Total Budget: 7,028,242 €
EU contribution: 4,169,995 €
A number of positive results would be achieved and advantages provided though Serbia's participation in EU Programmes, both in terms of financial support, modernization of equipment, knowledge and experience, cooperation with similar institutions that allow for participation in the European research area, and cooperation with companies in Europe.
Republic of Serbia
Citizens, public and private institutions, civil society institutions, universities and non-governmental organizations
In its Communication “Agenda 2000” (July 1997), the European Commission proposed the progressive opening-up to the candidate and potential candidate countries of a broad range of Community programmes, as one of the intermediate objectives of accession. The objective of participation in the programmes is to enable the countries to familiarise themselves with the methods and policies of the European Union.
Serbian participation in Community Programmes represents a major step in meeting the criteria towards EU accession in the fields of science, culture, employment, entrepreneurship and innovation, taxation and custom systems. It represents an important step in familiarising the country and its citizens with the Union’s policies and working methods. Above all, it will improve capacities of numerous stakeholders in managing EU projects and thus aquiring knowledge of EU rules and procedures.
To contribute to the preparation of Serbia's accession and increasing the understanding of European Union policies and underpinning values by institutions and and citizens of Serbia.