EU Programmes

Union Programmes aimed at strengthening cooperation between EU Member States and candidate countries in different areas. EU Programmes are financed from the EU budget, with funds intended for different priority areas: environmental protection, energy, transport, education, entrepreneurship, competitiveness, culture, etc. For participation in each individual Programme, it is necessary to sign an international agreement between the Serbia and the European Commission and pay financial contributions to the general EU budget. Serbia has signed the Framework Agreement on participation in EU Programmes on 22 November 2004.

The EC has centralized the management of EU Programmes (except for the Erasmus+), thus a specific DG or Executive Agency is responsible for each programme, while co-ordination of participation in each individual Union Programme, is entrusted to National Contact Points in Serbia from the national ministries, associations, organizations, or offices.

This page provides you unique information about all 13 EU Programmes currently available in Serbia, together with details about each Programme, its projects, application in Serbia, funding and tenders options, what is supported, who can apply and under which financial terms, together with useful links.

Presentation material about EU programmes - Overview

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Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is the EU’s research and innovation framework programme running from 2021-2027. It rests on three pillars: 1. "Excellent Science" supports pioneering research projects defined and initiated by researchers themselves through the European Research Council (ERC). It finances scholarships and exchanges of researchers through the activities of Marie Skłodowska-Curie and investments in the development of research infrastructure. 2. "Global…

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Erasmus Plus

The EU's Erasmus programme is celebrating its 30 years. For three decades, this flagship programme for education and training, youth and sport has given 9 million people - in particular young people - opportunities to gain new experiences and broaden their horizons by going abroad. The current Erasmus+ programme, running from 2021 to 2027, has a budget of €26 billion…

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COSME - Competitiveness of enterprises and SMEs

COSME is a program for promoting the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises. Under this program, EUR 2.3 billion has been earmarked from the corporate budget to make it easier to access credit. This objective is pursued through direct financing or by providing loan guarantees. What does it support? Strengthen the competitiveness and sustainability of enterprises, especially SMEs, to foster…

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CEF - Connecting Europe Facility

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) is a key EU funding instrument to promote growth, jobs and competitiveness through targeted infrastructure investment at European level. It supports the development of high performing, sustainable and efficiently interconnected trans-European networks in the fields of transport, energy and digital services. CEF investments fill the missing links in Europe's energy, transport and digital backbone. The…

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Creative Europe

Creative Europe is an EU Programme for support to the sectors for culture and media. The Programme consists of two sub-programmes: Culture - for promoting the sector of culture and the Media Programme - to support the audiovisual sector. Creative Europe, with a budget of EUR 1.46 billion supports Europe's cultural and creative sectors providing funding for 2,500 artists and cultural professionals,…

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CUSTOMS 2021-2027

Customs 2021-2027 is a programme that supports the cooperation of customs authorities between EU Member States and candidate countries. The aim is to improve their efficiency by achieving better cohesion, in order to avoid damaging the Customs Union. It enables national customs administrations to create and exchange information and expertise. It allows joint developing and operating major trans-European IT systems…

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EaSI - Employment and Social Innovation

The Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme is a financing instrument at EU level to promote a high level of quality and sustainable employment, guaranteeing adequate and decent social protection, combating social exclusion and poverty and improving working conditions. Structure and funding EaSI is managed directly by the European Commission. It brings together three EU programmes managed separately between 2007…

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Europe for Citizens

The Europe for Citizens Programme aims to promote European identity and European citizenship. The overall objectives of the Programme are the funding of projects aimed at better understanding of the EU, its history and diversity, and the promotion of European citizenship and the improvement of civic and democratic participation at the EU level. The Europe for Citizens Programme is divided…

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Fiscalis 2021-2027

Fiscalis 2021-2027 is a programme that deals with the exchange of information and experiences between tax authorities in European countries. The Programme's aim is to develop, in partnership with other European countries, a trans-European IT system and build person-to-person networks by bringing together national officials.The Programme supports the fight against tax fraud and tax evasion, tax policy planning and the…

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Justice Programme

It promotes judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters, helps train judges and other legal practitioners and facilitates effective access to justice for individuals and businesses throughout Europe. The programme also supports EU action to tackle drugs. The Justice programme has been put in place to ensure that Union law is fully and consistently applied. The total budget allocated to…

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Rights, Equality and Citizenship

The protection of fundamental rights of citizens and their promotion, in accordance with the founding treaties of the European Union, the Charter of Human Rights and the International Convention on Human Rights to which the EU has acceded, are the objectives of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship program. The objectives of the Program, which are significant for the Republic of…

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Third EU Health Programme

The Programme is the main instrument used by the European Commission for implementing the EU Health Strategy. It outlines the need for ensuring good health and healthcare. Strategy is focusing on major Commission priorities, such as: Jobs, growth and investment (health of population and health care services as a productive factor for growth and jobs) Internal market (for pharmaceuticals, medical…

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Civil Society Facility programme seek to ensure greater benefit of civil society from national legal and financial frameworks and to improve dialogue with state institutions. Programme support CSOs networks to give citizens a voice and influence public sector reform processes through analysis, monitoring and advocacy. Thematic area of intervention through Calls for Proposals focused on: strengthening the rule of law…

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European Solidarity Corps

Are you between 18 and 30 and looking for an opportunity to help the wider community, in Europe and beyond? You could do this with funding and support from the European Solidarity Corps, which helps young people take part in projects that benefit communities, either abroad or in their own country. These projects offer an inspiring and empowering experience, as…

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EU Exchange 6 Programme

The EU Exchange 6 Programme is financed by the European Union in the scope of IPA 2019 national allocation, and is being implemented in the direct management regime, implying that the EU Delegation in Serbia entails principal management powers. The key competent line institutions at the national level are the Ministry of Finance and the Public Policy Secretariat, along with…

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IPA Flood and Fires

IPA FLOODS AND FIRES - EU SUPPORT TO FLOOD PREVENTION AND FOREST FIRES RISK MANAGEMENT IN THE WESTERN BALKANS AND TURKEY Officially launched in November 2020, the EU Support to Flood Prevention and Forest Fires Risk Management in the Western Balkans and Turkey (IPA FF) is a Program of the European Commission, Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian…

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The Technical Assistance to Connectivity in the Western Balkans (CONNECTA)

The Technical Assistance to Connectivity in the Western Balkans (CONNECTA) is an EU-funded technical assistance contract whose overall objective is to assist in the development and completion of the core transport and energy networks in the Western Balkans region and to support the Digital Agenda for the Western Balkans in line with the Western Balkans strategy COM(2018)65. The CONNECTA facility…

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Last updated: February 3, 2023, 12:51