IEC Tehnopolis participated in the first Fair of European projects organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro and the Office for European Integration.
The event held on May 30, near the Petrovic Castle in Krusevac in Podgorica, was opened by the President of the Chamber of Commerce Vlastimir Golubovic, the chief negotiator with the EU and national IPA coordinator – Zorka Kordic and the European Union Ambassador to Montenegro – Cristina Oana Popa.
On that occasion, it was said that the Fair is an excellent opportunity to point out the importance of further accelerated European path of our country and the benefits that are available during the negotiation process.
According to Ms Kordic, cross-border and transnational cooperation programs provide an opportunity for countries in the accession process to exchange experiences and knowledge and to adopt European standards in various areas in cooperation with member states and stress that significant funds for Montenegro are allocated through Cosme and Horizon Europe programs.
Numerous visitors had the opportunity to get acquainted with 17 projects currently implemented by IEC Tehnopolis, which are funded by national and international donors, as follows:
• Interreg IPA CBC Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina-Montenegro – 2CODE, CROWN, GreenCBC, iNnovaNET;
• Interreg IPA CBC Italy-Albania-Montenegro – BRE, BioTourS, AWeS0Me, SkEye;
• Danube Transnational Program – DanubePeerChains, CSSC Lab;
• Interreg Mediterranean Transnational Cooperation Program – BLUE BIO MED;
• Interreg V-B Adriatic-Ionian Transnational Program (ADRION) – BLUEAIR;
• Erasmus + program – VIRAL, BlueWBC;
• Ministry of Science of Montenegro – UHURA;
• Regional Office for Cooperation with Youth RYCO, Groupe SOS Pulse, Franco-German Youth Office, South East Europe Youth Network (SEEYN) and Institut Francais – RISE;
• GIZ – Balkan Hubs.
In addition, the visitors got acquainted with the projects implemented by the Chamber and the Office for European Integration, and the activities of the Ministry of Economic Development, Investment Development Fund, Science and Technology Park, and the fair was attended by
representatives of companies with experience in project implementation – Luka Bar, Luka Kotor, Airports of Montenegro and Lipska Cave.
During the fair, opportunities for participation in projects financed from EU funds, as well as other national funding programs were presented.
The fair of European projects aroused great interest, so the stands of institutions and companies were visited by numerous visitors, among whom were representatives of the business community, state administration, the diplomatic corps, the NGO sector and others.