Podgorica, 25 June 2019

More than 350,000 euros from the Kingdom of Norway for opening new jobs in Montenegro

The Kingdom of Norway has allocated 350,000 euros for a public call to support new entrepreneurs, micro and small businesses to open new jobs within the "Norway for you - Montenegro" project. Until 10 August 2019, project proposals for grants can be submitted by registered legal entities from 16 municipalities included in the project, and the support can range from 5,000 to 10,000 Euros.

This 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 designed for entrepreneurs, micro and small enterprises oriented towards production and services from Andrijevica, Berane, Bijelo Polje, Cetinje, Danilovgrad, Gusinje, Kolašin, Mojkovac, Nikšić, Petnjica, Plav, Pljevlja, Rožaje, Šavnik, Ulcinj and Žabljak, registered in from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2018.

All businessmen to whom grants are approved will be required to financially contribute with 10 percent in cash from the total eligible project cost. The detailed criteria for the public invitation and the documents for filing the application are available on the website of the project "Norway for you - Montenegro". Information sessions in which all interested parties will be able to get clarifications and more detailed information will be held in July 2019 in several municipalities that are covered by the call.

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).