The Interreg IPA Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Romania-Serbia 2014-2020 is a program financed by the European Union from IPA-CBC funds and is part of the family of European programmes Interreg.

Funding of projects is ensured as follows:

  • Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance - IPA II (maximum 85%)
  • National contribution from the Romanian state budget (13%)
  • Own contribution of Romanian beneficiaries (minimum 2%) and / or Serbian beneficiaries (minimum 15%)

The eligible area of the Programme consists of the counties of Timiş, Caras Severin and Mehedinţi (from Romania) and the districts Severno Banatski, Srednje Banatski, Južno Banatski, Braničevski, Borski, Podunavski (from Republic of Serbia).

>Romania fulfils the role of Managing Authority (through the Ministry of Regional Development, Public Administration and European Funds), the National Authority being established within the Ministry of European Integration of Serbia, and the Joint Secretariat is organized in Timisoara within the Regional Bureau for Cross Border Cooperation Timisoara. The audit of the Programme is conducted by the Audit Authority of the Court of Accounts of Romania and the certification tasks are performed by the Managing Authority.

The principles of implementation of these programmes include: cooperation between the participating states (all projects must be developed and implemented jointly) open competitiveness (through auctions of proposals for joint projects) and development and implementation of partnership projects between applicants/beneficiaries from countries participating in the programme.

Priority Axis 1:

  • Employment promotion and basic services strengthening for an inclusive growth

Action 1-2 ”Health and social infrastructure”

Specific objective

To enhance the potential of the programme area for an inclusive growth based on the improvement of quality of life to all residents on the two sides of the border through joint cross border actions for the access to modern and efficient health care services, social services, services supporting access to primary education.