Official title of the project

Strengthening the capacities of the Republic of Serbia for the absorption of EU Rural Development funds in pre-accession period

Sectors

Project information

Region / City
Cities
Serbia
Total budget of programme / project

1999999

Implementation period
2010. Jan - 2012. Jan
Expected results

IPARD Agency (IA) established in line with EU requirements. Managing Authority (MA) established in line with EU requirements. Training Plan elaborated and implemented for the IPARD Agency and Managing Authority.

Beneficiary

Republic of Serbia – Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Forestry and Water Management

Partners

Hungary - Hungarian Agricultural and Rural Development Agency, Austria - Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Agrarmarkt Austria, Germany - German Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, who delegates its part to the Bavarian Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Forestry

Summary of the project

The purpose of the project is to support the sustainable adaptation/harmonization of the Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Forestry and Water Management to the acquis communautaires related to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in order to prepare the Republic of Serbia for the accession to the EU.

Programme/Project objectives

The main goal of the project is to strengthen the institutional capacities of competent bodies within the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Forestry and water Management in order to implement the Rural Development component of the Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPARD)(Council Regulation No 1085/2006 and No 718/2007).

Specific objectives

This project will contribute to the:

  • Setting-up of the Paying Agency (PA) and the Managing Authority (MA) within the MAFWM, in line with EU requirements;
  • Improvement of the IT system;
  • Elaboration and implementation of a training plan focusing on the CAP, IPA, IPARD, etc.;
  • The harmonization of by-laws with EU regulations.