The Programme Strategy was adopted following the socio-economic analysis carried out at the request of the Managing Authority, in which the common national and regional priorities of the participating countries and their regions were identified. It is also based on the experience from the current programming period. The Programme Strategy takes also into account the opinions of the various stakeholders on the common needs and challenges the Programme area is facing. It finally reflects the decisions taken by the JPC in order to focus on the thematic areas in which the participating countries can address common problems and deal with the joint assets.
The overall aim of the Programme is to support cross-border development processes in the borderland of Poland, Belarus and Ukraine. The Programme Strategy responds to the national and regional strategies for socio-economic development which shall be implemented by the strategic objectives of the Programme. The Programming document for EU support to ENI Cross-Border Cooperation (2014-2020) sets out three ENI CBC strategic objectives for CBC activities:
The Programming document for EU support to ENI Cross-Border Cooperation (2014-2020) also lists 10 Thematic Objectives (TO) out of which participating countries can select four for CBC activities.