IPA II Cross Border Cooperation Action Programme Montenegro-Albania 2014-2020 - First Call for Proposal

Publication date
July 15, 2016
September 13, 2016
Short description

The Cross Border Cooperation Programme Montenegro - Albania analyses the socio-economic situation of the Montenegrin-Albanian border region, sets outs a common strategy for remedying problems identified and formulates joint priorities and measures for development. The result of the 1st Call for Proposals will be a selection of cross-border cooperation projects that will contribute to the strategy's objectives and fall into identified priorities and measures.

The Cross-border Cooperation Programme Montenegro-Albania is implemented jointly by Montenegro and Albania. The Programme is implemented under the Indirect management mode, with the Contracting Authority located in Montenegro.

Moreover, the implementation of the Programme is overseen by a Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) composed of representatives from Montenegro and Albania.

Both countries are assisted by a Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS) based in Podgorica, Montenegro. The JTS is responsible for the day-to-day management of the programme including support and advice to all potential applicants in the Programme area. The JTS will have an antenna located in Shkodra (Albania). The JTS, including Antenna office, is the main contact point for the applicants to the Cross-border Cooperation Programme Montenegro-Albania.

Additional information regarding the programme area, related development strategy, priority measures and implementation system are available in the Cross-Border Programme, which is available for downloading on: http://www.mvpei.gov.me/, http://www.integrimi.gov.al and http://www.eu.me.

The global objective of this call for proposals is 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.

The specific objective(s) of this call for proposals is/are the following:

  1. To enhance the competitiveness of the tourism sector by the economic valorisation of the cultural and natural heritage
  2. To further protection of environmental resources in lake and alpine areas
  3. To foster employability and social inclusion

The thematic priorities of this grant scheme are the following:

  1. Encouraging tourism, culture and natural heritage
  2. Protecting the environment, promoting climate change adaptation and mitigation, risk prevention and management
  3. Promoting employment, labour mobility and social and cultural inclusion across the border

This is a restricted call for proposals. In the first instance, only concept notes (Part A of the grant application form) must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application. After the evaluation of the full applications, an eligibility check will be performed for those which have been provisionally selected. Eligibility will be checked on the basis of the supporting documents requested by the contracting authority and the signed ‘declaration by the lead applicant’ sent together with the full application.

For the full documentation for this Call click here.

  • Bilateral/Cross Border Project
Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • Montenegro
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • General

Entry created by Anna Sirocco on August 3, 2016
Modified on August 3, 2016