Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European Regions


assisted projects




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. Formalised agreement by Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). 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.

  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. JASPERS evaluation by the EC recognises JASPERS role in helping projects and notices an increasing demand for its services. Its main recommendation is to step up capacity building activities.  

  9. JASPERS is requested to play a new role as Independent Quality Reviewer (IQR) of Major Projects.

    JASPERS supports for the first time an old Member State (Greece).

    JASPERS starts working in selective pre-Accesssion countries, e.g. the Republic of Northern 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.

    Agreement is signed with DG MOVE for JASPERS experts to support Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) projects.

    An award is granted by the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) recognising EIB's contributions to capacity building for better management of impact assessment processes and environmental protecion, particularly in its joint work with JASPERS.

  12. JASPERS is made available to all IPA beneficiary countries.

  13. JASPERS is awarded the "Committed to Excellence" certificate by the European Foundation for Quality Management, recognising its strengths in adding value for customers and managing with agility.

    Preparatory discussions on post-2020 start.

  14. Draft post-2020 strategy developed and first discussions with key stakeholders.

    ECA performance audit highlighted the comprehensive support of JASPERS and the positive impact on quicker project approval and administrative capacity of its counterparts.