Under the European Commission’s Instrument of Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA), EIGE works with EU candidate countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Türkiye and potential candidate: Kosovo*.

EIGE supports the Western Balkans and Türkiye in their European path to improve gender equality policies and to better monitor gender equality progress.

IPA project activities include:

The IPA project is funded by the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR).

More about EIGE’s cooperation with EU candidate countries and potential candidates

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.