Montenegro

Population 0.6 million

Montenegro is a candidate country for EU membership. Working closely with the EU, Montenegro is making progress towards modernising its economy and undertaking political and institutional improvements to reach the standards required for EU membership.

 

The EU is the country’s number one political and economic partner and largest provider of financial assistance. Cooperation and funding covers many fields – climate action, agriculture, infrastructure, culture and education, to name but a few. With this support, the EU aims to make a tangible difference to people’s lives and help the country progress on its European path.

Opportunities

Culture and youth, Innovation and skills, Regional cooperation

Make your school a Superschool

The Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) has opened a call for secondary school exchanges in the Western Balkans. The programme is an opportunity for schools, students, and teachers to implement school-to-school exchanges as well as other capacity building, networking and cooperation activities.

Training courses & educational programmes
Students & young people, Universities & educational establishments
28/10/2021
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Latest news

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#ErasmusDays 2021: three days to learn everything about the programme

15 October 2021
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Young European Ambassadors embrace green activism

15 October 2021
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YEA “Voices from the Western Balkans” at EYE 2021

15 October 2021
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Western Balkans Digital Summit opens in Podgorica

12 October 2021
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EU and Western Balkans launch a joint Innovation Agenda

11 October 2021
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EU-Western Balkans meet in summit at Brdo pri Kranju – Sign Declaration

6 October 2021
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Make your school a Superschool

5 October 2021
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President von der Leyen wraps up Western Balkans visit

1 October 2021
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Winners of the 2021 EU Award for Roma Integration in the Western Balkans and Turkey announced

29 September 2021
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President Von der Leyen visits the Western Balkans

29 September 2021
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EU supporting the Western Balkans to combat cross-border crime

29 September 2021
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Italy to host EU-Balkan Youth Forum in November

29 September 2021
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Working together to protect marine life: #EUBeachCleanup Albania

20 September 2021
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€14.2 billion to help accession countries implementing EU-related reforms

16 September 2021
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“The Future is on Tracks” Western Balkans Rail Summit

16 September 2021
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Join the 2021 European Researchers’ Night

13 September 2021
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EU-Western Balkans meeting on fight against firearms trafficking

9 September 2021
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Young people meet to challenge history and shape a shared future

6 September 2021
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Young European Ambassadors celebrate first birthday

25 August 2021
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Vote for the next group of Young European Ambassadors!

23 August 2021
Montenegro
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EU Ambassador to Montenegro visits EU projects in Tivat

12 August 2021
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EU supports workshop on writing stories on war crime victims’ experiences

6 August 2021
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EU supports Montenegro to increase protection of victims in courts

2 August 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU funds a bicycle race promoting cross border tourism

2 August 2021
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Montenegro wants municipalities to engage more in EU process

2 August 2021
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EU expertise now available as TAIEX webinars

23 July 2021
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EU allocates €13.5 million for civil society in the Western Balkans

13 July 2021
Montenegro
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Yes, you! – a great opportunity for young people in Montenegro

13 July 2021
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The deadline for a new call for Young European Ambassadors extended to 30 July

12 July 2021
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YEAs go to EXIT Festival

12 July 2021
Albania
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New call for Albania-Montenegro cross-border projects

9 July 2021
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Young people create regional youth agenda for the Western Balkans

9 July 2021
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EU funded PowerUP programme announces winners of Western Balkan Excellence Award

6 July 2021
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Berlin Summit: Western Balkans strengthen regional cooperation and foster closer ties with the EU

6 July 2021
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EU promotes sustainable fashion through a festival in Montenegro

5 July 2021
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The Western Balkans becomes a roaming free zone

1 July 2021
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Western Balkans Youth Forum 2021 kicks off today!

29 June 2021
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The pandemic reshapes TAIEX and Twinning

26 June 2021
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EU Awards for Investigative Journalism presented in Montenegro

17 June 2021
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Commissioner Várhelyi at Tirana Summit with the Western Balkans leaders

11 June 2021
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Pandemic-proof local food shopping in Montenegro

11 June 2021
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New call for Young European Ambassadors

9 June 2021
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Street performance against corruption in Podgorica

4 June 2021
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Political agreement on €14.2 billion Pre-Accession Assistance Instrument

4 June 2021
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EU disburses a further €460 million to mitigate economic fallout of COVID-19

