From 1 July, Serbia will become an observer to the Agency’s work. This will allow the country to benefit from the Agency’s expertise and assistance.
Serbia will nominate an observer to take part in FRA Management Board meetings. It should also appoint a National Liaison Officer, a government official to act as the main point of contact between FRA and Serbia. The decision was made by the Stabilisation and Association Council on 8 May following a European Commission proposal for Serbia to become more closely involved in the Agency’s work.
Candidate countries and countries with which the EU has concluded a Stabilisation and Association agreement can be observers to the Agency following a specific procedure. In 2017, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia became an observer.