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Success story: Montenegro secures €8 million in EU funding for Adriatic-Ionian projects

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Montenegro’s institutions and organizations have achieved notable success in the First Call of the IPA Adriatic-Ionian Programme (IPA ADRION), securing support for 61 projects totaling approximately 8 million euros, according to the Ministry of European Affairs.

In Podgorica, a preliminary meeting with project partners was held today as part of the First Call of the IPA Adriatic-Ionian Programme (IPA ADRION), organized by the Ministry of European Affairs.

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Miloš Marković, Acting Director General of the Directorate for European Funds at the Ministry of European Affairs, congratulated the beneficiaries on their successful applications, highlighting Montenegro’s significant increase in funding compared to the previous IPA II perspective. He emphasized the dedication and capacity of Montenegro’s beneficiaries, pledging continued support from the Ministry throughout the project implementation process.

During the meeting, project partners presented their proposed projects and activities, while the Ministry outlined the support available in collaboration with the Joint Secretariat to ensure successful project execution.

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The Interreg IPA ADRION Programme, co-financed by the European Union, focuses on fostering cooperation among countries in the Adriatic-Ionian region. Montenegro, alongside Italy, Greece, Croatia, Slovenia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Serbia, and San Marino, participates in the programme.

In the First Call, a total of 67 projects, valued at around 85 million euros, were conditionally approved. Montenegrin partners are involved in 54 of these projects, which address various objectives such as strengthening resilience to climate change and natural disasters, promoting the circular economy, supporting environmental conservation, and enhancing sustainable urban mobility.

The contracting process for these projects is expected to conclude by September 2024.

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