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EU PROgrammes

The Republic of Srpska is always looking for potential partners to cooperate with in the framework of various EU funded programs that are listed below. The principal framework for cooperation is under IPA II, as Bosnia and Herzegovina has potential candidate status. We will be gladly at your disposal in sharing our concept notes, our experiences and project proposals.  
Europe's programme for small and medium-sized enterprises


COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises running from 2014 - 2020 with a planned budget of EUR 2.3 billion.COSME aims to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access financein all phases of their lifecycle – creation, expansion, or business transfer. Thanks to EU support, businesses have easier access to guarantees, loans and equity capital. 

The biggest EU research and innovation programe ever


With nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

IPA II 2014-2020
The Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance


The means by which the EU supports reforms in the 'enlargement countries' with financial and technical help. The IPA funds build up the capacities of the countries throughout the accession process, resulting in progressive, positive developments in the region. For the period 2007-2013 IPA had a budget of some € 11.5 billion; its successor, IPA II, will build on the results already achieved by dedicating € 11.7 billion for the period 2014-2020.

The new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport.


The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work. The seven year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion; a 40% increase compared to current spending levels, reflecting the EU's commitment to investing in these areas.

EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation


The Employment and Social Innovation programme is a financing instrument at EU level to promote a high level of quality and sustainable employment, guaranteeing adequate and decent social protection, combating social exclusion and poverty and improving working conditions.

Framework programme for culture and audiovisual sectors.

The Creative Europe programme is open to cultural and creative organisations from EU Member States, as well as non-EU Member States. Following on from the previous Culture Programme and MEDIA programme , Creative Europe has a budget of €1.46 billion.

Right by your side.

This programme shall contribute to the further development of an area where equality and the rights of persons, as enshrined in the Treaty, the Charter and international human rights conventions, are promoted and protected.

Understanding and connecting Europe

The aim of this programme is to contribute to citizens' understanding of the EU, its history and diversity; foster European citizenship and improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at EU level. The financed projects will: raise awareness of remembrance, the common history and values of the EU and the EU's aim - namely to promote peace, the values of the EU and the well-being of its peoples. Encourage the democratic and civic participation of citizens at EU level, by developing their understanding of the EU policy making-process, and stimulate interest and involvement in EU policy making.

Real value for money.


The Consumer Programme 2014-2020 with a budget of EUR 188,8 million will support EU consumer policy in the years to come. It aims to help the citizens fully enjoy their consumer rights and actively participate in the Single Market, thus supporting growth, innovation and meeting the objectives of Europe 2020.

Together for health.

The third EU health programme is the main instrument the European Commission uses to implement the EU health strategy. It is implemented by means of annual work plans which set out priority areas and the criteria for funding actions under the programme. The total budget for the programme is € 449.4 million.

Enabling sustainability.


LIFE is the EU's financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU. Since 1992, LIFE has co-financed some 4 171 projects, contributing approximately €3.4 billion euros to the protection of the environment and climate.

Expertise sharing for customs administrations


Customs 2020 is an EU cooperation programme providing national customs administrations with the possibility to create and exchange information and expertise. It allows developing and operating major trans-European IT systems in partnership and establishing various human networks by bringing together national officials from across Europe. The programme has a budget of € 547.3 million and will run for 7 years from January 1 2014.

Dedicates an amount of bit more than € 7,3 million.


The 'Pericles 2020' Programme funds staff exchanges, seminars, trainings and studies for law enforcement and judicial authorities, banks and others involved in combating euro-counterfeiting. Actions can take place in the euro area, in EU countries outside the euro area and in third countries.

The programme has a budget of € 234.3 million.


Fiscalis 2020 is an EU cooperation programme enabling national tax administrations to create and exchange information and expertise. It allows developing and operating major trans-European IT systems in partnership, as well as establishing various person to person networks by bringing together national officials from across Europe.

European area of justice based on mutual recognition and trust.


It promotes: judicial cooperation in civil matters, including civil and commercial matters, insolvencies, family matters and successions, etc.; judicial cooperation in criminal matters; judicial training, including language training on legal terminology, with a view to fostering a common legal and judicial culture; effective access to justice in Europe, including rights of victims of crime and procedural rights in criminal proceedings; initiatives in the field of drugs policy.

Fraud prevention

Drawing on its accumulated knowledge and experience, OLAF helps the authorities responsible for managing EU funds – inside and outside the EU – to understand fraud types, trends, threats and risks, and to protect the EU's financial interests by preventing fraud of all kinds.

The prevention of, preparedness for, and response to disasters.


The budget for the implementation of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism for 2014-2020 is €368.4 million of which €223.7 million shall be used for prevention, preparedness and response actions inside the EU and €144.6 million for actions outside the EU. These amounts are complemented by contributions from non-EU countries that participate in the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.

A total of EUR 3.137 billion for the seven years.


The Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) was set up for the period 2014-20, with a total of EUR 3.137 billion for the seven years. It will promote the efficient management of migration flows and the implementation, strengthening and development of a common Union approach to asylum and immigration. 

A key EU funding instrument to promote growth, jobs and competitiveness.


It supports the development of high performing, sustainable and efficiently interconnected trans-European networks in the fields of transport, energy and digital services. CEF investments fill the missing links in Europe's energy, transport and digital backbone.

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