On Monday, May 15, 2017, the first day of the “Project Cycle Management” training was held for the needs of personnel from the Ministry of Defense and the Serbian Armed Forces. The meeting was opened by Acting Assistant Minister of Defense for Defense Policy Milan Mojsilović and Head of the OSCE Mission in Serbia Andrea Orizio, and then Ratko Bojović, Director of European Training of the EUTA Academy, held an introductory lecture on the possibilities of financing projects from EU funds.

Mr. Mojsilović emphasized that the “Project Cycle Management” course is part of the OSCE support program for strengthening the necessary skills of members of the defense system in the field of project management and improving the final results.

Ambassador Orizio emphasized that the Ministry of Defense is one of the key actors in the reform process and expressed his satisfaction that the OSCE provides him with great support in this. I am pleased to be here because by organizing the course, which is a product of joint work, we continue and strengthen our cooperation. Your success is our success, said Orizio.

Ratko Bojović presented to the MOS participants (including representatives of the Military Academy of Defense, the University of Defense…) how EU funds function, presented the largest EU programs available to the state administration and the Ministry of Defense such as IPA, Horizon 2020, Health, Erasmus plus and others and presented what are the next steps and key challenges during project development.

The five-day course “Management of the project cycle” was organized in cooperation with the Directorate for European Integration and Project Management of the Ministry of Defense and the OSCE Mission in Serbia, and we from EUTA were very pleased to contribute with our experience and knowledge to the success of the training and strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Defense to attract non-reimbursable financial resources from EU funds.

More information on the MOS website

Photo source: OSCE/Milan Obradović