The Interreg IPA CBC Programme “Greece – Albania 2014 – 2020” was approved by the European Commission on 30/07/2015 by decision C (2015) 5482. The second modification of the Programme was approved by the European Commission on 14/02/2018 be decision C (2018) 559.
The total budget allocated to the Programme (according to the 2nd Modification) is 54.076.734,00€, out of which 45.965.222,00€ (85%) is Union Support and the 8.111.512,00€ (15%) the National Counterpart.
The overall strategy of the Interreg IPA CBC Programme “Greece – Albania 2014 – 2020” is to find the balance between sustainable regional development and enhancement of cross-border cooperation among local population and regional institutions, in accordance with EU and national policies, in order to address common challenges through joint interventions.
The eligible cross-border area spreads from the Ionia Sea to the Prespa Lakes.
The Programme will be implemented under 4 thematic priorities and is structured as follows:
|Priority Axis||Thematic Priorities||Specific Objectives|
|1. Promotion of the environment, sustainable transport and public infrastructure||(c) Promoting Sustainable transport, information and communication networks and services and investing in cross-border water, waste and energy systems and facilities||1.1 Increase the capacity of cross-border infrastructure in transport, water and waste management|
|(b) Protecting the environment and promoting climate change adaptation and mitigation, risk prevention and management||1.2 Increase the effectiveness of environmental protection and sustainable use of natural resources|
|1.3 Increase energy efficiency and the use of RES|
|1.4 Improve the effectiveness of risk prevention and disaster management with a focus on forest fires|
|2. Boosting the local economy||(d) Encouraging tourism and cultural and natural heritage||2.1 Preserve cultural and natural resources as a prerequisite for tourism development of the cross-border area|
|(g) Enhancing competitiveness, the business environment and the development of small and medium sized enterprises, trade and investment through, inter alia, promotion and support to entrepreneurship, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises, and development of local cross-border markets and internationalisation||2.2 Improve cross-border capacity to support entrepreneurship, business survival and competitiveness|
|3. Technical Assistance||3.1 Effective overall management|
|3.2 Effective communication and Publicity|
The bodies responsible for the Programme management, monitoring and implmentation are the following:
Regulatory Framework In this section you can find the Rules, Regulations and Laws that are related to the Programme and Project Implementation.