IPA 2007-2013

 Beneficiary countries of IPAI (2007-2013) included EU candidate countries (Albania, Turkey, Montenegro, Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), and potential candidate countries in the Western Balkans, namely Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo.

Between 2007 and 2013, Kosovo has received around €614 million (IPA Booklet review 2007-13- LINK)
IPA 2013

These funds assisted Kosovo’s institutions to strengthen its rule of law institutions as well as improve its governance practices. Moreover, these funds were crucial in developing numerous projects encouraging competitiveness and innovation.

Fostering new linkages between education and employment also received a special attention, while projects on energy efficiency included solar panels in primary schools, as well as improvement of market operations of Kosovo’s largest energy provider. Entrepreneurial Initiatives were also supported, including small and medium enterprises offering products and Services throughout Kosovo. In this regard, given Kosovo’s landscape and its potential, agricultural development was supported with substantial long-term investments in creating efficient and sustainable local producers. IPA I funds enabled Kosovo to initiate various projects with its neighbouring countries, of which the Cross-Border Cooperation remains one of the most successful programmes MEI in close cooperation with European Union Office (EUO) in Kosovo is responsible for programming of annual assistance, which determines which projects are to be supported and funded through IPA funds. In Kosovo, the institution that carries out management of the IPA program is the European Union Office.

( https://ec.europa.eu/neighbourhood-enlargement/instruments/overview_en)

Ministrja Bekim Çollaku
Bekim Çollaku