The EU-funded multi-beneficiary project ‘Cross-Border Institution Building (CBIB+) Phase II’ will publish a forecast contest to award three prizes for research papers in relation to the cross-border cooperation programmes between beneficiary countries (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, as well as Kosovo*), financed under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (2007-2013 IPA).

The forecast will be published by 30 June 2016 at on the page Funding opportunities under the Project section.

Contestants will have at least 6 months to submit research papers from the date of publication of the rules of contest (usually one month after the publication of the forecast notice). Contestants will also have a possibility to address questions or request additional information on the contest via the email address indicated in the rules of contest.

*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