Western Balkans Investment Framework and the Berlin Process

The Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) is a donor coordination platform that pools funds from various sources, including the European Commission. The WBIF provides financing and technical assistance to strategic investments in the energy, environment, social, transport, and digital infrastructure sectors. It also supports private sector development initiatives.  It is a joint initiative of the EU, financial institutions, bilateral donors, and the governments of the Western Balkans, and a key vehicle for providing support in priority areas of the Berlin Process. 

Ahead of the Berlin Summit, the WBIF has produced a number of new animations, video graphics, and reports. These products highlight results and achievements during the Berlin Process, as well as look ahead to future support under the EU’s Economic and Investment Plan.

  • The Western Balkans Investment Framework annual report shows key results and latest project progress – Annual Report 2020

Also have a look at the video below, which is presenting results and key achievements:

In addition, a number of publications by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, linking to key topics under discussion during the Summit, are also listed below. 

The EU Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans identifies ten investment flagships. It aims to spur long-term recovery, accelerate the green and digital transition, and foster regional cooperation and convergence with the EU.

Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans - brochure

Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans - factsheet

This brochure provides a close-up on the EU connectivity agenda – key results and future investments – for the Western Balkans. 

EU Connectivity Agenda for the Western Balkans - brochure

The EU Green Agenda for the Western Balkans is a new growth strategy for the region, leaping from a traditional economic model to a sustainable economy, in line with the European Green Deal. 

Green Agenda Factsheet

This factsheet provides an overview in brief of EU support to the Western Balkans in tackling COVID-19.

COVID-19 support factsheet

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