2010 Annual report on financial assistance for enlargement (IPA, PHARE, CARDS, Turkey pre-accession instrument, transition facility). Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council and the Economic and Social Committee.
This report covers the main strategic and operational developments that occurred in 2010 regarding implementation of pre-accession assistance, including considerations on future perspectives. Details of the activities undertaken during the reporting period can be found in the technical staff working paper accompanying this report1. For the first time this year, the latter covers in one single document both IPA2and the preceding instruments for pre-accession and for the Western Balkans (i.e. PHARE, CARDS, Turkey Pre-accession Instrument and the Transition Facility)3. Falling at the mid-point of the 2007-2013 financial perspectives, the 2010 Annual Report is an opportunity to look back at past successes and lessons learned and to look forward to the future. This part of the report briefly sets out the political and economic context in which EU-funded activities took place. It covers key events in the year and progress made to improve strategic planning and programming documents. It provides summary reports on project implementation and results as well as on donor coordination. Priorities for improving the impact of IPA funds are presented. Analysis of past experience, provided by evaluations and conclusions from the IPA 2010 Conference, are used to draw recommendations for further improving the impact of IPA funds up to and beyond 2013.
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DescriptionRelated document: SEC (2011) 1198 final.
COM (2011) 647 final