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IPA II – Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Montenegro – Albania – 2023

Instrument of Pre-accession Assistance - Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Montenegro – Albania aiming at strengthening good neighbourly relations and socioeconomic development of the border regions.

2.809 690 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Employment Environment & Climate
Beneficiaries Association & NGO Local Authority & Affiliated Entity Media & cultural organisation Professional organisation & network Research centre & university State administration & affiliated entities Training organisation & school
Regions Balkans

Countries eligible to the programme:

  • Montenegro
  • Albania

Actions must take place in Montenegro and Albania.

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Priorities and funded actions


To promote/strengthen good neighbourly relations and socioeconomic development of the border regions, through valorising its touristic potentials, an environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive economic development, with respect for its common cultural and natural heritage


  • Priority 1 – To encourage tourism, culture and natural heritage
  • Priority 2 – To protect the environment, promoting climate change adaptation and mitigation, risk prevention and management
  • Priority 3 – To promote employment, labour mobility and social and cultural inclusion across the border

Among financed actions

  • Encourage entrepreneurship and competitiveness in the tourism sector
  • Diversification of touristic offer, upgrade and promote less known tourism attractions in the program area
  • Support cooperation among and between (vocational) education institutions and the private sector to improve the matching of training curricula for vulnerable groups with the labour market demand, including e-learning programmes and the use of ICT
  • Organise youth exchange programmes, for example through school exchange programmes or other NGO initiatives

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals
  • Initial duration of the action: between 18 and 36 months


  • Be a legal person
  • Be a non-profit making entity
  • Be a: central, regional and local government units (ministries, municipalities, agencies, departments, etc ; tourism and cultural organisations ; associations of municipalities ; development agencies ; local business support organisations ; NGOs ; public and private bodies supporting the workforce ; vocational and technical training institutions ; bodies and organisation for nature protection ; schools, colleges, universities and research centres including vocations and technical training institutions
  • Total budget of the call: 2.809 690 million euro
    • Objective 1: 1.902 777 euro
    • Objective 2: 906 913 euro
  • Amount of the grant:
    • Objective 1: between 300 000 and 900 000 euro
    • Objective 2: between 300 000 and 450 000 euro
  • Co-financing rate: between 50% and 85% of the total eligible costs

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