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Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II) & Neighbouring Countries

EMSA works to build up the national capacity of European neighbourhood countries, thereby helping to reinforce safety, security and environmental standards in a much broader geographical context than simply at EU level. Through both the SAFEMED IV and Black and Caspian Sea (BCSEA) projects, EMSA offers training courses and workshops, as well as access to tools (e.g. RuleCheck, MaKCs, THETIS-MED) and services (e.g. IMS, CleanSeaNet). Preparation for IMO audits is also provided, as well as support for corrective follow-up. SAFEMED IV beneficiaries include southern Mediterranean countries while BCSEA addresses eastern European neighbourhood countries around the Black and Caspian seas.