2014 - 2020 ENI CBC Programmes

2014 – 2020 ENI CBC Programmes

The European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) Cross-border Cooperation (CBC) programmes cover the regions on both sides of the EU external borders that directly share a land or maritime border. It covers western regions of Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine, the whole country of Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and northern and western regions of Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine and Syria, which border the EU Member States. Turkey also has the possibility to take part, drawing on its funds from the Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA). The specific eligible areas of the ENI CBC programme share listed below.

The 2007-2013 CBC exercise that operated under the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) will soon be completed (projects will finish by the end of 2015 and programmes will be closed by the end of 2017). The list of the 2007-2013 CBC programmes is presented below.

The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) was updated in 2011 including the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI), adopted in 2014, for the period 2014 - 20. The specific CBC policy and legal framework was revised:

- The strategic framework for EU support to cross-border cooperation on the external borders of the European Union (in the so-called the CBC Programming document[1]) was updated and 17 operational programmes were identified for the period 2014-2020 (see table bellow).

- The legal framework for the implementation of CBC programmes was also updated and new CBC Implementing Rules[2] have been drafted to further align the ENI CBC with the European Territorial Cooperation rules.

ENI CBC Programmes for 2014 – 2020[3]

Land Borders and Sea Crossing Programmes

Programme/ websiteEligible Territorial Units (NUTS 3 or equivalent)

Kolarctic /Nord

http://www.kolarcticenpi.info/en

Finland: Lappi

Sweden: Norrbotten

Norway: Finnmark, Troms, Nordland

Russia: MurmanskOblast, Archangelsk Oblast, Nenets Okrug

Karelia/Russia

http://www.kareliaenpi.eu/en

Finland: Kainuu, Pohjois-Pohjanmaa (Northern Ostrobothnia), Pohjois-Karjala (North Karelia)

Russia: Republic of Karelia

SE Finland/Russia

http://www.southeastfinrusnpi.fi

Finland: Etelä-Karjala (South Karelia), Kymenlaakso, Etelä Savo (South Savo)

Russia: Leningrad Oblast, St Petersburg

Estonia /Russia

Website - n/a

Estonia: Kirde-Eesti, Lõuna-Eesti, Kesk-Eesti

Russia: Leningrad and Pskov Oblasts, St Petersburg

Latvia/Russia

Website - n/a

Latvia: Latgale, Vidzeme Regions

Russia: Pskov Oblast

Latvia/Lithuania/

Belarus

http://www.enpi-cbc.eu

Latvia: Latgale Region

Lithuania: Utenos, Vilniaus and Alytaus Apskritys

Belarus: Hrodna and Vitebsk Oblasts

Lithuania/ Russia

Website - n/a

Lithuania: Marijampolės, Tauragės and Klaipėdos Apskritys

Russia: Kaliningrad Oblast

Poland/Russia

Website - n/a

Poland: Trójmiejski, Gdański, Elbląski, Olsztyński, Ełcki, Suwalski, Starogardzki

Russia: Kaliningrad Oblast

Poland/Belarus/Ukraine

http://www.pl-by-ua.eu

Poland: Suwalski, Białostocki, Ostrolęcko-Siedlecki, Bialski, łomżyński, Chełmsko-Zamojski, Przemyski, Krośnieński.

Belarus: Hrodna and Brest oblasts

Ukraine: Volynska, Lvivska and Zakarpatska Oblasts

Hungary/Slovakia/

Romania/Ukraine

http://www.huskroua-cbc.net

Hungary: Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg

Slovakia: Prešovský kraj, Košický kraj

Romania: Maramures, Satu Mare

Ukraine: Zakarpatska, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblasts

Romania/Ukraine

Website - n/a

Romania: Satu Mare, Maramureş, Botosani, Suceava, Tulcea

Ukraine: Ivano-Frankivsk, Zakarpatska, Chernivtsi, Odesska Oblasts

Romania/Moldova

Website - n/a

Romania: Botosani, Iasi, Vaslui, Galati

Moldova: the whole country

Italy/Tunisia

http://www.italietunisie.eu/

Italy: Trapani, Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Ragusa, Siracusa

Tunisia: Sfax, Mahdia, Monastir, Sousse, Nabeul, Bizerte, Tunis, Ariana, Ben Arous


Sea-Basin Programmes

ProgrammeEligible Territorial Units

Baltic Sea Programme

http://www.eu.baltic.net

Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland: the whole of the country

Germany: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schleswig-Holstein, Brandenburg, Lüneburg, Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen

Russia: Murmansk oblast, Republic of Karelia, City of St Petersburg, Leningrad, Pskov, Kaliningrad, Vologda, Novgrorod Oblasts, Archangelsk Oblast, Nenets Okrug, Republic of Komi,

