• Empowering cross-border growth for Western Balkans entrepreneurs

    Western Balkans Mobility Fund is a program to assist entrepreneurs in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia to connect to peers and opportunities in the region.

  • Western Balkans Mobility Fund

    The Western Mobility Fund supports entrepreneurs in the Western Balkans, assisting them in forging meaningful relationships with peers, investors, and partners across the region. Qualifying entrepreneurs can apply for Western Balkans Mobility Fund support to attend events and activities hosted by partner organizations outside their home country.


    Western Balkans entrepreneurs

    Western Balkans Mobility Fund applications are open for all entrepreneurs that are members or program participants of Western Balkans Mobility Fund partners. For a complete overview of partner organizations, see below under Partners.


    Participation in events, workshops, and pitch competitions

    Western Balkans Mobility Fund supports participation in pitch competition, workshop, or conference in another Western Balkans country. For a complete overview of partner organizations, see below under Offerings.


    Western Balkans entrepreneurship events and activities

    Western Balkans Mobility Fund is open for all participants from partners in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia, for taking part in the current Western Balkans Mobility Fund offerings. For a complete overview of partner organizations, see below under Offerings.


    Western Balkans Mobility Fund workflow and process

    1. The Western Balkans Mobility Fund team selects and publishes offerings, in collaboration with the partners, on a quarterly basis. 
    2. A selection committee, composed of hub representatives from the six Western Balkan countries, GIZ representatives and a consultant, meets each quarter and selects qualified participants who have registered to participate in the events offered, on the basis of the applications submitted through the online form on this website.
    3. Once selected, participants will be reimbursed travel expenses and possible participation fees up to a total value of EUR 800. The booking of the travels will be made in consultation with GIZ coordinators in the respective countries.
    4. The accommodation costs of the selected participants during the events will be borne by the participants themselves.
    5. Upon completion of their participation in the events, the selected participants are obliged to take part in a survey of the Western Balkans Mobility Fund, in which they submit a short description in few sentences or video entry about their trip and lessons learned.
    6. Each individual participant is eligible for one Western Balkans Mobility Fund support grant per year.
  • Our partners

    Here is an overview of the events, incubators, and accelerators that we work with:

    Center for Information & Development

    Tirana​, Albania

    Protik ICT Resource Center

    Tirana​, Albania

    Center for Technology Transfer

    Belgrade​, Serbia

    SmartUp - Social Innovation Lab

    Skopje​, North Macedonia

    HUB 387

    Sarajevo​, Bosnia & Herzegovina


    Sarajevo​, Bosnia & Herzegovina


    Niksic​, Montenegro


    Podgorica​, Montenegro

    Innovation Center Kosovo

    Prishtina​, Kosovo

    Startup Macedonia

    Skopje​, North Macedonia


    Skopje​, North Macedonia


    Tirana​, Albania

  • Current offerings

    Due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in Europe, these events are no longer available:

    CANCELED -- Western Balkans Digital Summit 2020

    Tirana, Albania

    April 1-3, 2020

    Largest annual gathering of business, government, and innovation in the Western Balkans. CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.

    CANCELED -- TRACTION Camp Western Balkans in Tirana

    Tirana, Albania

    April 1-2, 2020

    TRACTION Camp is a three-day market-readiness training for startups with a product/MVP. Please check details and program on the TRACTION Camp website below.

  • Western Balkans Mobility Fund testimonials

    Learn about previous program participants' experiences

  • Sign Up

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  • Contact Us

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