2 June 2021
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The RCC presents winners of the BALKATHON 2.0 competition

2 June 2021
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Young designer from Albania wins Berlin Process logo competition

2 June 2021
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Training programme for CSOs in the Western Balkans and Turkey

2 June 2021
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Grants for promoting digital agenda for Western Balkan CSOs

28 May 2021
Kosovo
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New call for cross border projects Montenegro-Kosovo

28 May 2021
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Open call for storytelling workshop for young people

28 May 2021
Montenegro
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Investing in climate resilience in Montenegro and Serbia

28 May 2021
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Over €2 billion from EU to support culture, including Western Balkans

28 May 2021
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EU invests an additional €40 million to help ease impact of COVID-19 crisis

20 May 2021
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Western Balkan Youth Talks: how can the EU connect better with youth?

11 May 2021
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EU Cohesion policy: EUSAIR kicks-off its 6th Annual Forum

11 May 2021
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#EuropeDay – the EU throws open its virtual doors!

7 May 2021
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Commissioner Várhelyi travels to the Western Balkans as first EU funded vaccines arrive

3 May 2021
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EU Open Data Days – Shaping our future with open data

30 April 2021
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EU and EFSE unleash additional €40 million in response to the pandemic

30 April 2021
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TAIEX flagship event: taking the European Green Deal beyond EU borders

29 April 2021
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The EU supports Western Balkans with a new project on prevention of radicalisation

23 April 2021
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The EU and Austria secure COVID-19 vaccines for the Western Balkans

23 April 2021
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The Power of a Hashtag – Online Youth Activism Event

13 April 2021
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Balkan Trafik festival celebrates its 15th anniversary online

13 April 2021
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The house of Nobel laureate Ivo Andrić in Montenegro turned into an Eco-museum

7 April 2021
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Call for proposals for youth employability in Montenegro

5 April 2021
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Erasmus+ brings over €26.2 billion to support mobility and cooperation

31 March 2021
Montenegro
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EU provides up to €60 million in highly favourable loans to Montenegro

31 March 2021
Montenegro
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COVID-19: EU delivers medical items to Montenegro and North Macedonia

29 March 2021
Montenegro
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EBRD and EU launch energy efficiency programme for homes in Montenegro

19 March 2021
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New Youth Newsroom for young journalists in South East Europe and Turkey

17 March 2021
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Albania, Montenegro and Serbia set to benefit from additional support to fight pandemic

11 March 2021
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EFSE facilitates prizes and visibility for women entrepreneurs in tech

5 March 2021
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EU and UN Women address the violence against women in the Western Balkans

5 March 2021
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RCC webinars on tourism products for new markets

5 March 2021
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RCC awards six innovative digital solution projects on tourism in the Western Balkans

2 March 2021
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Skills gap growing in EU neighbourhood

24 February 2021
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European Research Council kicks off Horizon Europe for 2021

22 February 2021
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EU supports vaccination efforts in the Western Balkans

19 February 2021
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EU launches the secretariat of a new initiative for coal regions in transition

19 February 2021
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RYCO and EU fund new project in Montenegro

18 February 2021
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Montenegro improves its Customs online system

15 February 2021
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Coronavirus: EU sends further medical material to neighbouring countries

11 February 2021
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Applications now open for 2021 EU Award for Roma integration

8 February 2021
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The EIB Group boosts financing for the Western Balkans in 2020

3 February 2021
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Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) launches the 2021 Social Cohesion Award to recognise outstanding social action in Europe

22 January 2021
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EU continues to help the Roma community in Montenegro

22 December 2020
Montenegro
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The first hackathon dedicated to climate change in Montenegro

22 December 2020
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The Regional Cooperation Council and UNDP launch Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative

10 December 2020
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Statement by High Representative / Vice-President Borrell and Commissioner Várhelyi on the elections

1 September 2020
Montenegro
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Team Europe: fighting the pandemic and infodemic in the Western Balkans, including Montenegro

6 August 2020
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High Representative / Vice President Josep Borrell met with the Prime Minister of Montenegro Duško Marković

14 July 2020

Key milestones

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2008

December

Application for EU Membership

2010

May

Entry into force of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement

2010

December

Candidate country status granted

2012

June

EU Accession Negotiations opened

2020

June

After eight years of accession negotiations all the 33 screened chapters have been opened, of which 3 are provisionally closed.

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