In December 2018, an additional funding of EUR 10m was contracted to support Youth Employment lending in the Western Balkans Beneficiaries Economies (“WB EDIF GF Youth Employment”), which could provide up to EUR 85m of loans to SMEs.

The Call for Expression of Interest was published in March 2019 and five banks have been selected. WB EDIF GF Youth Employment is a dedicated Youth Employment window to improve access to finance for SMEs in all Western Balkan Beneficiary Economies with a view to support youth employment in the region.

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