The Dutch contribution to the European Neighbourhood Policy 2011-2017 – Policy evaluation

The ENP is the EU’s main policy framework guiding the relations between the Union and sixteen of its neighbouring countries in Eastern Europe, the Southern Caucasus and the Middle-East and North Africa. As such, it is a crucial part of the Union’s foreign policy, by means of which the Union pursues its interests and promotes its values.

Like other member states, the Netherlands has various opportunities available to provide input into the different phases of the policy-making process, including agenda setting, policy formulation and implementation.

In this policy review, IOB examines the Dutch contribution to the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), and the extent to which this contribution has benefitted the ENP’s effectiveness and coherence.