The Partner Search facility for the 1st Call for Strategic Project Proposals is now available!
All submitted Project Ideas are available here.
Deadline for applications is 16 May 2016.
Applicants are invited to submit their Strategic Project Proposals targeting both Priority Axes of the Programme between 12 February 2016 and 16 May 2016.
The Programme accepts applications under both Priority Axes:
- Priority Axis 1: Promotion of the environment sustainable transport & public infrastructure
Specific Objective 1.1: Increase the capacity of CB infrastructure in transport, water & waste management
- Priority Axis 2: Boosting the local economy
Specific Objective 2.1: Preserve cultural and natural resources as a prerequisite for tourism development of the cross border area
The Terms of Reference are available for dowload here »
The Application Package is available for download here » (.rar file)
1st Joint Monitoring Committee Meeting of the Interreg IPA II CBC Programme "Greece - Albania 2014 - 2020", in Tirana, Albania
The 1st Joint Monitoring committee Meeting of the Interreg IPA II CBC Programme "Greece - Albania 2014 - 2020" took place on the 11/11/2015 inTirana, Albania.
The Round Table Event will be organised in vlora on the 20th of November 2015 and will concern the beneficiaries participating in projects approved under the IPA CBC Programme "Greece - Albania 2007 -2013".
The Round Table Event will be split per Priority Axis. The scope of the round tables will be as follows:
- Exchange of experiences
- Problems encountered
- Issues on the implementation of approved projects
- Lessons learned
The Ministry of European Integration will organize a launching event in the city of Vlora, on the 20th of November 2015, at 10:00 am in the premises of Vlora International Hotel.
The event will have a considerable visibility impact due to participation of high ranking officials from different institutions, such as Minister of European Integration, Deputy Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic in Albania (tbc), representatives from EU Delegation to Tirana, etc.
The event will attract the attention of local and national media and will involve the relevant local and national stakeholders. Leaflets introducing the new Programme will be available as well.
A partner seminar was held in Tirana, Albania on the 30th and 31st of July 2015.
The respective material can be found here:
A new crossborder "Interreg IPA" programme adopted by the Commission aims to improve the quality of life in the Greece-Albania border regions by promoting sustainable local development.
Corina Crețu, Commissioner for Regional Policy said: "Our cross border programmes provide concrete measures to improve the quality of life and offer new economic opportunities and jobs to people living in the border regions of the European Union and its neighbours. These programmes are an opportunity for regions to find common solutions to shared challenges."
The programme covers eleven (11) border regional units in Greece and four (4) Albanian regions and is worth more than €42 million, with a contribution from the European Union of nearly €36 million from the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA).
The programme will focus on the following two priorities:
1. Protection of the environment, promotion of sustainable transport and public infrastructure;
2. Boosting the local economy.
The investments aim to promote sustainable transport and improve the management of cross border water, waste and energy services. There is also an important focus on mitigating and reversing the negative effects of climate change by measures to support a low emission economy. Moreover, it will boost the local economy by encouraging tourism and preserving cultural and natural resources. The programme will help to enhance competitiveness by supporting entrepreneurship.
Some expected results:
- More water resources used sustainably.
- Reduced energy consumption in the public sector.
- Improved cross border preparedness for managing natural disasters.
- Contribution to growth with the development of tourism.
- Improved cross border capacity to support entrepreneurship.
For more information look through the Programme Documents.