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 fourth phase, envisaged to last until the end of November 2018, with the overall budget of €2 million.

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 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Albania

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Kosovo*

Montenegro – Kosovo*

Serbia – Bosnia and Herzegovina

Serbia – Montenegro