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In 2023 the High Level Group on Neighbourhood Interdependencies was established to address the urgent need to reform the current pathway of the European neighbourhood policy. This requires going beyond current paradigms, dating from decades ago and different contextual conditions, and actively involving creative thinkers from the public, private and academic sectors.


In today's dynamic geopolitical landscape, the European Union's relationship with its neighbours has become ever more crucial. As the EU navigates regional complexities, the bonds it forges with these countries are vital for regional harmony and for addressing a spectrum of challenges from security to climate change, and promoting transboundary economic growth and welfare for their peoples.


The interdependencies with neighbouring territories, enriched by historic, religious, cultural, economic, social, political, and environmental aspects, should be in future at the heart of the EU's neighbourhood relation management. One size fits all cannot work, nor can more of the same. Variable approaches should be tried. In fact, a game change is needed to ensure a fair, equitable and effective management of interdependencies. 

The following people, from the European and national public sector, from corporations and from academia, gave their time and expertise to the work on Neighbourhood Interdependencies:

Download: HLG Neighbourhood Interdependencies Members List

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