EU boosts regional cooperation and border management in the Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia

Today, the Commission adopted the second part of the 2011 regional action programme for the Eastern Neighbourhood. It will address challenges in a wide range of sectors relevant for the whole region, such as integrated border management, territorial cooperation, youth, climate change and transport.
Actions, among others, to be taken will consist of border management support on the Belarusian-Ukrainian border as well as the Moldavian-Ukrainian border; wider territorial cooperation programmes between border regions of the EU Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries; regional cooperation in the field of youth work;
the fostering of improved climate change policies in the whole neighbourhood area and Russia and the provision of technical support to the beneficiary countries to improve the connection between the Trans-European Transport Network and EU’s Eastern neighbours.
The programme is worth €62.5 million.
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