JASPERS offers four types of support:
We advise authorities in their strategic planning, at national and local level, on a wide array of matters such as:
Our strategies and plans underpin the project pipeline.
JASPERS covers all phases of the project cycle: planning, preparation and delivery. We focus on the shift to climate-neutral, green and innovative projects in many areas, including:
If requested by beneficiary countries, JASPERS can perform appraisals to assist authorities in the decision-making process.
JASPERS continues to refine its approach to investment appraisal, harmonising project evaluation to ensure consistency across Member States and sectors. Involving our experts in the appraisal process is known to substantially reduce the average time required by the Commission to process project approval.
We consolidate the knowledge transferred during project assignments into workshops and training courses, which can be delivered in Brussels, in your country or online. We also publish working papers to disseminate best practices and address issues commonly encountered during project preparation.
As climate change adaptation and the transition to a carbon-neutral economy raise increasingly tough challenges, JASPERS’ support is needed more than ever in the European Union. Currently, JASPERS covers 20 EU countries.
JASPERS helps Member States through two different funds:
Building on its long track record of experience in the European Union, JASPERS recently expanded its operations beyond EU borders.
Since 2013, JASPERS has worked with pre-accession countries through the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance. We help these countries develop infrastructure projects that meet the requirements for EU grant support, prepare sectoral strategies and strengthen relevant capacities.
Since 2016, JASPERS' support covers all Western Balkans countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Serbia and the Republic of North Macedonia) as well as Türkiye.
JASPERS has further expanded its area of operation through the facility for Eastern Partnership Investment in Connectivity (EPIC) to include the EU’s Eastern Partners Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. EPIC offers its beneficiary countries a combination of advisory services and technical assistance to improve transport connections related to the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).
Projects with EPIC support should be able to comply with the requirements of the European Union and relevant international financial institutions, and access long-term financing more easily. EPIC is funded by the European Union and managed by the European Investment Bank (EIB), in close coordination with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the World Bank.
JASPERS spreads along 27 countries. Check what JASPERS is doing in your country: