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Montenegro - financial assistance

Montenegro - financial assistance under IPA II

Funding allocation2014-2020: €270.5m (not including the allocation for Cross-border Cooperation)

The priority sectors for funding in this period are: 

  • Democracy & governance

Strengthening democratic institutions and reforming the civil service.

  • Rule of law & fundamental rights

Improving the judiciary (independence, efficiency, accountability) and fighting corruption and organised crime; reforms tackling shortcomings in protecting fundamental rights and minorities.

  • Environment & climate action

Helping the country fully align with the EU standards.

  • Transport

Alignment with EU transport law (acquis); improving internal infrastructure and connections with neighbours.

  • Competitiveness & innovation

Better policy-making and implementation of reforms in economic governance, competitiveness and human resources development.

  •  Education, employment and social policies

Better link between education and the labour market needs; implementation of social inclusion policies;   stronger role for consultation between employers and workers.

  • Agriculture& rural development

Competitive and sustainable procedures, better prepared for the implementation of the common agricultural policy and EU standards (food, animal and plant health).

  • Regional and territorial cooperation

Promoting good neighbourly relations and people-to-people cooperation.

How will these priorities be implemented? (general background on IPA)


Other sources of information

Selected projects

For specific information (programme level), see below.

IPA II 2014-2020: Country Action Programmes

2015 - 2017



IPA II 2014-2020: Cross-Border Cooperation Programmes

IPA 2007-2013: Transition Assistance and Institution Building

One part of the assistance (Component I) focuses on implementing the main priorities of the European partnership. In particular it involves investment and measures aiming at institution building, as well as transition and stabilisation measures still necessary in the Western Balkans. It is delivered through annual national and multi-beneficiary programmes.

National programmes & Project fiches

2012 - 2013 part 2

2012 - 2013 part 1






The purpose of support under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) programme is to help candidate and potential candidate countries and territories – the Beneficiaries – to progress towards fully meeting the Copenhagen political and economic criteria as well as adopting and implementing the EU acquis. The Multi-beneficiary actions will complement and add value to the support given under the National Programmes.

IPA 2007-2013: Cross-Border Cooperation Programmes

The other part of the assistance (Component II) supports cross-border cooperation activities between Montenegro and EU member states as well as with candidate and potential candidate countries. It may also help Montenegro participate in Structural Funds' trans-national co-operation programmes under the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument.

Multi-annual Cross-border co-operation programme with neighbouring Candidate or Potential Candidate Countries



Cross-border decisions




Programme on financing the participation of Montenegro in the ERDF European Territorial Co-operation transnational programme



Other programmes


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