The EU's objective in the science and innovation sector is to create the scientific and technological preconditions for EU economic development. Member States are required to take steps and carry out the necessary activities to comprehend the European Research Area, where researchers, scientific and technological knowledge are free to move and that foster competitiveness.
On the road to the European Research Area, it is important that EU accession countries fully participate in the Framework Programs of Research, and take the necessary measures to ensure the implementation of the Framework Program for Research and Innovation - Horizon 2020.
The EU in the field of science and innovation does not seek to transpose EU rules into the national legal order. Good administrative capacity and excellence in science are required to successfully pursue research and innovation projects with partners from EU Member States and international partners.
Within this sector, the EU in Serbia promotes the quality of science, through the implementation of numerous researches, innovation and networking activities in the fields of science, education and the economy, thereby increasing the competitiveness of the Serbian economy. As part of the joint research area, Serbian scientists have been provided with mobility and training across the EU, where they are able to use new technologies and modern laboratories. On the other hand, the Serbian scientific area, as part of the European Research Area, is becoming more interesting to the European and world scientific and research staff.