'The ENP has been launched in 2003 and developed throughout 2004, with the objective of avoiding the emergence of new dividing lines between the enlarged EU and its neighbours and instead strengthening the prosperity, stability and security of all.
It is based on the values of democracy, rule of law and respect of human rights.
The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) governs the EU's relations with 16 of the EU's closest Eastern and Southern Neighbours. To the South: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine*, Syria and Tunisia and to the East: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Russia takes part in Cross-Border Cooperation activities under the ENP and is not a part of the ENP as such. '
'The European Union dedicates around 10% of its budget to external action.
They provide funding in the form of grants, contracts, and budget support to our partner countries.
They also work hand-in-hand with international organisations, private bodies and EU member countries to increase the impact of our support.'
Green Alliances and Partnerships
Sustainable growth and Jobs
Migration and forced displacement
Human development, Peace and governance
Democracy and human rights
Education and skills
Nutrition and food security
Peaceful and inclusive societies
Sustainable economic growth
A new synchrotron particle accelerator for the MENA is under construction in Jordan; the Synchrotron light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME). It will enable research in multiple scientific fields of physics, chemistry, biology, archaeology, medical sciences, and technological innovation. It is funded by a regional multinational team with support from the EU and CERN under the auspices of UNESCO.
SESAME call for proposals