About Project


The project objective is to enhance Serbia's potential for using funds dedicated for projects funded by EU programmes. As an EU candidate country, Serbia participates in programmes such as Horizon 2020, SME Competitiveness Program - Cosme, Erasmus +, Creative Europe, Fiscalis 2020, Customs 2020 and others, which financially support quality projects of EU Member States and candidate countries.

The overall objective is to support the preparation of Serbia's accession and increase the understanding of European Union policies and underpinning values by enhancing Serbian participation in EU Programmes.

The purpose is to improve EU Programme funds absorption by reinforcing management and implementation capacities of the Serbian administration and potential beneficiaries.

The project has to achieve three results:

1. The level of awareness and attractiveness of EU Programmes increased through a fully efficient National Contact Point network, better informed administration bodies and potential applicants,  utilizing focused training and seminars based on a training needs analysis conducted as part of the project

2. A comprehensive analysis of participation of the Republic of Serbia in EU Programmes conducted

3. Supporting the visibility of EU programmes and NCPs 

  • All Sectors Included - Horizontal project activity
EuropeAid reference
  • -Capacity building and awareness raising on EU programmes
  • -Assessment of Serbian engagement in EU programmes
  • -Communication and visibility
City / District
EU Contribution
1,400,000 €
Implementation period
February 2019 - February 2021
Ministry of European Integration
Implemented by
Consortium led by International Development Ireland