EU PPF Programme “EU Project Preparation Facility” represents technical assistance financed from the European Union pre-accession funds. The value of the programme is more than €33 million, out of which EU donation equals to €31.78 while the Government of Republic of Serbia contribution is €1.33 million. The EU PPF aims to strengthen technical and administrative capacities of the administration of the Republic of Serbia with regard to the management and use of the EU pre-accession funds, in order to speed up preparations for EU membership.
The EU PPF is focused on preparation of technical and tender documentation for infrastructure projects related to energy, environment and transport sectors, as well as on organization more than 70 capacity-building trainings for representatives of relevant local and national institutions. With the assistance provided through the EU PPF programme, the necessary documentation for more than 15 major projects in the field of transport, energy and environment is under preparation.
Specific task within the scope of the EU PPF is structural adjustment and update of the Document on Needs of the Republic of Serbia for International Assistance 2014-17 with projections until 2020. To this end, EU PPF supports the Ministry of EU Integration and the responsible line ministries in the programing of pre-accession funds for the years 2018, 2019 and 2020 and the development of a new NAD for Serbia 2019 – 2025 to structure the foreign assistance requirements of the Republic of Serbia.
The EU PPF is managed by the Delegation of the EU to the Republic of Serbia, Ministry of Finance – Department for Contracting and Financing of EU Funded Programmes (CFCU) and the Ministry of European Integration who is also the key beneficiary of the programme.