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Call: IPA Serbia

Type of Fund Structural Fund
Description of programme
"IPA Sectoral Programme Serbia"

The Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II) is the main financial instrument to provide EU support to the beneficiaries in implementing reforms with a view to EU membership.

The priority sectors in Serbia for funding in this period are:

  • Democracy & governance
More professional, depoliticised and accountable administration; public financial management reform; normalisation of the relations with Kosovo; stronger administrative capacity for EU funds management; legislative alignment and institution-building;

  • Rule of law & fundamental rights

Independent, impartial and more professional judiciary; fight against corruption and organised crime; integrated border management; fundamental rights, respect of minorities and freedom of expression; improved asylum processing and management

  • Environment & climate action

Alignment with the environment and climate acquis; stronger institutional framework at central and local levels; better treatment of waste and water; improved air quality;

  • Transport

Harmonisation with transport acquis; better infrastructure and regional connectivity; increased intermodal transport and better navigation conditions in inland waterways;

  • Energy

Alignment with EU energy acquis; increased energy efficiency and use of renewables; improved security of supply in electricity and gas sectors;

  • Competitiveness & innovation

Supporting business competitiveness; structural reforms; better research and innovation; closing of digital gap; improve SME access to finance;

  • Education, employment and social policies

Harmonisation of legislation with EU acquis; Improved the quality of educational provisions; enhanced social inclusion; active labour market policies;

  •  Agriculture & rural development

More competitive farming and food sector; application of food safety standards; better quality of life in rural areas;

Link Link to Programme
IPA Serbia
Description of call
"IPA Serbia"

The programme is managed by the Commission and the Government of Serbia. For more information regarding the individual calls/measures, please contact the National Contact Point, see below.

Link Link to Call
Thematic Focus Employment, Education, Energy, Innovation, Justice, Capacity Building, Climate, Agriculture and Forestry, Rural Development, Human Rights, Social affairs, Transport, Environment & biodiversity, Competitiveness
Funding area Serbia / Сpбија
Origin of Applicant Serbia / Сpбија
Eligible applicants Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, National Government
Recurring Call No
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details Funding allocation 2014–20: €1.5 billion
Contact Details

Jadranka Joksimović
National IPA Coordinator Minister
Government of the Republic of Serbia
Nemanjina 11
11000 Beograd
Tel: +381-11-36.17.580/593
Fax: +381-11-3617597

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