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Kosovo*-financial assistance

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.

Kosovo - financial assistance under IPA II

Funding allocation 2014-2020: €645.5 million

It is expected that funding in this period will contribute to the achievement of all the results listed in the following priority sectors:

  • Democracy & governance

Reforming the civil service (improving reliability, transparency, accountability); more efficient public service delivery; establishing democratic institutions, strengthening existing democracy (local government, the Assembly, independent oversight bodies).

  • Rule of law & fundamental rights

Strengthening the rule of law; fighting corruption and organised crime; implementing human rights law, and protecting and including minority and vulnerable groups.

  • Energy

Reforming the energy sector to tackle major health and environmental problems; ensuring a reliable and sustainable energy supply; greater use of renewable energies; alignment with EU energy law.

  • Competitiveness & innovation

Designing and implementing competitiveness policies; providing public services that meet private sector needs.

  • Education, employment & social policies

Improving the functioning of the labour market; raising education standards; promoting skills development; restructuring the social welfare system.

  • Agriculture & rural development

Increasing competitiveness in agriculture and food production, and raising food safety standards; improving living standards in rural communities, building a climate-resilient rural economy.

  • Regional and territorial cooperation

Improving regional and neighbourly relations through Cross‑Border Cooperation programmes.

How will these priorities be implemented? (general background on IPA).


Selected projects

For specific information (programme level), see below.

IPA II 2014-2020: Country Action Programmes



IPA II 2014-2020: Cross-Border Cooperation Programmes

IPA 2007-2013: Transition Assistance and Institution Building

Annual programmes & Project fiches






2008 Part II

2008 Part I


The purpose of support under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) programme is to help candidate and potential candidate countries and territories – the Beneficiaries – to progress towards fully meeting the Copenhagen political and economic criteria as well as adopting and implementing the EU acquis. The Multi-beneficiary actions will complement and add value to the support given under the National Programmes.

IPA 2007-2013: Transition Assistance and Institution Building

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