News archive - Serbia in the EU- EU funding overview, including H2020

Serbia is currently a candidate country to the EU with 2 provisionally closed chapters and 18 opened ones.

The EU is the largest provider of financial assistance to Serbia providing

  • €2.79 billion in EU pre-accession funds 2007-2020
  • Over €5.5 billion provided in European Investment Bank loans since 1999
  • €210.2 million provided since 2009 in Western Balkans Investment Framework grants, leveraging investments of estimated €5.4 billion
  • €162.2 million in disaster relief after the floods in 2014.

When it comes to the performance of Serbian RTDI organisations in H2020, 3071 organisations (one organisation participating in N proposals is counted N times) applied for the Horizon 2020 grants with 11.53% success rate. In total, 446 organisations were involved in 311 grant agreements in total. 38 SME organisations received Seal of Excellence that is awarded to all high quality proposals under H2020 SME Instrument, which are above the quality threshold but cannot be awarded under the available budget. There were 96 SMEs participating in H2020 projects (one organisation participating in N proposals is counted N times).

There were 78 organisations funded under Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (one organisation participating in N proposals is counted N times). Serbia had two ERC Principal Investigators.

Net EU contribution awarded to Serbian organisations was EUR 102.6  mio. Serbia is ranked 5 (out of 16 Associated Countries), when it comes to participation level, and 6 (out of 16 Associated Countries) when it comes to budget share.


Geographical focus
  • H2020
  • Serbia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Admin on March 6, 2020
Modified on March 7, 2020