Since Republic of Serbia and Montenegro currently have status of countries potential candidates, IPA Cross – Border Programme Serbia – Montenegro is implementing under Centralized Implementation System, in accordance with Article 53c of Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 and the relevant provisions of the EC Treaties.
Centralized management as defined in Article 53a of Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 may be used under the transition assistance and institution building component, in particular for regional and horizontal programmes, and under the cross-border cooperation component. It may also be used for technical assistance under any of the IPA components.