Policy background

Serbia participated already in the EU Research and Innovation programmes in 2007. Since then Serbia has made a lot of progress with regard to national research and innovation policies and in its participation to the relevant EU programmes. Since 2014 Serbia’s performance has quadrupled making it the most successful country from the Western Balkans in Horizon 2020. Areas of particular success in Horizon 2020 include ICT and Agricultural research as well as scientific cooperation in the area of Energy. National efforts in supporting innovation have become highly successful and are complemented by a Smart Specialization Strategy.

Horizon 2020 key figures

Funding opportunities

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).

International cooperation in Horizon 2020

Projects and results

Research project database (CORDIS)

The Commission's primary portal for results of EU-funded research projects. Here you can find International cooperation projects related to Serbia.

EU funded projects

Examples of international cooperation projects

  • ANTARES (2017-2024) aims to evolve the BioSense Centre at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, into a European Centre of Excellence (CoE) for advanced technologies in sustainable agriculture and food security. The project is developing smart sensors and big data technologies that could help farmers produces more food in a way that is sustainable for society, farm incomes and the environment. The massive amount of data are interpreted using artificial intelligence and an app, which is being developed, will help make the findings accessible to farmers.

Success stories relating to Serbia


National Contact Points

The National Contact Points (NCPs) provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in Horizon 2020.

European Commission

Senior Expert
DG Research and Innovation, Unit R&I 05 Horizon Europe Association

Telephone: +32 229 69615 | email: Bernhard.Fabianek@ec.europa.eu