Three-day training course on EU project development in Sremska Mitrovica

At the request of Sremska Mitrovica, the representatives of the European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina, Mina Radmilović Pjevac, Čarna Zeljković and Tijana Krstić Maravić held the three-day training course “EU Funding Opportunities” from 16 to 18 November 2016 to familiarise the members of the local self-government and public enterprises who were present as the trainees.

The representative of provincial bodies obtained additional information on the novelties within the second cycle of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II), operating within the ongoing seven-year financial perspective of the European Union from 2014 to 2020, with focus on the cross-border cooperation programmes available to AP Vojvodina.  In addition to the IPA, the participants gained information about a number of EU internal programmes funded from the common EU budget, in which Serbia, as a candidate country for EU accession, is eligible for participation. Special attention was paid to the Hungary-Serbia Interreg IPA CBC programmes, within which the second call for proposals is open.

The practical part of the training focused on the development of participants’ skills and attitude, so that they could develop project proposals on their own, think of potential partner organisations, build the project structure by means of the logical framework and develop the project budget, obeying the legislative limits imposed by the European Union. After the training course, the participants were awarded a certificate on successful training competition.