JASPERS

Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European Regions

500+

assisted projects

28

countries

80+

billion total project costs

A decade of results

  1. JASPERS is launched by the European Commission, the European Investment Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on November 2005.

  2. JASPERS is based in Luxembourg. Its 16 members of staff assist the ten countries which joined the European Union in 2004 and the two about to join in 2007.

  3. Opening of offices in Warsaw, Vienna and Bucharest.

    JASPERS becomes a separate department of the EIB (within the Projects Directorate) with its own structure and accounting.

  4. As part of the economic recovery package, the Commission and the EIB’s contributions to JASPERS are increased by 25%.

  5. At the request of EU Member States, JASPERS' mandate is expanded to include support to project implementation.

  6. JASPERS is asked to get involved even earlier in projects (preparation phase) and to step up its capacity building activities.

  7. A Networking Platform is created.

    JASPERS starts working in Croatia.

  8. An independent evaluation recognises JASPERS’ role in helping projects see the light of day and notices an increasing demand for its services. Its main recommendation is to step up capacity building activities.

  9. JASPERS is asked to play a new role as Independent Quality Reviewer (IQR) of major projects.

    JASPERS' new assistance to Greece focuses on the transport, environment and knowledge economy sectors and on the preparation of projects to be implemented in the 2014-2020 period.

    JASPERS starts working in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

  10. JASPERS IQR team is located in Brussels and organised as a separate division.

  11. JASPERS' assistance becomes available to the majority of EU and Candidate Countries.

    First JASPERS assignments in Italy and France.

    Agreement is signed with DG Move for JASPERS experts to support Connecting Europe Facility projects.

  12. First IQR Report.

    JASPERS is made available to all IPA beneficiary countries.

  13. JASPERS headcount reaches 130 people, 60% of whom are work in Bucharest, Sofia, Vienna and Warsaw.