Delegation of the European Union to Serbia


06/06/2017 - 15:27
About us - structure and organisation

The mission of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to the Republic of Serbia is to ensure the proper representation of the EU in Serbia, promoting and defending the values and interests of the EU and its Member States, and monitoring and supporting Serbia’s accession, including through successful implementation of EU assistance programmes.

Since December 2009 and under the Lisbon Treaty, the Delegation’s name is Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia. Within this context it has also acquired a leading role with member states embassies particularly in the fields of EU competences, notably trade and external assistance.

The role of the Delegation in Serbia is to:

  • Ensure representation of the European Union in Serbia;
  • Provide follow-up of bilateral relations in the areas of political, economic, trade and external assistance cooperation (financial and technical);
  • Pursue EU policies in all sectors;
  • Promote and defend the values and interests of the European Union;
  • Coordinate with Member States with the aim to follow up and foster the implementation of the Process of Stabilization and Association;
  • Report back to Headquarters on all matters of interest for EU policies;
  • Maintain and increase visibility, awareness and understanding of the EU;
  • Ensure long-term programming of aid and management of programmes and devolved projects within the framework of the current reform of external aid management (IPA funds).

H.E. Mr. Emanuele Giaufret
Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia

Emanuele Giaufret has been appointed the EU Ambassador to Serbia in September 2021.

He took this position after serving four years as the EU Ambassador to Israel.

Previous to that he served at European External Action Service as the Head of the Division for Democracy and Electoral Observation and as Political Assistant to the Managing Director responsible for North Africa and the Middle East. He was also posted at the EU Delegation to the United Nations in New York, and again at the EU Delegation in Israel, as Head of the Political and Trade Section. At the beginning of his career at European Commission, he worked at the Directorate General for External Relations, as desk officer for electoral observation.

Before joining the EU, H.E. Emanuele Giaufret worked at the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. He has a PhD in History of International Relations from the University of Florence, and a Master in European Affairs from the College of Europe in Bruges.

He is married and a father of three.


Head of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Serbia

Ambassador Sem Fabrizi

Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Serbia

Ms Mateja Norčič Štamcar

Head of the Political Section

Mr Dirk Lorenz

Head of the European Integration Section

 Ms Andrea Hochhuber

Head of Cooperation

Mr Yngve Engstroem

Head of Operations I

Ms Leonetta Pajer

Head of Operations II

 Mr Martin Klaucke

Head of Operations III

Mr Sakellaris Hourdas

Head of Finance & Contracts

Ms Eszter Rozsa

Head of Administration

Mr Cedric Mas

Head of Information, Communication and Press

Mr Paul-Henri Presset

Human rights focal points

Leonetta Pajer

EU liaison officers on human rights defenders

Sylvie Estriga


Tel: +381.11.3083200

Fax: +381.11.3083201


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