News and Events

23.05.2017. to 24.05.2017.
Diamma Resort, Durrës, Albania
The regional workshop for IPA II JTS staff was organised on 23 and 24 May 2017 in Durrës, Albania by CBIB+2 project and under the auspices of the European Union.

The main goal of this event was to bring together the IPA CBC community to take stock of the implementation challenges of the IPA II CBC programmes and discuss topics of a common interest. These include the implementation of technical assistance service contract, the JTS manual of procedures, ex-post monitoring and impact assessment, a monitoring system, etc.

23.02.2017. to 24.02.2017.
Hotel Metropol Palace, Beograd
On 23 February 2017, Ms Jadranka Joksimović, Minister without Portfolio in charge of European Integration in Serbia, and H.E. Ambassador Michael Davenport, Head of Delegation of the European Union in Serbia, opened the 4th Cross-border Cooperation (CBC) Regional Consultative Forum (hereinafter the Forum).

On September 21, 2016 at 11:00 hrs, Press Conference and info session will be organized in the premises of the EU Info Centre in Skopje for promotion of the 1st Call for Proposals that is announced under this cross border cooperation programme since November 2011.

Official addresses will be delivered by:
Mr. Samuel ZBOGAR, Head of the Delegation of the European Union in Skopje
Ms. Shiret ELEZI, Minister for Local Self Government
Mr. Arbr Ademi, Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs

24.08.2016. to 25.08.2016.

One more training event related to the management of the EU-funded CBC grant contracts was organised in Plav, Montengro on 24-25 August, 2016 for the grant beneficiaries of the 1st Call for Proposals under the cross-border programme Montenegro-Kosovo*. This event was organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration and the Joint Technical Secretariat of the Programme, supported by an EU-funded regional technical assistance project, Cross-Border Institution Building Plus - Phase II.


In the course of the programming process, partner countries, the Republic of Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, have nominated the members of the Task Force working group for programming. The Task Force is being supported by CBIB+ 2 programming experts.

In June and July 2016, the Task Force supported by programming experts have been working on the programme area situation and SWOT analysis, and definition of the thematic priorities and programme strategy.