Twinning: 20th birthday of this European instrument

February 7, 2018

Hat: Twinning: 20th birthday of this European instrument

Funding Scheme: 2018-02-07

Pgm2014 2020: Yes


20 years ago was born one of the most used neighborhood instruments and considered useful to bring closer the States bordering the European Union. Indeed, the Twinning instrument has seen the birth of 2700 projects since its creation.


Twinning is a unique form of long-term cooperation between EU countries’ public administrations and their counterparts in candidate and potential candidate countries for EU membership as well as in the EU’s Neighbourhood region. Twinning projects encourage public administration reform, support EU values and develop European-based standards and norms. Key to the success of Twinning is the peer-to-peer expertise provided on the ground by civil servants from EU Member States which work hand-in-hand with national administrations in the partner countries

Url description: DG NEAR