Since 2007, science and research is the area in which Serbia is already a member of European Union. Since then Serbian researchers compete for the EU funds for research, in FP7 and Horizon 2020 frameworks, with a great success. Besides, Serbian Ministry for education, science and technological development co-funds bilateral cooperation scientific projects.
Serbia has been associated with the Seventh EU Research Framework Programme (FP7) since January 2007. Today, its researchers are participating in Horizon 2020 actions, together with their European colleagues.