Serbia is a candidate country for European Union membership. The EU is Serbia’s primary political and economic partner, and its largest provider of financial assistance. To support Serbia on its path towards EU membership, the EU and Serbia are working closely to meet EU standards. This covers many areas – from strengthening the rule of law and countering corruption, to improving human rights and the business environment.
In parallel, the EU’s financial support in fields like environmental protection, infrastructure, business competitiveness, education, culture and more, are bringing benefits and opportunities for Serbian citizens.
STORIES FROM SERBIA
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Discover creative and innovative ideas that come to life in Serbia – thanks to the support of the European Union.
The European Commission, Directorate-General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (EC NEAR) in cooperation with the Economic Chamber of North Macedonia and Western Balkans 6 Chamber Investment Forum (WB6 CIF) has the pleasure of inviting you to the regional event “Open4Business - Made in the Western Balkans - Supported by the European Union” taking place on 5 October 2023 in Skopje. This B2B (Business to Business) and B2F (Business to Finance) event will promote the new financial instruments of the European Union for Micro, Small, and Medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) available in the region through the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) aligned with EU policy priorities for the region
The European Parliament's Sakharov Fellowship offers up to 14 human rights defenders selected from non-EU countries the opportunity to follow a two week intensive training in Brussels and at the Global Campus of Human Rights in Venice. The empowering programme for human rights defenders has been organised annually since 2016 further to an initiative taken by the Sakharov Prize Community at the 25th Anniversary Conference of the Sakharov Prize.
Factsheets | Published in: 2023
The EU Award for Roma Integration aims to support and recognise the initiative taken by private, public and civil society players to foster Roma employment. This publication provides rules and criteria for the 2023 EU Award for Roma Integration.
Application for EU membership
EU Candidate country status granted
Entry into force of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement
Accession negotiations opened
18 chapters out of 35 opened of which 2 provisionally closed
These infographics are based on latest available statistical data produced by Eurostat (2019).
POPULATION DENSITY91 (per km²)
YOUNG PEOPLE (<15)
GDPper capita: €7,780
IMPORTS OF GOODS
EXPORT OF GOODS
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