Ongoing projects: 11
Completed projects: 0

About Sector

Transport in the European Union aims to improve the functioning of its internal market by ensuring the safety and quality of transport services, protecting the interests of users of those services and protecting the environment. Bearing in mind that transport is the industry of the future, 10% of the total acquis communautaire is covered by transport policy regulations designed to tackle a variety of transport problems. EU regulations cover road, rail, water, air and maritime transport and concern the technical, social and safety standards of those sectors. These standards contribute to the development of the EU economy, price stability, improved passenger comfort and living standards of the population in accordance with environmental protection.

The focus of EU rail projects in Serbia is primarily on:

  • liberalizing this sector,
  • opening it up to competition,
  • improving safety and
  • developing rail infrastructure.

Air transport projects address market access issues, as well as air safety, and improve passengers' rights and obligations. Water transport projects recognize the enormous potential of the European Corridor VII (Danube River) and focus on enforcing strict safety rules, reducing the risk of navigation damage and reducing the negative impact on the environment. 

List of key local partners/organisations

  • Ministry of European Integration
  • Ministry of finance
  • Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure
  • Minister without portfolio for Regional Development

The support from the EU to traffic development in Serbia has amounted to more than EUR 64.8 million from 2014 up to now. The assets are used for the improvement of competitiveness and traffic safety and the building of the railway, road, air and water traffic infrastructure. More stringent technical, social and safety standards are being introduced, which ensure lower prices, faster and more comfortable journeys in accordance with the environmental protection. More than 682.5 kilometers of railroads and roads have been reconstructed and built. 

The EU recognizes traffic as a key area for the functioning of a modern society, which is why it dedicated 10% of all legal regulations with the goal of solving various problems in transport.

The support from the European Union is implemented in cooperation with the Serbian Government. The European Union is the biggest donor out of all other international donors put together. The donations from the European Union are used for Serbia`s development.

EU institutions/bodies

Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE)

Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE)

Transport Community Permanent Secretariat

Transport Community Permanent Secretariat

Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA)

Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA)

Last updated: December 8, 2021, 14:27