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Call: IPA Serbia-Montenegro

Acronym SRB-MNE
Type of Fund Structural Fund
Description of programme
"IPA CBC Serbia – Montenegro"

The programme general objective is to contribute to economic, social and territorial development of the programme area by fostering integration, joint development and use of potentials and opportunities to make the area attractive to live and work in. In order to achieve these objectives, the Programme focuses on the following Thematic Priorities (TP):

  • TP1: Promoting employment, labor mobility and social and cultural inclusion across the border
  • TP 2: Protecting the environment, promoting climate change adaptation and mitigation, risk prevention and management
  • TP 3: Encouraging tourism and cultural and natural heritage
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IPA Serbia-Montenegro
Description of call
"IPA Serbia-Montenegro"
The global objective of this Call for proposals is: “To bring together the people, communities and economies of the border area to jointly participate in the development of a cooperative area, using its human, natural, cultural and economic resources and advantages.” 

The specific objectives of this Call for Proposals are:
1.         Strengthening the incentives for SME development in the border areas;
2.         Development of tourism as a key sector of the border economy;
3.         Promoting cross border trade cooperation and accessibility to markets;
4.         (Re-)Establishing cross border links between business and trade support organisations to promote joint cooperative initiatives;
5.          Maintaining the high quality of the border area environment as an economic resource by cooperating in joint protection and exploitation initiatives;
6.         Strengthening cross border people-to-people interaction to reinforce cultural and sporting links and to share know-how and experience in areas of common interest.
The above specific objectives focus on the establishment of a sound basis for joint activities in the eligible areas 

This Call for proposals relates to the following Priority:
Priority I: Social and economic cohesion through joint actions to improve physical, business, social and institutional infrastructure and capacity
Priority I is subdivided into two Measures, as follows:

Measure I.1  Improving the productivity and competitiveness of the area’s economic, rural, cultural and environmental resources
Measure I.2. Cross-border initiatives targeting the exchange of people and ideas to enhance the professional and civic society cooperation
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Thematic Focus Employment, Education, History, Equal Rights, Disaster Prevention, Climate, Mobility, Social affairs, Tourism, Environment & biodiversity, Natural ressources
Funding area Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Serbia / Сpбија
Origin of Applicant Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Serbia / Сpбија
Eligible applicants Education and Training Centres, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, NGO / NPO, University, Association, Public Services, Other
Applicant details

Programme area: 
Serbia: municipalities of Nova Varoš, Priboj, Prijepolje, Sjenica in Zlatiborski district; municipalities of Vrnjačka Banja, Kraljevo, Novi Pazar, Raška, Tutin in Raški District; and Municipality of Ivanjica in Moravički district.

Montenegro: Municipalities of Andrijevica, Berane, Bijelo Polje, Gusinje, Kolašin, Mojkovac, Nikšić, Petnjica, Plav, Pljevlja, Plužine, Rožaje, Šavnik, Žabljak.

Priority "Promoting employment, labor mobility and social and cultural inclusion across the border":

  • Employment services,
  • Educational and research institutions and organisations,
  • Chambers of commerce and crafts, associations of enterprises, clusters,
  • Trade unions,
  • Civil society organisations/NGOs,
  • National, local and regional authorities,
  • Local and regional development agencies,
  • Organisations providing business support environment,
  • Unemployed persons, particularly those hard to place,
  • Employed searching for other employment opportunities,
  • Vulnerable groups (ethnic minorities, young, people with disabilities, women, elderly, and other vulnerable groups at risk of exclusion)
  • Local communities,
  • Other.

Priority "Protecting the environment, promoting climate change adaptation and mitigation, risk prevention and management)

  • Public utility companies, local self-governments
  • National, regional and local institutions and organisation dealing with environment protection, nature conservation and emergency situations
  • Educational and research institutions and organisations
  • Civil society organisations/NGOs
  • National, local and regional authorities
  • Local and regional development agencies
  • Organisations responsible for management of nature resources and nature protected areas
  • Local population
  • Others.

Priority "Encouraging tourism and cultural and natural heritage"

  • Tourism providers
  • Tourism and related clusters
  • Tourism organisations at national/regional/local levels,
  • National/nature park organisations,
  • Educational and research institutions and organisations,
  • Civil society/NGOs,
  • National, local and regional authorities,
  • Local and regional development agencies,
  • Associations of producers (agri-food),
  • Cultural institutions,
  • Chambers,
  • Others.
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details

At least one partner from each country.

Recurring Call unknown
Project duration min 12 months
Project duration max 18 months
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details

The Union contribution has been calculated in relation to the eligible expenditure, which is based on the total eligible expenditure including public and private expenditure. The Union co-financing rate at the level of each thematic priority shall not be less than 20% and not higher than 85% of the eligible expenditure.
The co-financing of the thematic priorities will be provided by the grant beneficiaries. Grant beneficiaries should contribute with a minimum of 15% of the total eligible expenditure. 

The amount dedicated to technical assistance shall be limited to 10% of the total amount allocated to the programme. The Union co-financing rate shall be 100%.

Any grant requested under this Call for Proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts: minimum amount: 60 000 €, maximum amount: 250 000 €

Measure I.1 Allocations for SRB: 648 000 €, Allocations for MNE 648 000 €
Measure I.2 Allocations for SRB: 432 000 €, Allocations for MNE 432 000 €

Submission Joint Technical Secretariat Prijepolje
Zore Tomašević street no 5
31300 Prijepolje, R.Serbia
Darko Čukuranović
Contact Details Contacts
Joint Technical Secretariat Prijepolje
Zore Tomašević street no 5
31300 Prijepolje, R.Serbia
+381 33 711 705

Živko Kolašinac
Head of Joint Tehnical Secretariat

Mithat Bahović Task manager

Joint Technical Secretariat /
Antenna Bijelo Polje
Trade Centre Radnicki
Dom, Slobode nn.
84000 Bijelo Polje, Montenegro
+382 50 431 282

Goran Prebiračević
Task manager

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Published on 20.02.2019

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