The Eastern Partnership aims to strengthen relations between the EU and its six Eastern neighbours: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
Cooperation with the Southern Neighbourhood includes ten partner countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine*, Syria and Tunisia.
Cross Border Cooperation supports sustainable development along the EU’s external borders, helps to reduce differences in living standards and address common challenges.
To complement bilateral and regional cooperation programmes, neighbourhood-wide cooperation programmes have also been established, since some aid activities can be managed more efficiently and flexibly at interregional level.
- 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
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.