Serbia and SIGMA


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Status: EU candidate
Capital City: Belgrade
Population: 7.2 million
Currency: Serbian dinar (RSD)




In December 2013 the European Council approved the opening of negotiations on Serbia's accession to the EU. The EU acquis communautaire screening process was completed in March 2015.

SIGMA is currently working with:

  • The Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self Government and the National Academy for Public Administration on further professionalisation of the senior civil service, on supporting the improvement of application of civil service legislation and human resource management tools.

  • The Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self Government on better co-ordination, monitoring and reporting of the new PAR Action Plan; improvement of the legal and regulatory framework on free access to information and ombudsmen to strengthen the roles of the Ombudsman and the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection. SIGMA also supports mondernisation of service delivery and user experience methodologies in Serbia.

  • The General Secretariat of the Government and Public Policy Secretariat on strengthening co-ordination in the centre of government and implementing the Law on the Planning System.

  • The Ministry of Finance on supporting the implementation of the Public Financial Management Reform Programme, its monitoring, reporting and evaluation, as well as implementing improvements regarding public internal financial control.

  • The State Audit Institution, on supporting the implementation of their strategic development plan and selected recommendations of a review of how they have implemented the standards for supreme audit institutions.

  • The Public Procurement Office on supporting the implmentation of the legislative framework on public procurement and strengthening the co-ordination capacity of the central public procurement institutions as well as the Republic Commission for the Protection of Rights in Public Procurement Procedures on strengthening its capacities for the resolution of complaints and sanctions.


Publications, data

Related links


Country co-ordination





Monitoring Report 2021 I Executive Summary I All 2021 reports

The Principles of Public Administration Data Portal: Serbia

The Principles of Public Administration for EU candidate countries and potential candidates

Enlargement strategy and reports

Publications in Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian (BSC)

More publications


EU relations with Serbia

EU Delegation to the Republic of Serbia

News on Serbia

More countries


Events calendar


Egle Rimkute

Country manager
Tel: +33 1 45 24 91 62



Maggie Redmond

Project Co-ordinator
Tel: +33 1 45 24 83 56

 SIGMA staff member Maggie Redmond


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