Pillar 4 - Strengthening the region

This pillar contributes substantially to achieving the European Cohesion Policy objectives.

Specifically, it contributes to

·     A smarter Europe by supporting institutional capacity building (PA 10).

·     A Europe closer to the citizens by supporting participative governance (PA 10).

Further this pillar is crucial in supporting at least two new strategic objectives of the EUSDR:

·      Stimulating Sustainable Development

·      Enhancing Democracy, sound administration and strong involvement of Civil Society and Youth