Invitation to Info session on the current public call for the transfer of knowledge and implementation of innovative solutions in countries in the region

September 27, 2023


Belgrade, September 28, 2023 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invites all parties interested in the current public call for the transfer of knowledge and implementation of innovative local solutions in the Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Albania, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina to apply for the second online Info session that will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at 12 p.m. via the Zoom platform.

The current public call will be presented in detail at the Info session, and interested candidates will receive answers to all their questions and doubts. The Info session will be held in the Serbian language, with English translation provided. All interested parties can apply via the following link HERE.

The present public call has been issued by UNDP in partnership and cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Serbia. The call is supported by the government of the Republic of Serbia as part of the Official development assistance it provides in order to strengthen economic potential in the aforementioned countries.

The public call is open until October 10, 2023, while all the information (including application instructions, application form, and budget model) is available at Serbia Provides Development Support | United Nations Development Programme ( Applications, as well as questions concerning the application procedure, are submitted via email at

We remind you that this public call is intended for private and public enterprises, universities, and research institutes in the Republic of Serbia, with the aim of transferring knowledge and implementing innovative solutions that may be used to respond to different development challenges and crisis situations in the Republic of North Macedonia, the Republic of Albania, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The public call can be applied by the Serbian entities whose projects contain solutions, products, or services that have already been effectively implemented in Serbia and proven in practice, while also having the potential to be implemented in the region. The projects may include the following fields: food safety and availability, sustainable tourism, and new digital services, solutions, and platforms.

The total amount of funds that would be awarded under this call is 200,000 USD. The maximum amount of a grant (non-refundable financial aid) is 40,000 USD per project, while the applicants are obliged to secure co-financing amounting to at least 20% of the total project costs (this can also be a non-financial contribution, i.e., in-kind support).

Before sending their applications, the entities from the Republic of Serbia that wish to participate in the Challenge, need to establish and develop partnerships with local entities in the country or countries where the proposed solution would be implemented. In this way, the awarded funds would contribute to the transfer of knowledge, innovations, and practices.