The conference marking the completion of the project “Policy and Legal Advice Centre (PLAC II)” was held at the National Assembly of Serbia on November 9, 2018.
During the conference, the results and activities of the project through which the European Union helps Serbia to improve the harmonization of national legislation with the EU acquis, implementation of legal acts and strengthen the capacities of institutions to successfully conduct accession negotiations, were presented. The implementation of the project worth 2.6 million EUR began in June 2016, lasting 30 months.
Assistant Minister for European Integration Ksenija Milenković said that harmonisation of legislation with the EU acquis and implementation are crucial for further progress. She emphasised the importance of cooperation between institutions and experts and the flexibility during the project implementation, which enabled the inclusion of new activities that were not originally envisaged.
Tanja Miščević, the Head of the Negotiating Team of the Republic of Serbia for Membership Negotiations with the EU, said that PLAC II is one of the most successful projects funded by the EU, precisely because of its flexibility.
Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Mateja Norčič Štamcar welcomed the Government’s commitment to harmonising legislation with EU acquis and stated that the PLAC II project is one of the key ones providing support in this area. Harmonization of regulations is important also because citizens have direct benefits, she concluded.
The PLAC II Project Team Leader Mojca Grošelj said that the project was recognized as a significant support programme. During the implementation of the Project, there were 86 activities and 112 experts collaborated with 25 institutions in the preparation of 310 documents.