The EU cooperates with Belarus in the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy.

EU assistance to Belarus takes mainly the form of country Action Programmes funded every year under the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI). Belarus benefits also from regional and multi-country Action Programmes funded under the ENI.

Engagement with civil society is a prominent feature of EU cooperation in Belarus across all sectors.NGOs and other civil society organisations can benefit from various EU thematic programmes – notably the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) and Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities.

Belarus participates in several regional projects funded by the EU, primarily in the fields of border management, environment, energy and transport. Higher education and vocational training is another important sphere of regional cooperation implemented mostly via Erasmus+. Programs of cross-border cooperation (Poland-Belarus-UkraineLatvia-Lithuania-Belarus) are important for regional cooperation on the local level.

Source: web-site of DG NEAR


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