Publication literature review on the effectiveness and coherence of the European Neighbourhood Policy

IOB has, in the framework of its policy evaluation ‘The Netherlands and the European Neighbourhood Policy’, commissioned a review of the recent literature (2011-2016) with regard to the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). This review was conducted by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels.

The literature review discusses the factors provided in the literature for explaining the level of effectiveness of the ENP, such as conditionality, the values vs interests dilemma and the role played by third countries. In addition, the study deals with the issue of coherence, e.g. between the EU and its member states or between the EU institutions. Finally, the study assesses the latest review of the ENP (November 2015), based on the insights derived from the literature.

You can download the literature review here.

More information on the IOB policy evaluation, which will be published in the second half of 2017, can be found here.

On 8 March, IOB and CEPS organise a public lunch event, where the study will be presented and discussed. More information about this event can be found here.