One of the projects that are part of the support of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia in removing technical barriers to trade was implemented under the name "EU for Serbia - Support for safer products". This project included various activities, the common purpose of which was to help our country in the process of harmonization with EU processes and standards.
The results of the project were presented at the final meeting held on 25 October, 2022 in the Palace of Serbia. This meeting was attended by the representative of the EU Delegation in Serbia, Ms. Andrea Hochhuber, the representative of the consortium whose members were in charge of implementing the project, Mr. Eric Mañé, project leader Mr. Francisco Verdera and representatives of the institutions that participated in it: Mr. Miodrag Dugandžija, acting Assistant Minister from the Sector for Quality and Product Safety of the Ministry of Economy, Mrs. Lidija Stojanović, Assistant Minister from the Market Inspection Sector of the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, representatives of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and representatives of the top management of the quality infrastructure institutions that participated in the project: the Accreditation Body of Serbia, the Directorate for Measures and Precious Metals and the Institute for Standardization of Serbia.
The campaigns that were part of this project were aimed at raising public awareness of the importance of technical legislation and thus strengthening the capacity of the quality infrastructure system of the Republic of Serbia. It was concluded that the project activities contributed to the harmonization of regulations and the improvement of knowledge in the area of quality infrastructure, which supported the approach of our country to the EU market in terms of legislation, product safety and the fulfillment of high requirements for placing products on the European market.
The Institute for Standardization of Serbia, as one of the beneficiaries of this project, for the first time had the opportunity to promote standards and standardization through two TV spots, which were shown on the public service program (link: https://iss.rs/sr_Cyrl/iss-promotivni-spotovi_p1220.html). In addition to the valuable impact on increasing visibility among the domestic public achieved through these commercials and another promotional film, the significant results of the project include seminars on standardization, which were recently held in regional chambers of commerce in six cities of Serbia.