The EMWIS approach is based on partnership. The principle of subsidiarity*
regarding the partner countries was adopted from the start of the initiative
(Naples, Dec. 1997). This means that each partner country benefiting from a
subsidy must be committed to providing adequate resources for the
development of its national system and the operation of its National Focal
Regional activities (meetings, working groups, defining standards, training, etc.), the International Focal Point and technical assistance to non-EU countries are financed by contracts between the European Economic Interest Group – EMWIS-TU-EEIG – and the European Commission.
* Subsidiarity is the principle which states that matters ought to be handled by the smallest (or, the lowest) competent authority.