The Center for European Perspective (CEP) will continue its work to support the development of an integrated start-up ecosystem in the countries of the Western Balkans. With the new project, which is financially supported by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, CEP, in addition to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo, will spread its activities to Albania, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia.

The main aim of the project titled ‘Establishing an Integrated Start-up Ecosystem in the Western Balkans’ is to establish, consolidate and integrate the start-up ecosystem in the Western Balkans, focusing on start-up entrepreneurs and young people with innovative business ideas. The cooperation between young entrepreneurs in the Western Balkan region is insufficient, very poorly connected and not systematically stimulated, although this is exactly that what young entrepreneurs want. The same derives from CEP’s previous experience and the cooperation with young entrepreneurs from BiH and Kosovo over the past years, which was financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia in the scope of international development cooperation.

The project will be implemented from October 2017 to the end of March 2018. CEP will conduct a series of promotional activities, educational events and will support establishment of a strong network of key start-up stakeholders in all countries in the Western Balkans.

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