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Program on fostering of competitiveness and internationalization of Serbian economy


Brief description of the instrument and its modus operandi

Public Call was open 14 times. Serbia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SIEPA) opened Public calls for grants for export incerase, in order to strengthen the international competitiveness of the Serbian economy through strong support to the internationalization and competitive capacity of domestic enterprises and associations. Grants are, among other things, provided for certification.

Which problem the instrument is supposed to solve?

Product certification and easier access to foreign markets

Purpose or main objective / overall goal of the instrument?

Fostering export and internationalization of Serbian enterprises

Innovation content or potential of the instrument?

To improve marketing

The initiator/promoter of the instrument?

Public Agency - SIEPA

Which organizations are involved in the operationalization of the instrument?

Public Agency - SIEPA

What roles do these organisation play in each of them?

provides grants

How the monitoring is ensured?

Grant receivers are obliged to submit detailed report on activity

How the compliance is ensured?

Call for grants specifies conditions that enterprises must fulfill, in order to apply for grant

How is the overall performance of the instrument?

The program has been open for 8 years (in 2013, it was 14th program). So far, 1774 exportes and business assiciations have received this grant. Around 20% of these grants were for certification (mainly HACCAP standards), and, as well, around 20% were from food industry. Also, 28.8% of grant receivers were from Šumadija and Western Serbia region.

Brief description of the context for the emergence of the instrument

Need for support to Serbian economy and fostering enteprise internationalization and competitiveness

Have any of the items mentioned above changed since the instrument entered into force?


Is there any qualitative or quantitative study of the impacts of the instrument?

Yes, please specify


Yes - statistical analysis of provided grants.

Here are shown results (only in Serbian): http://siepa.gov.rs/sr/index/finansiranje/podrska-za-izvozna-preduzeca/siepa-dodela-bespovratnih-sredstava/statisticki-pregled-rezultata.html

Year 2006-2013
The date "2006-2013" was not understood.
Policy area
Affected activity
Affected actors Processor
Products Mushrooms/truffles, Berries, Herbs/plants
Countries Serbia
Regions (NUTS 2) Šumadija and Western Serbia
Focus on NWFP
Document category
Instrument type
Legal status
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Geographical scope National
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