Official title of the project

Support for Participate 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

Total Budget: 6 M€

EU contribution: 4 M€

Implementation period
2011. Aug - 2012. Apr
Expected results

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.  


Government of Serbia

Target Groups

Citizens, public and private institutions, civil society institutions, universities and non-governmental organizations

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 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 contribute to the preparation of Serbia's accession and increasing the understanding of Serbia and its citizens of European Union policies and underpinning values.