Main starting points of EU legislation for implementation and budgeting of Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) are Multi-Annual Indicative Planning Documents (MIPD) and Multi-Annual Indicative Financial Frameworks (MIFF) with a relevance for certain programming period, such as 2007-2013, 2014-2020 and 2021-2027.

These regulations are strategic documents for IPA and set the goals and ceilings for the EU’s expenditures – as a whole and for key areas. They also cover the use of the so-called “special instruments” which are designed to allow the EU to react to unforeseen needs and changing circumstances. 

Other relevant legislative and programme documents related to implementation for certain programming period are presented in sub-pages under this part Legislation.