EC Progress report 2015 Montenegro

Related to Research and Innovation, the progress report 2015 for Montenegro addresses the following:

There is a good level of preparation in this chapter and some progress was made in the past year.

In the coming year, Montenegro should in particular: 
→ enhance efforts to increase investment in research, in particular through stimulating investment by the private sector; 
→ increase and focus efforts on participation in the EU Programme 'Horizon 2020'.

Montenegro participates in the EU Research and Innovation programme 'Horizon 2020' (H2020) as an associated country. Administrative capacity for H2020 is good, with a nominated network of National Contact Points (NCPs) and representatives in the H2020 Programme Committees. Workshops and information days were organised, and regular "Open Door Days" on specific H2020 topics were held, aimed at increasing participation by bringing together relevant stakeholders. However, based on the first H2020 Statistics, successful participation is very low. Montenegro should assess its current H2020 performance; increase and focus efforts on areas of strategic interest to the country; and stimulate further participation of SMEs in these actions. Participation in EUREKA is also limited. In May, Montenegro became a full member of COST. Montenegro signed the new 2014-2020 Framework Programme for Cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency in October. Montenegro cooperates at regional level as co-signatory of the Regional Strategy on Research for Innovation, with the Central European Initiative, and UNESCO. In December, parliament adopted amendments to the law on scientific research activities. 
Regarding integration into the European Research Area (ERA), Montenegro nominated an observer delegate and regularly attends meetings with the European Research and Innovation Committee; but participation in other related ERA advisory bodies should also be considered.

Document type
  • Policy/Strategy


Publication Year


Geographical focus
  • Montenegro
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on November 11, 2015
Modified on November 11, 2015