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Capacities programme aim to:

  • support the coherent development of policies;
  • complement the Cooperation programme;
  • contribute to EU policies and initiatives to improve the coherence and impact of Member States policies;
  • find synergies with regional and cohesion policies, the Structural Funds, education and training programmes and the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP).


The Capacities programme operates in seven broad areas: