Component I offers transition assistance and institutional capacity building. It is available to candidates and potential candidates. Component I offers technical support to institutions in integration-related reforms.
This type of support transfers the vest practices of countries that already went through the integration process and are now EU members. Montenegro has been using the Component I funds since 2007 through various projects gathered under annual programmes.
So far, Component I funds were used in Montenegro through the following national programmes: IPA 2007, IPA 2008, IPA 2009, IPA 2010, IPA 2011, IPA 2012 i IPA 2013.