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 May 2025.

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 between two WB beneficiaries:

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

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence