EU Initiatives Case of Vojvodina European Affairs Fund - AP Vojvodina Аутономна Покрајина Војводина Autonomna Pokrajina Vojvodina Vajdaság Autonóm Tartomány Autonómna Pokrajina Vojvodina Provincia Autonomă Voivodina Avtonomna Pokraїna Voйvodina Autonomous Province of Vojvodina Geographical position Belgrade 82 Timisoara 156 Sarajevo 286 Zagreb 356 Sofia 472 Ljubljana 497 Podgorica 500 Skopje 516 Vienna 545 Trieste 658 Roma 1.365 London 1.968 Stockholm 2.233 Brussels 1.658 Vojvodina situated in the northern part of Serbia. Area: 21.506 km2 Sub-regions: Bačka, Banat and Srem Features: Pannonia plain, Fruška Gora, Vršac hills Waterways: Danube, Sava, Tisa, canal network, lakes People 2.2 milion (30 nationalities and ethnic groups) Source: Census 2002 Serb Hungarian Slovak Croat Yugoslav Montenegrin Romanian Roma Other Industry & Services Machineries (machines for agriculture, cables, railway wagons, electr. machines) Petrochemistry – Production and rafirenment of oil, fertilizers, pharmaceutics Construction Industry ICT Hub Textil Industry Paper industry Transport & Logistics Centers Transport & Logistics Pan-European Corridor X Road Corridor X Railway Corridor X Pan-European Corridor VI Developed and developing goods and transportation centers River transport potential: Danube stretch in Vojvodina – 587.35 km * EU Strategy for the Danube Region Tisa stretch in Vojvodina - 164 km Danube-Tisa–Danube Canal – 664 km Agriculture 1,650,000 ha farmed land Crop fields, orchards, vineyard, meadows Forestry and fish farms Tourism Cultural and natural wealths Monasteries of Fruška Gora Hotels and resorts 1,700 km long shores available marinas, beaches, fishing Spa tourism 2 million hectare of hunting terrains The granges, as a typical Vojvodinian brand, retain all the authenticity of the area through centuries Administration potentials Government of AP Vojvodina Provincial Secreteriats Funds Investment opportunities Funds: Vojvodina Development Fund Guaranty Fund Agriculture Development Fund Development Bank of Vojvodina EU border region Logistical hub for international businesses Well trained and flexible human capital with a high level proficiency in foreign languages Competitive labor costs Various financial and tax incentives for foreign investors The main areas financed: Road infrastructure Spatial planning and development Environment protection EU Support – IPA IPA – integrated pre-accession instrument for candidate countries (Croatia, Turkey) and potential candidate countries (countries in the Western Balkans) IPA replacing previous pre-accession funds (PHARE, ISPA, SAPARD and financial instrument for Turkey), as well as CARDS. Components: I. Assistance for transition and institution building II. Cross-border cooperation III. Regional development IV. Human resources V. Rural development IPA for Serbia Components 2011 2012 2013 1) Assistance for transition and 189,956,810 193,801,948 203,101,005 institution building 2) Cross-border 11,922,790 12,097,244 11,630,694 cooperation SUM (€) 201,879,600 205,899,192 214,731,699 * numbers are in millions Euros EU initiatives towards Vojvodina Goals: Achievement of uniform and sustainable socio-economic and regional development Rapprochement and familiarisation with countries with good EU practices and procedures Joint engagement in project Cross-border programs Programs 2004-2006 Hu-Srb (CARDS) Hun-Srb Ro-Srb Rom-Srb Bulg-Srb Cro-Srb Adriatic Program KADSES Programs 2007-2013 (IPA) 1. Hun-Srb Srb-BiH 2. Rom-Srb 3. Bulg-Srb Bg-Srb 4. Adriatic Program 5. Cro-Srb 6. BiH-Srb 7. Mng-Srb Srb-Mng Successful examples Executive Council of Vojvodina - DKMT Formation of thematic tourist route groups in the DKMT Euroregion; Municipality of Pancevo - Euroregional Centre for Democracy, BANAT 22 – Promotion of top 22 tourist locations and events in Banat; Tourist Organization of Zrenjanin - Municipality of Zrenjanin’s Sustainable Tourism Development Study; Association of ecologists “Richard Csornai”, Possibility of development of rural tourism in cross-border regions, Subotica; Municipality of Bela Crkva, Development of rural tourism in Bela Crkva; Municipality of Novi Becej - Touristical offer improvement in Novi Becej; Regional Agency for development of small and medium enterprises, Alma Mons, Ltd, Integrated quality tourism development based on wine roads in the South Great Plane Region and in South and North regions of Backa; Municipality of Secanj, Development of regional ecology action plan; Municipality of Sombor, Bicycle path beside Danube - Phase 1, Sombor. Vojvodina Metal Cluster, Enhancing and increasing the competitiveness of companies in the metal sector in Vojvodina European Partnership European Affairs Fund Coordination of IPA Fund Promotion of European values and standards Cooperation with EU institutions and regions Education and direction of local self-government development European Affairs Fund European partner in Vojvodina GRAZIE !!!