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Most assistance provided to the European Neighbourhood region is channelled through bilateral and regional cooperation programmes. However, to complement theses programmes, Neighbourhood-wide cooperation programmes have also been established, since some aid activities can be managed more efficiently and flexibly at interregional level.
An Neighbourhood-wide approach can for instance enhance the visibility of certain actions and lead to more coherent implementation of support mechanisms.
Interegional cooperation is particularly useful for
- bottom-up, small-scale actions where a speedy and flexible response is needed,
- some activities implemented by international organisations,
- programmes that are new to a region, where it is difficult to predict demand or allocate funds between countries.
Neighbourhood-wide cooperation programmes include: