.
For more details, see the following sections on our website: