EU for Montenegro

The European Union is the largest donor and investor in Montenegro. Since 2007, it has allocated more than 610 million euros in grants in order to improve the lives of Montenegrin citizens. Through hundreds of projects implemented together with state and local authorities, civil society organisations, businesses and citizens, the European Union has been making a substantive difference in Montenegro over the past 15 years.

It builds schools, homes and farms and invests money in the production of healthy food. It improves and modernises healthcare services. It provides support to the complex public administration reform, but also to the unemployed, giving them a chance to start their own businesses. It protects Montenegrin rivers, lakes, forests and meadows, trying to instil European nature protection standards. It provides young people with the opportunity to study abroad, but also to acquire new knowledge and skills through informal learning. It is especially devoted to helping vulnerable groups, and as a result, women, minorities, the LGBT community, young people and people with disabilities today have more rights and better protection thanks to EU investments.

The European Union is able to achieve all of this partly through the well-known Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA), by means of which the European Union helps Montenegro build strong democratic institutions, strengthen the rule of law, implement public administration reform, ensure greater respect for human rights, promote gender equality, strengthen civil society, enhance regional cooperation, enable sustainable development and reduce poverty. The aim is to encourage fundamental democratic and economic reforms in the country so it could better prepare for full membership and functioning within the EU system. At the same time, it closely monitors results in accession negotiations, assisting Montenegro to adopt the EU acquis and be able to implement it effectively.

In this way, the European Union wants the citizens of Montenegro to experience concrete benefits and progress in their lives already now, not just when the country becomes part of the Union. Here you can read how the EU is making an effort to achieve its goal – through a clear and practical overview of EU projects in 14 different areas. Explore our website and feel free to contact us if you need additional information.

Sectors

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Human rights

Did you know that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the most translated document in the world, available in 370 languages? No doubt, there is a lot to know about human rights. As one of the founding principles of the European Union (EU), human rights lie at its core.

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Cross-border cooperation

Life in cross border areas is specific and can bring benefits, but also challenges for its citizens. They usually have similar way of living and share same habits, culture and tradition, even goods and land. That is why Cross Border Cooperation (CBC) is a key element of the EU policy towards its neighbours. It is developed to support promoting good neighbourly relations, fostering EU integration and enhancing socio-economic development.

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Civil society

There is no doubt that civil society is one of the most used concepts nowadays. It is often called the “third sector”. Wonder why? That is because civil society is seen as a driver of change, which has the power to hold public and private sectors to account for their commitments. 

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Agriculture

There is no doubt that civil society is one of the most used concepts nowadays. It is often called the “third sector”. Wonder why? That is because civil society is seen as a driver of change, which has the power to hold public and private sectors to account for their commitments. 

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Connectivity

There is no doubt that civil society is one of the most used concepts nowadays. It is often called the “third sector”. Wonder why? That is because civil society is seen as a driver of change, which has the power to hold public and private sectors to account for their commitments. 

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Environment and climate change

There is no doubt that civil society is one of the most used concepts nowadays. It is often called the “third sector”. Wonder why? That is because civil society is seen as a driver of change, which has the power to hold public and private sectors to account for their commitments. 

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Education

There is no doubt that civil society is one of the most used concepts nowadays. It is often called the “third sector”. Wonder why? That is because civil society is seen as a driver of change, which has the power to hold public and private sectors to account for their commitments. 

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Jobs

There is no doubt that civil society is one of the most used concepts nowadays. It is often called the “third sector”. Wonder why? That is because civil society is seen as a driver of change, which has the power to hold public and private sectors to account for their commitments. 

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Rule of law

There is no doubt that civil society is one of the most used concepts nowadays. It is often called the “third sector”. Wonder why? That is because civil society is seen as a driver of change, which has the power to hold public and private sectors to account for their commitments. 

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Media

There is no doubt that civil society is one of the most used concepts nowadays. It is often called the “third sector”. Wonder why? That is because civil society is seen as a driver of change, which has the power to hold public and private sectors to account for their commitments. 

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Customs

There is no doubt that civil society is one of the most used concepts nowadays. It is often called the “third sector”. Wonder why? That is because civil society is seen as a driver of change, which has the power to hold public and private sectors to account for their commitments. 

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Public administation

There is no doubt that civil society is one of the most used concepts nowadays. It is often called the “third sector”. Wonder why? That is because civil society is seen as a driver of change, which has the power to hold public and private sectors to account for their commitments. 

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Health

There is no doubt that civil society is one of the most used concepts nowadays. It is often called the “third sector”. Wonder why? That is because civil society is seen as a driver of change, which has the power to hold public and private sectors to account for their commitments. 

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COVID

There is no doubt that civil society is one of the most used concepts nowadays. It is often called the “third sector”. Wonder why? That is because civil society is seen as a driver of change, which has the power to hold public and private sectors to account for their commitments. 

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