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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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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Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) 1st Strategic and Operational Board Meetings
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20-12-2021

Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) 1st Strategic and Operational Board Meetings

On 16 and 17 December, the Western Balkan Investment Framework held its 1st meeting of the Strategic and Opera...

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32nd WBIF Project Financiers’ Group Meeting (PFG) 18-19 November 2021
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22-11-2021

32nd WBIF Project Financiers’ Group Meeting (PFG) 18-19 November 2021

The Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) held its 32nd Project Financiers’ Group Meeting (PFG) on 18 an...

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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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WBIF Newsletter April 2022
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08-04-2022

WBIF Newsletter April 2022

WBIF Newsletter April 2022

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WBIF 2022 Endorsed Flagship Projects
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25-02-2022

WBIF 2022 Endorsed Flagship Projects

The WBIF, on 23 February 2022, endorsed 21 flagship projects in key railway, road and waterway interconnection...

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WBIF Bilateral Donors
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01-11-2021

WBIF Bilateral Donors

WBIF Bilateral Donors factsheet (last updated in November 2021).

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