EU financing instruments

The EU external assistance instruments for 2014-2020 are based on four main strategic principles derived from the Treaty of Lisbon on the establishment and functioning of the EU, the "Europe 2020" strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, as well as on the basis of the new Multiannual financial framework document for 2014-2020. 

The EU focuses its work with its external partners on four policy priorities: enlargement, neighbourhood, cooperation with strategic partners and development cooperation. 

The EU uses financial instruments for external relations to support the implementation of 8 these external policies. 

The total amount agreed for this external relations package over the period 2014-2020 is:

* Not applicable to Belarus 

The EU Financing Instruments 2014 – 2020 are presented below.