The Priority Environmental Infrastructure for Development Project (PEID) started on 1st September 2016 with the set implementation period of three years. The project aims to contribute to preparation of priority projects to be ready for financing and implementation within the environmental sector. PEID project will provide technical support to Division for Project Management in the Environmental Area (DPM) of Ministry of Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia (MEP) for project management as part of a process of capability and capacity development. The support will enable DPM to develop priority projects that will make a strategic contribution or preparation of smaller projects to unlock available funding while the major projects are being finalised.

The purpose of PEID project is to achieve:

  • improved infrastructure project preparation
  • preparation of technical documentation for implementation of selected priority projects
  • increased capacity of MEP DPM in preparation of environmental infrastructure projects

The importance of the project reflects also in the improvement of understanding of different target groups on the need for improving existing or construction of a new WWTP and waste management facilities in Serbia, not only to meet EU and Serbian standards, but also to secure healthier environment and living standards for all citizens of Serbia as well as benefits for stronger economic development.

PEID is funded by the Swedish Government within the SIDA framework for foreign assistance. It is managed by the Embassy of Sweden in Serbia and with the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia (MEP).

Facts on Swedish Development Cooperation with Serbia

The Swedish development cooperation is a vital part of the long-term and trustful relation between Sweden and Serbia and its overall objective is to assist Serbia to forge closer links within the European Union (EU). The Swedish development cooperation for Serbia’s EU accession amounts to approximately 10-12 M EUR per year and it is implemented by a broad spectrum of cooperation partners – the Serbian state and municipal counterparts, international organisations, Swedish and international non-governmental organisations as well as Swedish state agencies.