Deadline: 16 November 2017

The European Union (EU) is accepting proposals from eligible organisations for its Cross-border Programme Serbia– Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2014-2020 under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II) allocations for 2014, 2015 and 2016.


  • Improving Sustainable environment planning and promotion of biodiversity
  • Strengthening the cultural identity of the programme area


  • Promoting employment, labour mobility, social and cultural inclusion across the border
  • Protecting the environment, promoting climate change adaptation and mitigation, risk prevention and management
  • Encouraging tourism and cultural and natural heritage

Grant Information

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is € 5.400.000,00.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    • be a legal person and
    • be non-profit-making and
    • be effectively established in either Republic of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the operations with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary, and
    • be a specific type of institution or organisation such as:
      • Central, regional and local government units (ministries, municipalities, departments, agencies) with competencies/responsibilities in thye eligible area in the fields relevant to all (natural protection, water supply, waste water, solid waste management and maintenance and development of cultural and historical heritage)
      • Local tourist organisations
      • Civil society organisations
      • National Parks
      • Chambers of Commerce and Chambers of Crafts and Trades
      • Professional associations, and associations of SMEs
      • Formal and non-formal education and training institutions (e.g. primary schools, VET schools, Universities, etc.)
      • Research, development and innovation (RDI) institutions
      • Agencies for local or regional development
      • public utility companies
      • Cultural institutions such as museums, libraries, orchestras, etc.
      • Sport organizations
    • Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants ifthey are in any of the situations
    • The lead applicant must declare that the lead applicant himself, the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies)are not in any of these situations.
    • The lead applicant must act with co-applicant(s) as specified hereafter.

How to Apply

  • The application procedure consists of two phases:
    • Concept notes
    • Full applications
  • In the first instance, only concept notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application

For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.

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