Policy background

Montenegro participates in the EU Research and Innovation programmes since 2008. Montenegro’s strengths in Horizon 2020 are in the fields of Health and in Energy. The overall performance of Montenegro in Horizon 202 has been improving substantially over the past years. Montenegro is the first country in the Western Balkans having completed the development of a Smart Specialisation Strategy. In the Smart Specialisation Strategy implementation phase, the focus will be on strengthening innovation related aspects, which is underlined by the good number of Montenegrin participants in the Innovation in SMEs part of Horizon 2020.

Horizon 2020 key figures

Funding opportunities

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).

International cooperation in Horizon 2020

Projects and results

Research project database (CORDIS)

The Commission's primary portal for results of EU-funded research projects. Here you can find International cooperation projects related to Montenegro.

EU funded projects

Examples of international cooperation projects

The South East European International Institute for Sustainable Technologies (SEEIIST), a Hadron Cancer Therapy and Biomedical Research facility in South East Europe. The Institute will be a regional Centre of Excellence based on the state-of-art sustainable technology, which will assure high competitiveness to the rest of Europe. The next stage in the implementation of the initiative is the Preparatory phase consisting of the development of the Concept Design Study, Business Plan and Site requirements

Success stories relating to Montenegro


National Contact Points

The National Contact Points (NCPs) provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in Horizon 2020.

European Commission

Senior Expert
DG Research and Innovation, Unit R&I 05 Horizon Europe Association

Telephone: +32 229 69615 | email: Bernhard.Fabianek@ec.europa.eu