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 11 IPA CBC programmes between two WB countries:

Albania – Kosovo*
Albania – Montenegro
Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro
Croatia – Bosnia and Herzegovina (only under the financial cycle 2007-2013)
Croatia – Montenegro (only under the financial cycle 2007-2013)
Croatia – Serbia (only under the financial cycle 2007-2013)
The Republic of North Macedonia – Albania
The Republic of North Macedonia – Kosovo
Montenegro – Kosovo
Serbia – Bosnia and Herzegovina
Serbia – Montenegro
Serbia - the Republic of North Macedonia