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Call: IPA Romania-Serbia Strategic Projects

Type of Fund Structural Fund
Description of programme
"IPA CBC Romania – Serbia"
This Programme aims to contribute to the development of the border area through improvement of the accessibility to the labor market and promoting employment, environmental protection and tourism. In order to achieve this objective, the Programme focuses on the following Priority Axes (PA):
  • PA1: Employment promotion and basic services strengthening for an inclusive growth,
  • PA2: Environmental protection and risk management,
  • PA3: Sustainable mobility and accessibility,
  • PA4: Attractiveness for sustainable tourism.
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IPA Romania-Serbia Strategic Projects
Description of call
"IPA Romania-Serbia Strategic Projects"

The project proposals must address one of the above mentioned programme's priorities:

  • Priority Axis 1: Employment promotion and basic services strengthening for an inclusive growth,
  • Priority Axis 2: Environmental protection and risk management,
  • Priority Axis 3: Sustainable mobility and accessibility,
  • Priority Axis 4: Attractiveness for sustainable tourism.
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Thematic Focus Employment, Education, History, Health, Equal Rights, Infrastructure, Capacity Building, Art and Culture, Sustainability, Social affairs, Tourism, Transport, Environment & biodiversity, Traffic, Natural ressources
Funding area Romania / România Macroregiunea Patru Sud-Vest Oltenia Mehedinţi
Romania / România Macroregiunea Patru Vest Caraş-Severin
Romania / România Macroregiunea Patru Vest Timiş
Serbia / Сpбија
Origin of Applicant Romania / România Macroregiunea Patru Sud-Vest Oltenia Mehedinţi
Romania / România Macroregiunea Patru Vest Caraş-Severin
Romania / România Macroregiunea Patru Vest Timiş
Serbia / Сpбија
Eligible applicants Education and Training Centres, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Research Institution, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, NGO / NPO, National Government, University, Public Services, Other
Applicant details

In order to be eligible for a grant, applicants must be non-profit making bodies, legally established according to national legislation of the state on whose territory they are located;


Potential beneficiaries are:


  • Regional and local public authorities/ bodies registered and functioning in the eligible area (County Councils, Local Councils/ Municipalities, etc.);
  • National/ provincial/ regional public authorities/ bodies functioning in the eligible area;
  • Other public bodies governed by public law registered and functioning in the eligible area (Prefectures, health care institutions, educational and research institutions);
  • Offices – branches of National/Regional public authorities/ bodies active on the themes of the priority in the eligible area (registered and functioning in the eligible area);
  • Schools and educational institutions functioning in the eligible area;
  • Non – profit bodies and NGOs registered and functioning in the eligible area;
  • Religious organisations, legally established according to the national legislation in force registered and functioning in the eligible area;
  • Chambers of Commerce and Regional Development Agencies functioning in the eligible area and registered in accordance to national law;
  • Museums, cultural, sports, touristic institutions registered and functioning in the eligible area.
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details

All projects must have at least one partner on the other side of the border. The maximum number of partners in one project is 5.

Projects must observe all four cooperation criteria. Joint development, joint implementation criteria, joint financing and joint staffing.

Recurring Call Yes
Project duration min 12 months
Project duration max 60 months
Further info

All strategic projects must have the project duration between 12 - 60 months from the starting date of the project, on condition that the final reimbursement claim is submitted before 31.07.2021.

Type of Funding Grant
Financial details

The IPA funding requested for one project will range between 2 500 000 € and 12 000 000 €.

  • EU funding shall finance 85% of the eligible expenditure;
  • Romanian state budget shall provide an additional 13% to the Romanian public


  • The remaining amount represents own private contribution of Romanian project

partners (2%);

  • For Serbian partners the amount representing own private contribution shall cover 15% of the eligible expenditure to the project.

For projects financed under the priority axis – “Attractiveness for sustainable tourism”, the total budget of an item of infrastructure within a project shall be limited to 5 000 000 €.


The application forms must be submitted before the deadline for submission to the JS’s premises:


Joint Technical Secretariat:
Regional Office for Cross-border Cooperation Timisoara
Proclamatia de la Timisoara Street, no 5, 1st floor, 300054, Timisoara
Tel.: +40.356.426.360
Fax: +40.356.426.361
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