A €34 million package for the border regions of Croatia and Serbia

August 26, 2015

Hat: A €34 million package for the border rezgions of Croatia and Serbia

Funding Scheme: 2015-08-26

Isfondstruct: Yes


The European Commission has adopted a new Interreg-IPA cross border programme for the border regions of Croatia and Serbia. 4 Croatian regions and 5 Serbian districts will be covered by the Interreg IPA CBC Croatia-Serbia programme. €34 million out of the €40 million comprised in the programme derive from the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance.


Funding will be focused on improving the quality of public social and health services. Investments will also be targeted at the increased use of sustainable resources and at the cross border monitoring of environmental risks. Moreover, the programme will boost cross border tourism activity. Finally, funding will also be used to improve regional competitiveness by strengthening the links between businesses and research institutions.

Some of the expected impacts include:

-Improved quality of public health and social care services.

-Better management of environmental and biodiversity protection and upgraded joint cross border management system for risk prevention.

-Increased capacities for the development of sustainable energy by providing a platform for smart energy management and renewable energy use in public infrastructures, including in public buildings, and in the public housing sector.

-An improved cross border tourism offer thanks to a better coordination between stakeholders in the tourism sector and to the development of joint tourism strategies, as well as action plans and studies on the preservation of cultural and natural heritages.

-Improved competitiveness through the setup of business networks.

Url description: European Commission DG Regional Policy

Url: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/newsroom/news/2015/08/eu-invests-eur34-million-in-the-border-regions-of-croatia-and-serbia