About us

The project “Cross-border Institution Building Plus (CBIB+)” is funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by a consortium led by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The project is currently in its third phase, envisaged to last until the end of December 2021.

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.

The focus of our activities is on the management and implementation of 9 IPA CBC programmes 2014-2020 between two WB countries:

Albania and Kosovo*
Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro
Kosovo and North Macedonia
Montenegro and Albania
Montenegro and Kosovo
North Macedonia and Albania
Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina
Serbia and Montenegro
Serbia and North Macedonia