What we do

What we do

Since its inception in 2009, the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) allocated over €1.4 billion in grants to strategic infrastructure projects with an estimated total cost of more than €22 billion. 

The successful implementation of the investments shows many tangible gains, such as significantly reduced travel times and increased transport safety, more energy from renewable sources, improved educational levels, as well as increased competitiveness. 

These investments will reduce existing barriers making the horizon of European accession visible and obtainable.

Achieved Results (2015 – 2020)

Transport Sustainable Transport

937 km of new roads

energy Clean Energy

123 MW electricity from renewables

Environment Environment & Climate

2.1 million people benefiting from water wastewater systems

Private Sector Development Private Sector

5,905 SMEs financed through WB EDIF

Social Human Capital

96,600 students benefiting from better schools

Digital infrastructure Digital Future

Broadband deployment, data centres, edge and cloud infrastructures

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WBIF 2nd Strategic and 3rd Operational Board Meetings
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23-06-2022

WBIF 2nd Strategic and 3rd Operational Board Meetings

On 21 and 22 June, the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) held its 2nd Strategic Board and 3rd Operat...

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33rd WBIF Project Financiers’ Group Meeting (PFG) 18-19 May 2022
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20-05-2022

33rd WBIF Project Financiers’ Group Meeting (PFG) 18-19 May 2022

On 18 and 19 May 2022, the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) held its 33rd Project Financiers’ Group...

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European Commission launches €3.2 billion investment package in the Western Balkans
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25-02-2022

European Commission launches €3.2 billion investment package in the Western Balkans

Today, the European Commission has unveiled a substantial €3.2 billion investment package to support 21 transp...

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Connectivity Agenda 2015-2020

In 2015, the EU embarked on the ‘Connectivity Agenda’ to harness investment for improving transport and energy infrastructure in the Western Balkans. In the transport sector, those investments target key road and rail routes, inland waterways, and key ports. In the energy sector, they involve electricity and gas transmission, as well as the generation of renewable energy.

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Green Agenda In Line with the European Green Deal

The Green Agenda follows the priorities established by the five pillars covered by the European Green Deal. The objectives of these pillars should be pursued through concrete actions and supported by mechanisms and financial instruments set out in the following sections:

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From Plan to Action - WBIF Key Achievements 2021
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11-11-2022

From Plan to Action - WBIF Key Achievements 2021

WBIF key achievements in 2021 on advancing the implementation of the Economic and Investment Plan for the West...

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Factsheet Trans-Balkan Corridor, Lastva substation; Montenegro (October 2022)
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31-10-2022

Factsheet Trans-Balkan Corridor, Lastva substation; Montenegro (October 2022)

Trans-Balkan Electricity corridor, grid section in Montenegro (October 2022)

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WBIF Endorsed flagships, Berlin Summit November 2022
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31-10-2022

WBIF Endorsed flagships, Berlin Summit November 2022

In 2022, the WBIF stakeholders endorsed 24 flagship projects in key railway, road and waterway interconnection...

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