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Today we celebrate European Cooperation Day

21. September 2015. |

In more than 40 countries across Europe, 21 September is celebrated as the European Cooperation Day, and this year it is dedicated to the celebration of 25 years of the European Territorial Cooperation Programme. It is an instrument of the European Union that connects people from neighbouring countries in order to overcome common barriers in the areas such as environment, transportation, health services, culture, education and many others.

On the occasion of the European Cooperation Day, the European Integration Office launched a campaign in August entitled “Street Art without Borders”, within which it announced two competitions – for graffiti and the best photo of street art. The winners of these competitions are Jana Danilović (for the best graffiti design solution.) and Katarina Milošević (for the best street art photo).

In the new financial perspective 2014 – 2020, Serbia is implementing six CBC programmes – with Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia and two transnational programmes – „Danube“ and “Adriatic-Ionian“. In Serbia these programmes are financed through the EU Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA). IPA provides financial and technical assistance to reforms in EU candidate countries. The envisaged budget from the IPA funds for the period 2014-2020 is EUR 4.84 billion, for 12 CBC programmes. Since 2004, Serbia has financially supported more than 800 projects with the EU funds, and is currently implementing eight CBC and Transnational Cooperation Programmes.

The European Integration Office report on the European Cooperation Day can be found here.