The first preparatory meeting of the future Monitoring Committee of the Interreg IPA Romania-Serbia Programme 2021-2027

In the view of preparing the first call for proposals, on July 27, 2022, in Timișoara, took place the preparatory meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Interreg IPA Romania-Serbia Programme 2021-2027.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the Managing Authority of the Programme, within the MDPWA, as well as representatives of the National Authority of Serbia, the European Commission and the institutions represented in this body.

During the meeting, several aspects were presented regarding the preliminary version of the Applicant’s Guide for the first call for project proposals, for which a public consultation process will be launched, in the next period.

In the 2021-2027 programming period, the Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration is acting as Managing Authority for the Interreg IPA Romania-Serbia Programme, which will have a total budget of 87.725.681 EUR and will finance projects on environmental protection and adaptation to climate change, healthcare and education, tourism and culture and border management.

The funding for these priorities will be 85% from the Instrument for Pre-Accession assistance (IPA III), 13% Romanian state budget co-financing and 2% as own contribution of the Romanian beneficiaries. Serbian beneficiaries will provide 15% co-financing as their own contribution.

The Programme area includes three counties in Romania (Timiș, Caraș-Severin and Mehedinţi), as well as six districts in Serbia (Severno Banatski, Srednje Banatski, Južno Banatski, Braničevski, Borski and Podunavski).

In order to ensure a transparent framework for institutional collaboration, starting with October 2019, the Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration (MDPWA) organized consultations with key actors in the Programme area and posted on the Programme website, www.romania-serbia.net all documents related to the programming process, for public consultation.

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