Western Balkans Fund

Acronym
WBF
Description

WBF is an international organization established by the governments of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, FYR of Macedonia and Serbia.

The governing bodies of the Fund are the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, the Council of Senior Officials, the Executive Director and the Secretariat.  The seat of the Fund Secretariat is in Tirana.

WBF will finance small and medium projects with the objective of increasing regional and cross-border cooperation and strengthening regional cohesion in these key areas:

  • Cultural cooperation;
  • Education;
  • Research and Scientific exchanges;
  • Sustainable Development;
  • Cross-border and Youth cooperation.

In general, projects financed by the Fund will require co-financing commitment by the grant beneficiaries and each project should require participation from at least three of the Western Balkans Parties of WBF.

The Purpose of the WBF is to enhance cooperation, to strengthen the relations between its members and to promote common values between citizens, civil society and institutions in the region, through people to people contacts.

The  Fund aims to achieve its goals by supporting common regional projects,  by bringing people together  for sharing mutual experiences, aware of values, traditions and culture of their respective countries and as well, our beautiful and common region, as a whole. 

The process of preparation and implementation of projects by regional actors, representatives of civil society, business community, local institutions, etc., will serve to increase the capacities, to prepare larger and more complex projects, in the future.

Source: WBF

Type
  • Agency/Fund
Country
Albania
Geographical focus
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Anna Sirocco on October 12, 2016
Modified on October 12, 2016