'Romania-Serbia' IPA Cross-border Co-operation Programme 2007-2013
‘Romania-Serbia IPA Cross-border Programme’, receiving Community assistance from the cross-border co-operation component of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA)
On 27 March 2008 the European Commission approved a Cross-border Co-operation Programme between Romania and Serbia for the period 2007-2013, which is adopted under and co-financed by the cross-border co-operation component of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA). The programme marks a continuation of the previous Neighbourhood Programme 2004-2006. It involves Community support for specific Romanian and Serbian regions that lie along their common border: the Romanian regions of Timiş, Caraş-Severin and Mehedinţi and Serbian regions Severnobanatski, Srednjebanatski, Južnobanatski, Braničevski and Borski.
Community funding allocated to the programme for the period 2007-2011 is worth around €36 million. This is supplemented by about €6.3 million of national funding, bringing the programme's total value to approximately €42.3 million.
1. The purpose and aim of the EU investment
The overall aim of the programme is to use joint cross-border projects and common actions by Romanian and Serbian stakeholders as the basis for achieving more balanced and sustainable socio-economic development in the Romanian-Serbian border area.
The programme has been broken down into two specific objectives by the participating countries:
2. The expected impact of the investment
A series of indicators, applicable to each of the programme’s priorities, has been developed by the participating countries to allow evaluation of progress in the course of the programme’s implementation. Results will be measured in terms of cross-border movements of people and goods, business start-ups, employment rates, pollution levels, levels of environment awareness, etc.
3. Priority axes
The programme is implemented through a simplified structure comprising three main priorities plus a ‘technical assistance’ priority.
Priority 1: Economic and social development [approximately 50% of total funding]
Priority 2: Environment and emergency prevention [approximately 26% of total funding]
Priority 3: Promoting ‘people to people’ exchanges [approximately 14% of total funding]
Priority 4: Technical assistance [approximately 10% of total funding]
4. Managing Authority
- JTS Branch Office - Vrsac, Serbia
- Tel/Fax: +381 13 834 567
- Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS) - Timisoara, Romania
- Tel.: +40 372 111 309
Fax: +40 372 111 456
- Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism
- 17, Apolodor street
- RO-050714 Bucharest
- Tel.: +40 372 111 309
- Mob.: +40 372 111 456
- E-mail.: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Title : 'Romania-Serbia' IPA Cross-border Co-operation Programme 2007-2013
- Intervention Type : Operational Programme
- CCI no : 2007CB16IPO005
- Number of decision : C(2008)1076
- Final approval date : 2008-03-27
- Breakdown of finances by priority axis
|Priority Axis||EU Investment||National Public Contribution||Total Public Contribution|
|Economic and Social Development||18 002 843||3 176 972||21 179 815|
|Environment and Emergency Preparedness||9 361 478||1 652 026||11 013 504|
|Promoting ‘people to people’ exchanges||5 040 796||889 553||5 930 349|
|Technical Assistance||3 600 568||635 395||4 235 963|
|Total||36 005 685||6 353 946||42 359 631|