The revised European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) placed the stability of EU neighbourhood in the centre of the policy. A year later the EU Global Security Strategy highlighted the need to strengthen the resilience of Eastern Neighbours. In the framework of the 20 Deliverables-2020 the EU has proposed to each partner options for strengthening trade relations that reflect mutual interests. More focus on better transport links, energy interconnection, education, civil protection, youth employment and innovation open up new opportunities for economic development and enable closer ties between the EU and each partner country.
As we approach the year 2020, has the partnership contributed individual partner’s resilience to shocks and instability? What are the instruments at EU’s disposal to continue strengthening the partners’ resilience as a strategic goal of the Union?