Potential Applicants

In order to be eligible for a grant the applicants must be non-profit making legal persons, effectively established in either Bosnia and Herzegovina or Montenegro. If, for example, the lead applicant is established in BiH at least one of its co-applicants must be established in Montenegro and vice versa. Detailed eligibility criteria regarding applicants are published in the guidelines for each of the call for proposals.

As an orientation, the type of potential applicants may be the following:

Within Thematic Priority 1 (Promoting employment, labour mobility, social and cultural inclusion across the border):

  • Business development organisations, business associations, employment offices and economic development departments in regional and local governments, centres for social welfare, high education institutions, vocational education and training institutions, social partners and civil society organisations.

Within Thematic Priority 2 (Protecting the environment, promoting climate change adaption and mitigation, risk prevention and management):

  • Country authorities/institutions with competencies/responsibilities in the eligible area, local governments and their institutions; development agencies; organisations (including NGOs) for nature protection and climate change; public bodies responsible for water supply, wastewater and solid waste management, as well as for fire/flood/emergency services.


Within Thematic Priority 3 (Encouraging tourism, cultural and natural heritage):

  • Organisations responsible for maintenance and development of natural and cultural heritage, tourism development organisations, local and regional governments.