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In order to increase the capacities of grant beneficiaries for managing projects awarded under the 1st Call for Proposals, a two-day training session was...


The training on contract award procedures under CBC grant contracts for the grant beneficiaries of IPA CBC programme Montenegro –Kosovo* 2011-2013 was organised in...



It was only in 2007, with the introduction of IPA, that conditions were met for initiating cross-border cooperation between the countries of the WB. While the IPA CBC programmes 2007 – 2013 will most likely be implemented until end of 2016, the preparation of programmes for the new financial perspective will begin in summer 2013. The new programmes will be the result of a wide inclusive consultation process jointly led by national authorities of the participating countries.


CBIB+ focuses on regional coordination and harmonisation in the context of pre-accession, as well as exchange and transfer of good practice. While taking into account the differences between territorial cooperation in the EU versus Cross-border Cooperation (CBC) in the intra-Western Balkans context, the goal is to generate and share knowledge among stakeholders contributing to the improvement of procedures and tools to achieve a high level of quality in programme implementation, spreading good governance approaches along the lines of the European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) objective and preparing the stakeholders for the EU Cohesion Policy.


In order to promote best practice culture, cross-fertilisation of experience, facilitate knowledge sharing, management and implementation of CBC programme and projects in line with EU standards and IPA requirements in a simplified, but at the same time harmonised manner throughout the region the following e-tools are or will be available:

  • E-library
  • E-learning
  • E-forums