Podgorica, 19 August 2019

Until 20 September Extended Deadline for Applications within the Public Call and New Info-Sessions for Entrepreneurs, Micro and Small Enterprises

The deadline for new entrepreneurs and existing businesses to submit project proposals for the Kingdom of Norway grant through the “Norway for You – Montenegro“ Project has been extended until 20 September 2019. The Kingdom of Norway has earmarked 350,000 Euros for economic activities that will contribute to job creation in 16 municipalities covered by the Project, with a support value of between 5,000 and 10,000 Euros.

The Public Call aims to increase employment opportunities in undeveloped areas of Montenegro through the development of the private sector by creating new jobs. The Call is pointed to the entrepreneurs, micro and small enterprises from Andrijevica, Berane, Bijelo Polje, Cetinje, Danilovgrad, Gusinje, Kolašin, Mojkovac, Nikšić, Petnjica, Plav, Pljevlja, Rozaje, Savnik, Ulcinj and Žabljak oriented towards production and services. With the extension of the deadline for application, the invitation was extended to all businesses registered from 1 May 2009 until 1 May 2019.

All businesses awarded with the grant will be required to make a financial contribution of 10% in cash from the total eligible costs of the project. Detailed criteria for the Call for Proposals and the application document are available on the project website www.norveskazavas.me. Additional information sessions, at which the project representatives will provide interested parties with all clarifications and additional information, will be held in Bijelo Polje, Berane, Žabljak and Nikšić at the beginning of September 2019, according to the established schedule:

Tuesday, 3 September 2019 - Cetinje, Business Centre (Bulevar crnogorskih heroja bb), at 10 AM;

Wednesday, 4 September 2019 - Žabljak,  Municipality of Žabljak (Trg durmitorskih ratnika 1), at 11 AM;

Thursday, 5 September 2019 - Mojkovac, Municipality of Mojkovac, Multimedia Hall, (Trg Ljubomira Bakoča bb),  at 11 AM;

Friday, 6 September 2019 - Andrijevica, Municipality of Andrijevica (Branka Deletića bb), at 10 AM.

The "Norway for you - Montenegro" project aims to contribute to the balanced socio-economic development of Montenegro, through increasing employment opportunities, supporting social cohesion and improving local infrastructure in less developed municipalities of Montenegro. The project is funded by the Kingdom of Norway with EUR 1.4 million, and field activities are carried out by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).