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European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR)

Montenegro - financial assistance under IPA

Indicative funding allocation 2014-2020: €279.1m (not including the allocation for Cross-border Cooperation)

The priority sectors for funding in this period are: 

  • Democracy & governance

Strengthening democratic institutions and reforming the civil service.

  • Rule of law & fundamental rights

Improving the judiciary (independence, efficiency, accountability) and fighting corruption and organised crime; reforms tackling shortcomings in protecting fundamental rights and minorities.

  • Environment & climate action

Helping the country fully align with the EU standards.

  • Transport

Alignment with EU transport law (acquis); improving internal infrastructure and connections with neighbours.

  • Competitiveness & innovation

Better policy-making and implementation of reforms in economic governance, competitiveness and human resources development.

  • Education, employment and social policies

Better link between education and the labour market needs; implementation of social inclusion policies;   stronger role for consultation between employers and workers.

  • Agriculture& rural development

Competitive and sustainable procedures, better prepared for the implementation of the common agricultural policy and EU standards (food, animal and plant health).

  • Regional and territorial cooperation

Promoting good neighbourly relations and people-to-people cooperation.

How will these priorities be implemented? (general background on IPA)

Other sources of information

For specific information (programme level), see below.

Key figures

Montenegro key figures


Key documents