Programme website https://eu.rs-mk.org/
Operating Structures RS: Ministry of European Integrations
MK: Ministry of Local Self-Government
Contracting Authority Ministry of Finance, the Republic of Serbia
Joint Technical Secretariat JTS: Leskovac, RS and Antenna: Kumanovo, MK
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Total budget (excluding technical assistance) EUR 3 705 883.00
EU funding(outstanding EU funding)

(excluding technical assistance)

EUR 3 150 000.00
Funding instrument(s) IPA II (2016-2020)
Eligible geographical area Serbia (RS): Jablanica district: City of Leskovac and municipalities of Bojnik, Lebane, Medveđa, Vlasotince and Crna Trava
Pčinja district: City of Vranje with two city municipalities: Vranje and Vranjska Banja, and municipalities of Vladičin Han, Surdulica, Bosilegrad, Trgovište, Bujanovac and PreševoNorth Macedonia (MK): North – East region: municipalities of Kratovo, Lipkovo, Kumanovo, Staro Nagoričane, Rankovce and Kriva Palanka
Skopje region: municipalities of Aračinovo, Čučer Sandevo, Ilinden, Petrovec, Sopište, Studeničani, Zelenikovo, and municipalities of Butel, Gjorče Petrov and Saraj of the City of Skopje
MAP of eligible area RS-MK (Serbia – North Macedonia)

Specific objective

Thematic priority

  • Promoting employment, labour mobility and social and cultural inclusion across the border

Result indicator (measurement unit)

  • Number of programme target groups with improved practical skills and knowledge (number)
  • Number of partnerships between labour market stakeholders for addressing labour mobility and employment development (number)
  • Number of new cooperation models, programmes, services or tools developed or upgraded (number)

Output indicator (measurement unit)

  • Number of men and women in joint employment initiatives and training (number)
  • Number of enterprises/organisations included in provision of practical training for unemployed (number)
  • Number of economic operators participating in capacity building for sustainable use of local resources and market needs (number)

Specific objective

Thematic priority

  • Promoting employment, labour mobility and social and cultural inclusion across the border

Result indicator (measurement unit)

  • Number of networks and partnerships amongst actors for setting new services and/or programmes (number)
  • Programmes, services or tools developed (number)

Output indicator (measurement unit)

  • Number of men and women from disadvantaged groups included in those new programmes and services (number)
  • Number of CSOs taking part in these networks and partnerships (number)

Specific objective

Thematic priority

  • Encouraging tourism and cultural and natural heritage

Result indicator (measurement unit)

  • Number of cross-border partnerships between local authorities, SMEs, CSOs and other stakeholders dealing with tourism development (number)
  • Number of visitors (men and women) to natural and cultural sites supported by the programme (number)

Output indicator (measurement unit)

  • Knowledge base established (mapping of resources and potentials, common strategic development concepts) due to, for instance, studies, databases or other (number)
  • Number of men and women participating to training and capacity building for sustainable tourist product development (number)
  • Number of men and women participating in visibility and communication events organised in the programme area to promote the new tourism products and services developed (number)
  • Number of small scale investment in tourist infrastructure (number)
  • Number of new cross-border tourism products and services established (number)
  • Number of visibility and communication events organised in the border area to promote the new tourism products developed (number)

Specific objective

Thematic priority

  • Encouraging tourism and cultural and natural heritage

Result indicator (measurement unit)

  • Level of cooperation between actors in the field of risk management and emergency preparedness increased (percentage)

Output indicator (measurement unit)

  • Number of cross-border cooperation agreements signed (number)
  • Number of joint risk management plans developed and operationalised (number)
  • Number of staff ( men and women) of local and regional authorities participating in joint cross-border capacity building activities (number)
  • Number of local information campaigns for local population in the border area (number)
  • Number of small scale investments realised (number)