Romania, Serbia to benefit from EUR 88 M EU Funds following the cross-border program
The European Commission approved the Romania-Serbia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme, a press release informs.
It is worth more than EUR 88 million with a contribution of nearly EUR 75 million from the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA).
The first call for tenders might be launched next month.
The new Interreg-IPA cross-border program aims to protect the environment in the border regions of Romania and Serbia. The targeted area by the program is located in the heart of European macro-region of the Danube. The Danube Basin covers more than half of the border between the two countries.
The program will focus on the development of ecological and effective cross-border transport infrastructure. In addition, it will provide employment opportunities for the citizens, improving patient care and increased access to tertiary education.
The Interreg IPA CBC programme covers three border regions in Romania (Timis, Caras Severin and Mehedinti) and six regions in Serbia – districts of Severno Banatski, Srednje Banatski, Juzno Banatski, Branicevski, Borski, Podunavski.
In Romania, the program is managed by the Regional Development and Public Administration Ministry (MDRAP).