Related to Component 1: Policy formulation
Related to Component 2: Development management
Ministry of Economy and Regional Development
National Agency for Regional Development, Serbian European Integration Office, National Council for Regional Development, Regional Development Councils
Given major, growing disparities in socio-economic development at both regional and local level in Serbia, fostering balanced regional development has become an important priority for Serbian government. Several actions have already been taken over the last years to stimulate regional development (establish Law on Regional Development and related by-laws, setting up institutions, create new instruments, etc.) As a follow-up to the actions already taken, the RegPol-project will provide assistance in elaborating a consistent framework of policy documents, and developing institutional capacity and management systems and tools for domestic regional policy in Serbia. This framework will be aligned as much as possible with sectoral and regional development strategies, and EU-operational programmes for socio-economic development in Serbia.
The overall objective of the RegPol-project is to assist in the creation of a balanced regional development in Serbia.
The specific purpose of the project is twofold:
Providing assistance in elaborating a consistent framework of Regional Development policy documents, instruments and processes is a key objective of the RegPol-project. The project will support the process of drafting a new National Plan for Regional Development and Development Strategies per NUTS2 region, and also provide assistance in establishing the accompanying Programmes for Funding Development of Regions.