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Programm: IPA CBC Serbia – Montenegro

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

The programme's 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.
The programme intervention areas shall build on strengths and potentials to seize the most relevant opportunities, improve the weaknesses and minimise threats. Balance between the integration and development objectives and feasibility of implementation were considered.

The programme therefore focuses on promoting employment and social inclusion, development of the tourist potentials and protection of the environment, which shall be addressed within the following three thematic priorities:

  • Promoting employment, labor mobility and social and cultural inclusion across the border

The priority responds to growing unemployment, especially between the young and aims at reinforcing the opportunities of specific target groups to access knowledge and skills and competences demanded by the labour market. It also seeks to exploit potentials for the improvement and development of quality social services and social innovation.

  • Protecting the environment, promoting climate change adaptation and mitigation, risk prevention and management

The priority responds to environmental issues caused by low level of quality and range of public utilities (in particular solid waste and waste water treatment). Preservation and sustainable management of natural values (forests, water) is a potential that will be further secured. High vulnerability of the area concerning impacts of climate change, including flood and fires in particular will be addressed jointly.

  • Encouraging tourism and cultural and natural heritage

The programme area as one of the most culturally diverse and its exceptional nature values provide good potential for the development of sustainable tourism and integration of offers around key product already gaining significance. The actions supported within this priority will complement the objectives and results of the first two priorities.

Link Link to Programme
Thematic Focus Employment, Education, History, Equal Rights, Disaster Prevention, Climate, Mobility, Social affairs, Tourism, Environment & biodiversity, Natural ressources
Adriatic and Ionian Region, Danube Region
Origin of Applicant of programme
IPA CBC Serbia – Montenegro
Serbia / Сpбија
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details

At least one partner from each country.

Applicant details

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.
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%.

Total EU budget: 8 400 000 € 

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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