Selection of projects submitted within the Interreg – IPA Cross border Cooperation Romania Serbia Programme

Tuesday 13.12.2016, in Kikinda, Serbia, the third meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee of the Interreg – IPA Cross border Cooperation Romania Serbia Programme have been organized.

With this ocasion a number of 32 projects submitted within the first call for proposals, requesting for 25,4 mil. euro,  have been proposed for financing and approved.

Programul INTERREG IPA de Cooperare Transfrontalieră România-Serbia continuă finanțarea proiectelor de cooperare transfrontalieră în zona de graniță româno-sârbă pentru perioada de programare 2014-2020, prin intermediul Instrumentului de Asistență pentru Preaderare (IPA II), cu sprijinul Uniunii Europene și al guvernelor celor două state.  Programul a fost aprobat de Comisia Europeană pe 6 august 2015, iar primul apel a fost lansat pe 15 septembrie 2015.

The Interreg – IPA Cross border Cooperation Romania Serbia Programme continues financing the cross-border cooperation on the Romanian-Serbian border area for the 2014 – 2020 prgramming period through the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II), with support from the European Union and the governments of the two countries. The Programme has been approved by the European Comission on 06.08.2015 and the first call for proposals has been launched on 15.09.2016.

The total budget of the programme is 88.124.999 euro, from which 74.906.248 euro represents the European Union funding. In the 2014-2020 period there are 4 priority axes for projects, in the following fields:

– Employment promotion and basic services strengthening for an inclusive growth – 18 mil. euro,

– Environmental protection and risk management – 21 mil. euro,

– Sustainable mobility and accessibility – 21 mil. euro,

– Attractiveness for sustainable tourism – 18 mil. euro.

The eligible area of the Programme is formed by Timiș, Caraș Severin and Mehedinți counties (from Romania) and Severno Banatski, Srednje Banatski, Južno Banatski, Braničevski, Borski, Podunavski districts (from Serbia).

Romania continues to act as Managing Authority (through the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration), the National Authority being established within the Serbian European Integration Office – Serbian Government. The Joint Secretariat is organized in Timisoara within the Regional Office for Cross-border Cooperation Timisoara, assisted by the Joint Secretariat Antenna in Vršac, Serbia. The audit at Programme level will be performed by the Audit Authority from the Court of Accounts in Romania. The certifying attributions will be performed by the MA.

The potential applicants and all those interested in the Romania-Serbia cross-border cooperation opportunities within the Interreg-IPA Cross-border Cooperation Romania-Serbia Programme can access more information in the 2014-2020 section of the web-sites: www.brct-timisoara.ro and www.romania-serbia.net.

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