Infrastructure Project Facility (IPF8)

Western Balkans

This assignment is part of Western Balkan Investment Framework and covers following fields: Energy, Environment, Social, Transport and Digital economy

Project description

The Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) was established in 2009 by EU, EIB, EBRD, CEB and KfW. The purpose of the WBIF is to contribute to the stability, reform and EU accession process in the Western Balkans and enhance harmonisation and cooperation in investments to promote the socio-economic development of the Western Balkans.
The selected investment projects are supported by the Infrastructure Projects Facility – Technical Assistance Window (IPF TA) contracts.
The overall objective of the Technical Assistance (TA) operation is to contribute to the improvement of infrastructures in Western Balkans IPA Beneficiaries.
Specific results include preparation of studies, financial analysis, detailed designs, budget and financing plans, technical documentation as well as procurement and supervision services.
Indirect results will be enhanced collaboration with IFIs though internalization of project preparation techniques by local counterparts as well as an upgrade of beneficiaries’ management skills preparing them to their future utilization of EU structural funds.
CESTRA is partner in IPF8 Consortium which is implementing the Project.

 EU’s support to the development of the Western Balkans

By October 2018, WBIF has awarded 271 grants for an amount of € 842 million supporting 162 projects, with an estimated investment value of € 16.6 billion, for which €5.4 billion of loans have been signed by the Partner Institutions.

LAST UPDATE: 14.09.2020.


Project purpose
The purpose of this TA operation is to support the preparation and implementation of priority investment projects to be financed by a combination of grants and loans in the environment, energy, social, transport and digital sectors.

WB6 countries

European Investment Bank (EIB)

Project period
2019-2023 (ongoing)


Service are related to investment projects in energy, transport, environment and social infrastructure, as follows:

  • Pre-feasibility studies,
  • Feasibility studies and
  • Financial affordability analysis,
  • Detailed designs,
  • Budget and financing plans,
  • Tender documents,
  • Supervision of works and
  • Other technical assistance studies and services.
Beside this, this assignment aims to transfer know-how in project development, project management and financing techniques to the Beneficiaries to enhance talents of local human resources within government institutions, local authorities, municipalities, etc.


Jasna Stojiljković-Milić
Acting Head of Department
Economics and Planning
Tel + 381 11 38 35 040