The mission of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to the Republic of Serbia is to ensure the proper representation of the EU in Serbia, promoting and defending the values and interests of the EU and its Member States, and monitoring and supporting Serbia’s accession, including through successful implementation of EU assistance programmes.
Since December 2009 and under the Lisbon Treaty, the Delegation’s name is Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia. Within this context it has also acquired a leading role with member states embassies particularly in the fields of EU competences, notably trade and external assistance.
The role of the Delegation in Serbia is to:
- Ensure representation of the European Union in Serbia;
- Provide follow-up of bilateral relations in the areas of political, economic, trade and external assistance cooperation (financial and technical);
- Pursue EU policies in all sectors;
- Promote and defend the values and interests of the European Union;
- Coordinate with Member States with the aim to follow up and foster the implementation of the Process of Stabilization and Association;
- Report back to Headquarters on all matters of interest for EU policies;
- Maintain and increase visibility, awareness and understanding of the EU;
- Ensure long-term programming of aid and management of programmes and devolved projects within the framework of the current reform of external aid management (IPA funds).