- Pre Accession Instrument will cover the candidate countries
(Turkey and Croatia) and the potential candidate countries (the Western
Balkans). It replaces existing instruments PHARE, ISPA, SAPARD, CARDS as well
as a number of other regulations.
- The European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument will
cover third countries participating in the European Neighbourhood Policy i.e.
the countries of the South and Eastern Mediterranean, Ukraine, Moldova and
Belarus, and the countries of the southern Caucasus, thus replacing MEDA and
part of TACIS. This instrument will also support the EU's strategic partnership
with Russia. A specific and innovative feature of the instrument is its
cross-border co-operation component; it brings together regions of Member
States with neighbouring countries sharing a common border.
- The Development Co-operation and Economic Co-operation
Instrument will cover all countries territories and regions that are not
eligible for assistance under either the Pre-Accession instrument or the
European Neighbourhood and Partnership instrument (replacing ALA, EDF
- The Instrument for Stability is a new instrument to tackle
crises and instability in third countries and address trans-border challenges
including nuclear safety and non-proliferation, the fight against trafficking,
organised crime and terrorism.