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CFP NFYMNE 01-2021

Closed on: Sunday, 12 December 2021 12:00 CET

Post date: Monday, 1 November 2021

Call for Proposals Support to Small Businesses in Montenegro

How to apply?

  • Applications must be submitted exclusively to the e-mail
  • The applicant must submit application forms only in English language.
  • All necessary forms for the application can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page.

Objective of the call

To contribute to the development and growth of small businesses in Montenegro by enhancing the competitiveness of small businesses through their transformation with the support of the stakeholders’ ecosystem.

Priority areas

  1. Digitalisation of small businesses - digitalization of production and sales and enhancing ecommerce, adjusting the business and/or production  processes to suit the new market demand, introduction or improvement of product and/or service delivery systems, enable introduction of innovations in small businesses;

  2. Greening of small businesses, introducing circular economy and innovation approaches - activities contributing to the protection of the environment and reducing negative impact to the environment (greening of the businesses) and climate change; Introduction of eco-friendly production approach and products; introducing principles of circular economy and innovation approaches in their business models;

  3. Building resilience of small businesses - building the capacity to implement emergency management and Business continuity management solutions; enhancing the quality of existing or the development of new products; introducing enterprise resources planning in business operations of the small businesses;

  4. Marketing and internationalisation of small businesses - expanding to the new markets through networking activities, preparation and participation at virtual promotion events and other online business platforms; improvements in product design, packaging and branding;

  5. Standardisation of small businesses - improvement of quality management systems and implementation of quality control measures; upgrading businesses to meet quality or food safety standards; introducing new or improvement of  existing technological processes and quality of products/services and/or introduction of new products or services; implementation of standards required for market expansion;

  6. Financial instruments - training and/or preparation for potential sources of funding for small businesses;

  7. Capacity building for Business Support Entities - activities clearly contributing to the enhancement of BSE capacities in relation to the support to small businesses, which can include different forms of capacity building activities for BSEs staff. Procurement of equipment can be included, provided strong justification. 

Who can apply?

Business incubators and hubs, research centers, academic institutions, business support civil society organizations, business associations, development agencies and other entities with a mandate to support small business development on a non-profit basis, in partnership with one or more local self-governments. 


Total Indicative Budget: 200,000 EUR.

Applicant’s contribution

The applicants are not obliged to provide financial contribution.


Up to nine (9) months.

Additional Information

Interested parties can get more information at the information sessions, which will be held according to the established schedule:

9 November 2021 – Podgorica (10:30AM Hotel Ramada, in-person and online)

11 November 2021 – Bijelo Polje (11AM Hotel Franca, in person only)

Online informative session about the Public Call