Raising the curtain on success stories in the EU neighborhood: Policy Planning in the Water management sector in Serbia among them!

A number of 169 Twinning projects was counted only in 2019 to be ongoing in the countries candidates for EU accession and in the EU neighborhood. Regularly the EU Commission’s Directorate- General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations looks for success stories within those institution cooperation projects financed by the EU. Recently the selection was presented – and among them our project addressing the water management in Serbia.

Water governance is currently under scrutiny in Serbia: Together with the Serbian water authorities, the EU-project ”Support to policy planning in water management sector” is working to bring processes and regulations into the line with EU ones. It follows the principles of the EU Water Framework Directive and will support the improvement of water quality in Serbia. The project is conducted jointly by the Serbian water government institutions and an expert-consonsortium of Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

By the beginning of October, the project will be finished and main results will be available online. The outcomes contributed to the first Draft for a River Basin management Plan for Serbia will be finalized by the end of 2020. A new milestone in Serbia´s water management.