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Programme: IPA Sectoral Programme Serbia

IPA Sectoral Programme 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
Thematic Focus Employment, Education, Energy, Innovation, Justice, Capacity Building, Climate, Agriculture and Forestry, Rural Development, Human Rights, Social affairs, Transport, Environment & biodiversity, Competitiveness
EU Macro-Regions
Danube Region, Adriatic and Ionian Region
Funding area Serbia / Сpбија
Origin of Applicant Serbia / Сpбија
Project Partner No
Eligible applicants Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, National Government
Applicant details


Type of Funding Grant
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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