Official title of the project

Support to Serbian Participation in Community Programmes

Project information

Provide IPA funds as entry ticket for participation in selected Community Programmes to ensure participation of companies, education institutions, non-governmental organisations, citizens, national administration and other potential applicants in sel
Region / City
Total budget of programme / project

3.5 M€

Implementation period
2008. Dec - 2011. Aug
Expected results

Ensured participation of Serbian citizens, companies, education institutions, nongovernmental organisations, and national administration in the some of the following Community programmes: 7th Framework Programme for Research, Customs 2007, Fiscalis 2007, Culture 2000, CIP, PROGRESS, Life-long Learning, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CIP) and increased efforts towards European integration by facilitating the transfer of know-how and good practice, particularly in those areas that will serve as a central reference point for the reform process in the Republic of Serbia


Development and Assistance Coordination Unit (DACU) at the Ministry of Finance

Target Groups

Citizens, companies, education institutions, non-governmental organizations and public administration

Summary of the project

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 field of education, 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.

Programme/Project objectives

To prepare Serbia and its citizens to familiarize with the European Union policies and working methods