Belarus: the whole of the country

Norway: the whole of the country

Black Sea Programme

http://www.blacksea-cbc.net

Romania: Sud-Est

Bulgaria: Severoiztochen, Yugoiztochen

Greece: Kentriki Makedonia, Anatoliki Makedonia Thraki

Turkey: TR10 (İstanbul), TR21 (Tekirdağ, Edirne, Kırklareli), TR42 (Kocaeli, Sakarya, Düzce, Bolu, Yalova), TR81 (Zonguldak, Karabük, Bartın), TR82 (Kastamonu, Çankırı, Sinop), TR83 (Samsun, Tokat, Çorum, Amasya) and TR90 (Trabzon, Ordu, Giresun, Rize, Artvin, Gümüşhane)

Russia: Rostov Oblast, Krasnodar Krai, Adygea republic

Ukraine[4]: Odessa, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Sevastopol, Zaporosh’ye and Donetsk Oblasts, Crimea Republic, Sevastopol

Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan: the whole country

Mediterranean Programme

http://www.enpicbcmed.eu

Spain: Andalucia, Catalunia, Comunidad Valenciana, Murcia, Islas Baleares, Ceuta, Melilla

United Kingdom: Gibraltar

Portugal: Algarve

France: Corse, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Italy: Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Lazio, Liguria, Puglia, Sardegna, Sicilia, Toscana

Malta: the whole country

Greece: Anatoliki Makedonia - Thraki, Kentriki Makedonia, Thessalia, Ipeiros, Ionia Nisia, Dytiki Ellada, Sterea Ellada, Peloponnisos, Attiki, Voreio Aigaio, Notio Aigaio, Kriti

Cyprus: the whole country

Turkey: TR21 (Tekirdağ, Edirne, Kırklareli), TR22 (Balikesir, Çanakkale), TR31 (İzmir), TR32 (Aydın, Denizli Muğla), TR61 (Antalya, Isparta, Burdur), TR62 (Adana,Mersin), TR63 (Hatay, Kahramanmaraş, Osmaniye)

Morocco: Oriental, Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate, Tanger-Tetouan

Algeria: Tlemcen, Ain Temouchent, Oran, Mostaganem, Chlef, Tipaza, Alger, Boumerdes, Tizi Ouzou, Bejaia, Jijel, Skika, Annaba, El Tarf

Tunisia: Madanin, Qabis, Safaqis, Al Mahdiyah, Al Munastir, Susah, Nabeul, Bin Arous, Tunis, Al Arianah, Banzart, Bajah, Juridubah

Libya: Nuquat Al Kharms, Al Zawia, Al Aziziyah, Tarabulus, Tarunah, Al Khons, Zeleitin, Misurata, Sawfajin, Surt, Ajdabiya, Banghazi, Al Fatah, Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Damah, Tubruq

Egypt: Marsa Matruh, Al Iskandanyah, Al Buhayrah, Kafr ash Shaykh, Ad Daqahliyah, Dumyat, Ash Sharquiyah, Al Isma’iliyah, Bur Sa’id

Jordan: Irbid, Al-Balga, Madaba, Al-Karak, Al- Trafila, Al-Aqaba

Palestine, Israel and Lebanon: the whole of the country

Syria[5]: AlLadhiqiyan, Tartus

Mid Atlantic Programme

Website – n/a

Spain: Andalucia, Islas Canarias

United Kingdom: Gibraltar

Portugal: Algarve, Alentejo, Madeira

Morocco: (including territories under Moroccan jurisdiction or

administration)[6] Tanger-Tetouan, Gharb-Chrarda-Beni Hssen, Raba-Sale-Zammour-Zaer, Casablanca, Chaouia-Ouardigha, Doukkala-Abda, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, Souss-Massa Draa, Guelmim, Laayoune-Boujdour-Sakia-El Hamra


[1] Adopted on 8 October 2014 and available on https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/regions/eu-neighbourhood-region-and-russia/eu-support-border-cooperation-eu-neighbourhood-and-russia_en:

[2] Commission Implementing Decision (EU) N°897/2014 of 18 August 2014 laying down specific provisions for the implementation of cross-border cooperation programmes financed under Regulation (EU) N° 232/2014 of the European Parliament and the Council establishing a European Neighbourhood Instrument

[3] Please note that all ENI CBC Programmes will be approved by the end of 2015. Now they are in process of finalization with respected governments

[4] The general EU restrictions on cooperation in regions that are illegally occupied by Russia are also applicable to CBC. Therefore, the regions of Sevastopol and the Crimea Republic are not currently eligible.

[5] The current suspension of cooperation with Syria also applies to CBC.

[6] On the basis of consultation with its Legal Service, the Commission deems that the regions in question might benefit from the co-operation provided that it is made clear in writing that this does not imply recognition by the EU of the Moroccan claims over the territory of Western Sahara and that projects shall benefit the local population of the region concerned. Moreover, these qualifications should be accepted by the Moroccan side.