About Project


What is the project about?

The EU assistance for the education sector reform is also provided through a sector budget support contract „Sector Reform Contract for Education Reform in Serbia – strengthening links with employment and social inclusion“. Total budget of EU support for education amounts to EUR 27.4 million for the period 2017-2019.

The project is part of complementary EU support to education sector aiming to improve the quality, equity, and relevance of education and training system, as well as progressively align to EU standards, policy and practice in order to better match the needs of the labour market, including specific issues linked to education needs of minorities and Roma.

Project activities

The project will assess compliance of the ongoing reform based on assessment of the achievement of main indicators (in accordance with the General and Specific Conditions for the release of fixed and variable tranches as set out in the Annex 1a of the Financing Agreement for the “Sector Reform Contract for Education Reform in Serbia – strengthening links with employment and social inclusion”) and to provide recommendations to the EU Delegation to the Republic of Serbia for disbursement of the fixed and variable tranches and their values to budget of the Republic of Serbia.

The project will also provide the assessment of the financial support provided to Republic of Serbia from Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA I and IPA II) in the field of education and will contribute to future programming of IPA assistance; the draft Communication Strategy for education sector in terms of achievement and impact of the assistance that need to be communicated and proposals of visibility material and products aiming to raise awareness about the EU support to ecuation sector.

  • Education
EuropeAid reference
  • Conduct assessments of the achievement of the general and specific conditions under the Sector Reform Contract
  • Capacity building activities for the Contracting Authority to conduct evidence based and relevant policy dialogue with the beneficiaries in the field of education
City / District
EU Contribution
700,000 €
Negotiating chapter
  • 19 - Social policy and employment,
  • 26 - Education and culture
Implementation period
November 2018 - April 2021
Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia
Implemented by
ECORYS Consortium, led by Ecorys South East Europe Ltd.