On European funds in Bački Petrovac

In order to strengthen the municipal capacities and intensify cooperation, the representatives of the European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina have visited the municipality of Bački Petrovac. The attendees were greeted by the Municipal President, who indicated the great need of the municipality for education in project cycle management and said that he was pleased because of the visit of the Fund representative, as well as of the large number of attendees who were motivated to apply for EU funds.

The Fund representatives informed the participants about the on-going Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance, giving a retrospective of Serbia’s participation in projects financed from different funds. It was emphasized that it was important for the municipality to cooperate with the European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina, Provincial Secretariat for Interregional Cooperation and Local Self-Government and accredited Regional Development Agencies of Srem, Banat and Bačka in order to define priorities and devise development strategies similar to European ones. The meeting was attended by the representatives of municipal administration, public companies, non-governmental organizations and citizens’ associations from the territory of Bačka Petrovac Municipality. It provided also an opportunity to announce the calls for proposals to be open in 2013, especially the Croatia-Serbia Cross-border Cooperation Programme, for which active preparation in the form of workshops and partner search forums was under way.