10 Dec 2020 - 31 Jul 2021

EU financial assistance available to local and regional authorities in Eastern Partnership countries

The main goal of the study is to update the information on EU funds and programmes to which the subnational authorities from the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries have access. The study will describe the general features of funds in place at the EU and national level and suggest easiest ways of accessing these for the local and regional authorities in EaP countries. Working on the study CASE experts will take the CoR publication of 2018 (done also by CASE experts) as a basis and update its content taking into account financial resources available within the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) for the upcoming financial period (2021-2027). Additionally to the study of 2018, this study will also cover COVID-related financial assistance for economic recovery.

Similarly to the previous publication of 2018, for each of the programmes, the study will offer a general description of programme's priorities, structure, budget and geographical focus, give recent examples of projects successfully funded in an EaP country, and indicate where and how LRAs can apply for funding within the programme concerned.

The study will be published in the form of an updated brochure to be used as a manual/guide for the local and regional authorities in the EaP countries and their associations.

Client: European Committee of the Regions

Leader: CASE