About Project


What is the project about?

PLAC III project is providing legal assistance to the Government of the Republic of Serbia in the process of harmonisation of the national legislation with EU acquis through amending the existing and drafting new legislation, and assisting in the process of accession negotiations with the European Union. Assistance during the negotiation process will be provided through workshops and trainings organized within the framework of the project.

Project goals and activities

The main purpose of the PLAC III project is to achieve a high level of effective alignment of national legislation with the EU acquis and its implementation. In order to achieve the aims and objectives PLAC III will:

  • Assist relevant institutions in the preparation of laws, by-laws, regulations, strategies, action plans, guidelines as well as in developing necessary implementation follow-up measures in monitoring the implementation of harmonised legislation;
  • Prepare national administration for the practical aspects and challenges in the implementation of harmonised regulations and support establishment of functional coordination mechanisms to facilitate implementation;
  • Assist institutions in assessing the effects of the pieces of legislation to be harmonised and to accurately anticipate the financial implications of their implementation;
  • Support relevant institutions and structures in different phases of the negotiation process for the accession to the EU.

  • All Sectors Included - Horizontal project activity
EuropeAid reference
  • Enhanced compatibility of national legislation with EU legislation and its effective implementation
  • Enhanced capacities of relevant national structures for successful carrying out of accession negotiations
  • Targeted capacity building and transfer of know
  • how from recent accession experiences
  • Visibility and communication
City / District
EU Contribution
5,423,220 €
Implementation period
January 2019 - April 2024
Ministry of European Integration and the Negotiating Team for Accession of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union. The project beneficiaries are also line ministries and institutions involved in legal harmonisation in specific areas under different negotiating chapters.
Implemented by
DMI Associates in consortium with Eastern Bridge and GIZ.