The purpose of the ENPI CBC programmes is to support cross border co-operation projects focusing on 4 general objectives (economic development, secure borders, common challenges and people to people contact) between the Member States and the partner countries along the external borders of the European Union.
Innovation of ENPI CBC: seven-year programming period, single budget, common legal framework, common implementation rules on both sides of the border (Member State / Partner Country)
13 ENPI CBC programmes are operational (15 foreseen in the Strategy Paper)
11 ENPI CBC programmes are implemented on the Eastern border
EU financial allocation of approximately € 1 billion for the period 2007 – 2013 (ENPI+ERDF)
Budget mainly spent through calls for proposals and to a certain extent through direct award for large scale infrastructure projects (LSPs): up to 30% of the budget in 9 programmes.