IPA: THE NEW CBC PROGRAMMES IN 2007-2013
CBC is an important part of EU regional policy, which aims to reduce economic and social disparities between EU regions. The objective of CBC is to mitigate adverse effects of borders on the social and economic situation in the cross-border areas.
For the period 2007-2013, the EU foresees a single Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA) for financing the programmes between EU member countries, candidate countries and potential candidate countries.
IPA CROSS-BORDER PROGRAMME CROATIA-SERBIA 2007-2013
The overall objective of the IPA Cross-Border Programme Croatia-Serbia is to stimulate cross-border cooperation in order to diversify and improve the regional economy in a socially and environmentally sustainable way, whilst at the same time improving good neighbourly relations across the border.
The programme has been jointly developed by both participating countries based on the partnership principle. The programme document IPA Cross-border programme Croatia-Serbia 2007-2013 has been adopted by the European Commission on 20 December 2007.
The duration of the Programme is from 2007-2013, while a total IPA contribution for both countries amounts to 5.4 million EURO for the first three years (2007-2009).