Do the european neighbourhood policy (enp) and the eastern partnership (eap) work as security community-building instruments in european union (eu)–moldova relations and, if so, how? adopting the view that building an effective security community requires a certain level of integration combined with a certain level of attractiveness, the authors examine the level of moldova’s integration with the eu and domestic support for such integration, using four main indicators: the scope and comprehensiveness of the association, the level of adaption/external europeanization, the level of participation/contribution, and the level of attractiveness of the eu. Enp/eap policies are found to have been relatively successful in stepping up moldova’s political and economic integration into the eu. However, the process of building a security community is not mature yet enough to ‘lock’ moldova into a sustainable path towards european integration.keywordseuropean unionintellectual property righteuropean neighbourhood policyeuropean union marketeuropean union normthese keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.