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1 March 2018

Digital cities: call for proposals 2018

Connecting cities in the UK and Western Balkans through the digital industries

This is an open call for UK companies wishing to apply for mobility grants, to visit one of the 14 Western Balkans (WB) hubs and digital businesses participating in the Digital Cities project.

Digital industry professionals and SMEs resident in the UK are eligible to apply, and must work in one of three key areas:

  • Digitalising cities
  • Innovation in creative industries
  • Digital education

You must be either a tech start-up, digital and creative hub or digital micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (SME).

Grants are available for UK digital professionals to apply for travel to WB countries for up to 10 days in the period 1 – 25 March 2018. The aims of the mobility grants are to encourage learning and skills exchange between SMEs in the UK and WB. Mobility grants should support professional development and can focus on shadowing, staff exchange and sharing learning for professional development reasons. The maximum all-inclusive grant amount available is £2,000.

The call for proposals is part of a wider programme which connects 12 cities across the UK, 12 cities across the Western Balkans, including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, through digital industries. 

Digital Cities project builds on the focus on economic growth through the enhancement of digital capability in preparation for the Western Balkans Summit planned for the UK in summer 2018.

For more information and how to apply please read:

Enquiries about the call or about the application process and your tender response should be submitted to

Deadline: 3 March 2018, 17.00 GMT.

The programme is implemented by the British Council, in partnership with Creative England in the UK and Culture Code in Western Balkans and funded by the UK Government.