Romania-Serbia CBC Program

Igor Bajić, Advisor for EU Integration Processes, Office for European Affairs, attended the signing ceremony of the Grant Agreement on Romania-Serbia CBC Program in Požarevac yesterday. 21 projects from Serbia are being financed through EU funds (€1.4 million) and the applications were submitted by the following institutions: Municipality of Bela Crkva, Municipality of Kladovo, Municipality of Zrenjanin, Municipality of Pančevo, Municipality of Golubac (2 projects), Municipality of Vršac, Municipality of Majdanpek, Regional Chamber of Commerce Požarevac (2 projects), Cultural-Education Centre Sečanj, Resource Centre Negotin, Resource Centre Majdanpek, Faculty of Technology Zrenjanin, Centre for Social Care Zrenjanin, Women’s Handball Club “Proleter-Superprotein”, Zrenjanin Educational Centre, Gerontology Centre Zrenjanin, and NGOs: “Kokoro”, “Viktorija” and “Duga”. 12 projects in total have been financed from the territory of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, i.e. Banat, and the grant is €692,154.60.

”’I am very pleased to say that a great number of organizations from southeast Serbia had a chance to apply and be successful, taking into consideration the efforts of the Government of Republic of Serbia, Executive Council of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina and other institutions at further development in this region and offering people a chance to do something about their environment. European funds are a means to achieve that and I expect that regional, agricultural and educational funds will be current and that we will use them fully in the whole country. I would also like to add that I am glad that the ‘tours of the Office for European Affairs’ and other initiatives to increase knowledge on projects have yielded results and I am sure that in the next call for proposals, competition will be even stronger, and at the same time, project quality, living and working conditions will be better, which is the ultimate goal of these programs”, said Igor Bajić, thanking the Provincial Secretariat of Regional and International Cooperation for support in the work of the Office for European Affairs.