• Empowering cross-border growth for Western Balkans entrepreneurs

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

    WHO

    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.

    WHAT

    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.

    WHERE

    Western Balkans entrepreneurship events and activities

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

    RULES & CONDITIONS

    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. On a quarterly basis, the committee selects qualifying participants from among the applications submitted through the form below.
    3. Upon selection, qualified participants will be offered travel and participation booking by in-country coordinators, or reimbursement of expenses of travel and participation up to EUR 800. The booking of travel happens in coordination with coordinators in the respective countries.
    4. Accommodation for the duration of participation is to be self-funded or otherwise arranged by the participants. 
    5. Upon completion of participation, selected participants are required to participate in a Western Balkans Mobility Fund survey, and to submit a blog 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​, Macedonia

    HUB 387

    Sarajevo​, Bosnia & Herzegovina

    Networks

    Sarajevo​, Bosnia & Herzegovina

    Tehnopolis

    Niksic​, Montenegro

    Digitalizuj.me

    Podgorica​, Montenegro

    Innovation Center Kosovo

    Prishtina​, Kosovo

    Spark Accelerator

    Mostar​, Bosnia & Herzegovina

  • Current offerings

    The applications for 2018 activities have ended. New offerings for 2019 will be added in January. Please come back then to check them out.

  • Western Balkans Mobility Fund testimonials

    Learn about previous program participants' experiences

  • Sign Up

    Interested? Applications for the next Western Balkans Mobility Fund activities will open in January 2019.

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