IPA (Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance - IPA)
From January 2007 onwards, the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) has been introduced to replace a series of European Union programs and financial instruments for candidate countries or potential candidate countries, namely PHARE, CARDS, etc.
The IPA is made up of five different strands:
- Assistance for transition and institution building;
- Cross-border cooperation (with EU Member States and other countries eligible for IPA);
- Regional development (transport, environment, regional and economic development);
- Human resources (strengthening human capital and combating exclusion);
- Rural development.
OVERVIEW OF PROJECTS:
1. IPA Project HUSRB/0901/221/170: Preparation and accreditation of the new Master EU Study Program at the Faculty of Economics and Engineering Management.
The project "Preparation and accreditation of the new Master EU Study Program at the Faculty of Economics and Engineering Management" was realized in the period from 2010 to 2011, the holder of which is the Faculty of Economics and Engineering Management in Novi Sad, the partner University of Szeged, and is funded by the EU. Project leader: Prof. Marijana Carić, Ph.D. The project is a master study program of the European Union Economic Law Studies developed in cooperation with the University of Szeged and represents a new and unique program in Serbia. This master program is based on the needs for the development of a modern society and is placed in the framework of the current process of Serbia's accession to the European Union. The study program has been designed to serve specific goals related to national strategy and policy, as well as to expand the range of potential employment opportunities in Serbia and the EU.
2. IPA 1384/Municipality of Zitiste/84426: “Trainings for capacity building” / Project within IPA CBC SRB / ROM
The project “Trainings for capacity building” was realized in the period from 2 October, 2015 to 22 January, 2016, the holder of which is the Faculty of Applied Management, Economics and Finance. It includes prepared and implemented material for 4 workshops focusing on the following areas: strategic planning for local development and development of action plans; training in management project cycle; start-up and management of newly established companies; human resources management.
3. IPA HUSRB/1602/41/0146 “Traditional and Standard Quality“, Institute of Food Technology in Novi Sad, University of Novi Sad, 2017
The TASQ project is implemented within the Interreg IPA Cross-Border Cooperation Program between Hungary and Serbia. Project Coordinator is the Scientific Institute for Food Technologies in Novi Sad, and partners on the project on the Hungarian side are: Eurotender Association and Association for Homokhatsag region, whereas project participants from Serbia include the Faculty of Economics and Engineering Management in Novi Sad and the Cooperative Alliance of Vojvodina. The aim of the project is to increase competitiveness, standardize quality and enable new promotional and sales channels of traditional food products. Within the project, an original sales internet platform was established with the aim of increasing the visibility and competitiveness of entrepreneurs in this area, as well as enabling citizens in Serbia and Hungary to purchase traditional products with more trust. As part of the project, the TASQ quality assurance system for traditional products has been developed. Depending on the level of quality, traditional products will be awarded: a Golden quality stamp - TASQ, a Silver quality stamp - TASQ, or a Green quality stamp - TASQ. Participation in the TASQ project to producers of traditional food products enables: the standardization of quality and production process through professional visits, accredited laboratory reports on product quality and safety, product labeling with a registered quality certificate, expert advice on product declarations, tips for experts in product packaging. The project includes producers of the following groups of traditional products: honey, meat products, fruit-based products, confectionery products, spices and teas, dairy products, soft drinks, vegetable oil.