|Author (Corporate)||Cardiff EDC|
Twinning is an instrument set up by the European Union (EU) for institutional cooperation between public administrations of Member States and of beneficiary or partner countries.
This Twinning Instrument was originally designed in 1998 to help candidate countries of the time to acquire the necessary skills and experience to adopt, implement and enforce EU legislation. In 2004, the Instrument was also made available to some of the EU Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood partner countries. Beneficiaries include candidate countries and potential candidates to EU membership (IPA region), as well as countries covered by the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP).
Twinning projects bring together public sector expertise from EU Member States and beneficiary countries with the aim of enhancing peer to peer activities. They must yield concrete mandatory operational results for the beneficiary countries.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Civil Administration, European Neighbourhood Policy [ENP]|
|Keywords||Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance [IPA]
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|