Official title of the project

Technical Assistance for Development of a national Environmental Approximation Strategy (EAS project) - (EuropeAid/127462/C/SER/RS)

Sectors

Project information

Region / City
Cities
Serbia
Total budget of programme / project

1970200

Implementation period
2099. Dec - 2011. Nov
Expected results
  1. Environmental Approximation Strategy (EAS) for the EU acquis, including calculating the costs and benefits of compliance is designed and ready for adoption;
  2. EAS in certain priority sectors, including transposition and implementation of EU legal acts, proposal for multiannual investment and compliance programmes and the design of new financial instruments is ready for implementation;
  3. The institutional framework, procedures, public participation and administrative capacity for the approximation of the EU environmental acquis and to fulfil its obligations under the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) and National Programme for Integration with the European Union (NPI) are established and implemented.
Beneficiary

Ministry of Environment, Mining and Spatial Planning (MEMSP), www.ekoplan.gov.rs

Partners

EPTISA Servicios de Ingenieria S.L. and PM Group Ltd

Summary of the project

The EAS project is an environment project, funded by the European Union. The main task of the project is to develop an Environmental Approximation Strategy (EAS) that includes an estimation of the costs and the benefits of compliance with the EU environmental acquis. Support is also given to the Serbian Government in the implementation of the EAS, assisting the Ministry of Environment, Mining, and Spatial Planning in strengthening its institutional framework, procedures and administrative capacity for the approximation to the EU acquis. The work includes promoting strengthened public participation.

Programme/Project objectives

The overall objective of the project is to provide support to the Government of Serbia to achieve the goals of accession to the European Union and improvement of the environment by assisting in the approximation of Serbian legislation with the EU environmental acquis.

Specific objectives

The project purposes are:

  • To support the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning (MESP) in developing an Environmental Approximation Strategy (EAS) that includes an estimation of the costs and the benefits of compliance;
  • Support the Serbian Government in the implementation of the EAS in certain priority sectors, including transposition and implementation of legal acts, proposals for multi-annual investment and compliance programmes, and the design of new financial instruments;
  • Assist the MEMSP in strengthening its institutional framework, procedures, public participation and administrative capacity for the approximation to the EU environmental acquis and fulfilling its obligations under the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) and National Programme for Integration with the European Union (NPI).