Overall pre accession support. To back the above measures, the EU has committed to
providing financial and technical support to the
candidate and potential candidate countries from the
Western Balkans, so far mainly through the Instrument
for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) and its 2014 successor,
IPA II, but recently also through additional funds. Made or planned investments in migration-related activities (see box) have been dedicated to projects for introducing integrated border management, upgrading reception centres, reforming national asylum systems,
strengthening institutions for achieving effective
migration anagement and countering the traffic of human beings.