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1 Director Dr. Marcus CORNARO European Commission Europe, Southern Mediterranean, Middle East and Neighbourhood Policy Serbia (Belgrade), 27th September 2010 ENPI programmes and the EU Strategy for the Danube Region

2 The European Neighbourhood Only MD and UA concerned by EUSDR

3 Building on existing frameworks Existing agreements (Association Agreements, Partnership and Co-operation Agreements, EuroMediterranean Partnership- Union for the Mediterranean and Eastern Partnership) Established instruments (Association and Co-operation Councils, Committees, sub-Committees) Bringing lessons learned e.g. prioritisation & sequencing

4 Areas of cooperation Dialogue and Reform Legislative approximation Institution building Grants for infrastructure Dialogue and Reform Legislative approximation Institution building Grants for infrastructure Objectives: Equitable social and economic development Protection of human rights and freedoms Rule of law and good governance Contribution to MDG Objectives: Equitable social and economic development Protection of human rights and freedoms Rule of law and good governance Contribution to MDG Sectors: energy; telecommunications; transport; Justice, Freedom, Security environment; higher education Sectors: energy; telecommunications; transport; Justice, Freedom, Security environment; higher education

5 Programmes in the Neighbourhood Bilateral cooperation: –Reinforced with partnership countries –Development co-operation with others –Nuclear safety instruments Regional Programmes East and South –Programmes in East and South sub-regions –Joint programmes in East and South –Thematic programmes Interregional Instruments: –Cross Border Co-operation –Neighbourhood Investment Facility –Twinning, TAIEX and Sigma

6 EU Political Strategy for the Eastern Region Eastern Partnership (EP) Adopted in EU Council in June 2008 and launched at the EU summit on 7th May 2009 in Prague; AIM: Deepening bilateral co-operation, an offer of more profound integration with the EU for all eastern partners. Creating a permanent formula for multilateral co- operation complementary to the existing regional co- operation schemes Black Sea Synergy and Northern Dimension. Thematic platforms: democracy governance and stability, contacts between people, energy security, economic integration and convergence with EU policies

7 EP - Comprehensive Institution Building Programme (CIB) To assist EP countries meeting their commitments stemming from the current and future agreements (ENP AP, AA, DCFTA); To « upgrade » Institutional Capacity of Partner countries Institutions central in the implementation of AA and DCFTA; To ensure targeted Institutions are « fully » able to assume their obligations from the new agreement. EU Political Strategy for the Eastern Region (II)

8 ENPI Budget for total period Total ENPI: 12 bio , (ca. 32% above TACIS and MEDA average) The revised strategies for include: 1.5 billion East 2 billion South 540 M Palestine *annual progr 252 M CBC 758 M Interregional In addition: 150 M Iraq, Yemen (tbc) 143 M Nuclear safety ( ) 12.4 billion European Investment Bank ( ) Thematic budget lines, and Instrument for stability

9 Framework Contracts for targeted Technical Assistance Exemple of Ukraine: On-going FwC "Support to Ukraine to implement the Danube and Ramsar Conventions" (196,700 EUR) Objective: to provide support to Ukraine in its efforts to comply with its obligations under the Danube Convention and the Ramsar Convention. Following areas supported: - Capacity building of Ukrainian experts in ICPDRs expert and task groups - Preparation of Integrated Tisza River Basin Management Plan - Development of national Program of Measures for Danube river sub-basins - Preparation to Ukrainian presidency in ICPDR Reinforcement of public participating in Danube basin management planning. Possible ENPI funding for EUSDR – Bilateral cooperation

10 Economic development sector: - East-Invest - TAM/BAS Transport sector: - TRACECA Energy sector: - INOGATE - Covenant of Mayors Possible ENPI funding for EUSDR – Regional Programmes (I)

11 Environmental sector: - Improving management and protection of natural resources - Black Sea Environmental Partnership - CIUDAD Border Management: - EUBAM - Integrated border management Possible ENPI funding for EUSDR – Regional Programmes (II)

12 Cross Border Cooperation The following two CBC programmes fall geographically under the Danube Strategy: Hungary - Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine (total allocation: EUR million) -Romania-Ukraine-Republic of Moldova Programme: Ttotal allocation: EUR million How to apply: Via calls launched by the programmes directly or via so-called large scale projects (see website for more info and contact the Programme directly) Possible ENPI funding for EUSDR – Interregional Programmes (CBC)

13 Neighbourhood Investment Facility Mobilise grant resources (EU Budget + MS) to leverage loans from European Financial Institutions for infrastructure projects. Finance larger operations to bring greater visibility for the European dimension of external cooperation. Sectors: transport, energy, environment, water and sanitation, social sectors, support to private sector So far : 35 projects supported for total NIF contribution of 260 M (for >4.7 billion of loans and >9 billion of total cost of investments); From which NIF contributed with 33 M to projects in MD and 22 M in UA. How to apply: The European Lead Financial Institution submits proposals to NIF Board Possible ENPI funding for EUSDR – Interregional Programmes (NIF)

14 Given its structure, the ENPI not suited as main source of funding However, selected support could be provided from the following programmes: -Bilateral TA (Framework contracts) -Regional Programmes -Cross Border Cooperation -Neighbourhood Investment Facility Conclusions


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