Wider Europe Initiative – Finland’s Development Cooperation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, 2014–2017
Finland’s bilateral development cooperation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia covers the following 11 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Their combined populations total approximately 139 million people.
The 2014–2017 budget for the development cooperation programme in Eastern Europe and Central Asia is approximately 40 MEUR.
Cooperation builds on the results of previous years, the 2012 Development Policy Programme and Guidelines for Finland’s Policy on the Eastern Partners of the EU and on Central Asia.