European Commission

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The European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) launched by the European Commission in 2007– is the main financial mechanism through which assistance is given to the European Neighbourhood Policy Partner Countries, as well as Russia. It is the cooperation instrument through which decisions taken on a political level are turned into actions on the ground. One of the programs implemented under ENPI is “The Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Program 2007-2013”. It aims to contribute to: “a stronger and sustainable economic and social development of the regions of the Black Sea Basin”.

The program´s three specific objectives are:

  • Promoting economic and social development in the border areas
  • Working together to address common challenges
  • Promoting local, people-to-people cooperation

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