Technical and financial assistance to the EU enlargement countries, including Kosovo, is currently provided through the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) 2007 – 2013. This instrument will expire at the end of 2013. With a view to future accessions, the EU will continue to offer candidate countries and potential candidates’ technical and financial assistance to assist their transition reforms and develop sustainably. As a result the European Commission is in the process to propose a regulation, for the approval from the Council and the Parliament, for the second phase of Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance for years 2014 – 2020. For more about the role of civil society in the programming of EU financial aid for Kosovo and final written contributions, KCSF has prepared the commentary on “Role of Civil Society in Programming EU Financial Assistance for Kosovo: Emphasis on Country Strategy Paper (CSP) within IPAII 2014 – 2020”, which you can downloaded here.