The European Union Project Preparation Facilities (EU PPF) will bring applicants closer to the process of applying for EU pre-accession funds. The conference will be addressed by Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Ambassador Sem Fabrizi and a number of Serbian ministers.
On this occasion, memorandums of understanding will be signed, focusing on the preparation of technical and procurement document for infrastructure projects in the area of environment and transport. The date of the event is particularly important: 5 June is celebrated as the World Environment Day. The EU PFF envisages the preparation of nine such projects as well as the preparation of three infrastructure projects in the area of transport and another three in the field of energy efficiency. The total potential investment value of those projects exceeds EUR850 million.
The goal of the EU PPF is to offer technical assistance to the tune of EUR21 million, funded through EU’s pre-accession funds. EUR19.7 million are being donated by the EU, while EUR1.29 million is allocated by the Republic of Serbia. The goal of the programme is to increase technical and administrative capacity in the area of management and utilisation of EU funds, in order to speed up the EU membership preparation process.
The EU PPF is focused on preparation of technical and tender documentation for infrastructure projects related to energy, environment and transport sectors, as well as on organization more than 70 capacity-building trainings for representatives of relevant local and national institutions. A specific task within the scope of the EU PPF is structural adjustment and update of the Document on Needs of the Republic of Serbia for International Assistance (National Priorities for International Assistance – NAD) 2014-17 with projections until 2020.
To this end, EU PPF supports the Ministry of EU Integration and the responsible line ministries in the programing of pre-accession funds for the years 2018, 2019 and 2020 and the development of a new NAD for Serbia 2019 – 2025 to structure the foreign assistance requirements of the Republic of Serbia.