The European Investment Bank (EIB) will invest €65 million in the modernisation of primary and secondary schools in Serbia to provide new digital equipment, connectivity, and capacity building training for 50,000 school teachers.
Schools across Serbia will benefit from modern computer classroom equipment and wireless local area networks, and teachers will be trained to improve their digital skills.
The project is expected to create up to 700 new jobs.
The EIB will provide a significant level of technical support in aid of project preparation and implementation.
To date, the EIB has invested €50 million in the modernisation of Serbian schools, improving the quality of learning conditions for around 28,000 primary and secondary school children in over 200 education facilities in Serbia.
€200 million has been invested in reviving Serbia’s research and development sector, creating a long-term platform for scientific development in all major areas.