Fourth Call for Investment Grant Applications Now Open
Prior to this final deadline, potential applicants should pre-register their applications in the WBIF Management Information System by 2 November 2018.
The eligibility criteria for this Call are as follows:
- The Call is open for project proposals in the energy, environment, social, and transport sectors provided that national strategies have been adopted and project proposals are prioritised and identified in the "Single (National) Project Pipeline," as compiled within the remit of National Investment Committees or equivalent national structures.
- Energy, environment, and social projects are not restricted to those already existing in the WBIF pipeline, i.e. applications for new projects may be submitted. However, energy projects must demonstrate a regional impact, with the exception of smart grids in transmission and distribution lines as well as smart meters.
- Transport projects must be part of the Core Network, as defined under the Indicative Extension of the TEN-T Network to the Western Balkans; e.g. only Core airports, Core inland waterway ports, and Core maritime ports, as defined under the Indicative Extension of the TEN-T Network to the Western Balkans, are eligible for investment grants.
EU IPA funds can only be allocated for projects which are relevant for the Connectivity Agenda, i.e. mature energy and transport projects. Environment and social projects can receive funding only from Bilateral Donors' contributions to the European Western Balkans Joint Fund.
Further details on how to apply may be found here.