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Call: Interreg Balkan-Mediterranean

Acronym BalkanMed
Type of Fund Structural Fund
Description of programme
"Interreg Balkan – Mediterranean"

The "Balkan-Mediterranean" Programme shall promote economic, social, environmental and institutional cohesion and development in the wider area by improving socio-economic competitiveness and institutional capacity in the regions. Its thematic priorities will be connectivity, environment and entrepreneurship.

The “Balkan-Mediterranean 2014-2020” transnational cooperation programme (TNCP) brings together five yet quite diverse countries in many aspects. Diversity and geography include a strong cooperation potential that can bring into better focus important concerns shared by all five participating countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece.

The programme focuses on 2 priority axes:

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Environment
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Interreg Balkan-Mediterranean
Description of call
"Interreg Balkan-Mediterranean"

The present Call for Project Proposals is open to both BalkanMed Programme priorities and to all specific objectives. Project applicants are invited to submit their project application under one of the specific objectives of the Programme listed above. The project objectives and the proposed activities shall be clear and in?line with the Programme priorities and both shall have an impact on the Balkan?Mediterranean area.


Priority Axis 1: Entrepreneurship & Innovation

  • Specific Objective (SO) 1.1: Competitive territories: stimulating business performance and extroversion through transnational linkages,  clusters and networks
  • SO 1.2: Innovative territories: unleashing territorial potential to improve the transnational innovation capacity of the business sector
  • SO 1.3: Territories of knowledge: entrepreneurial learning and knowledge transfer for more competitive SMEs

Priority Axis 2: Environment

  • SO 2.1: Biodiversity: promoting ecological connectivity and transnational ecosystems’ integration
  • SO 2.2: Sustainable territories: fostering transnational cooperation for resource efficiency and climate change resilience
  • SO 2.3: Delivery on environmental legal framework: improving transnational governance capacities


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Thematic Focus Employment, Education, Trade, Innovation, Capacity Building, SME, Art and Culture, Sustainability, Technologies, Environment & biodiversity, Natural ressources, Regional development, Tourism
Funding area Albania / Shqipëria
Bulgaria / България
Cyprus / Κύπρος
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Greece / Ελλάδα (Ellada)
Origin of Applicant Albania / Shqipëria
Bulgaria / България
Cyprus / Κύπρος
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Greece / Ελλάδα (Ellada)
Eligible applicants Education and Training Centres, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Research Institution, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, NGO / NPO, University, Association, Public Services
Applicant details

The partnership scheme cannot be consisted solely of non‐profit bodies governed by private law.

Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details

Projects selected shall involve beneficiaries from at least three (3) participating countries, at least one (1) of which shall be from an EU Member State.

An operation may be implemented in a single country, provided that transnational impacts and benefits are identified.
The partnership scheme must consist of at least three (3) partners and not to exceed a maximum of eight (8) partners, including the Lead Partner.

Recurring Call Yes
Project duration max 24 months
Further info

Maximum 24 months after signing the Subsidy Contract

Type of Funding Grant
Financial details

Project budget requirements:

  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation: min. project budget 500 000 €, max. project budget 1 000 000 €

  • Environment: min. budget 500 000 €, max. project budget 1 500 000 €


Partners budget requirements:

  • ERDF partners: The budget of each ERDF parnter is not lower than 100 000 € to prove its active involvement in the project

  • IPA partners: The budget of IPA partners is not lower than 50 000 € and equal or superior to 5% of the total eligible budget of the project to prove its active involvement in the project


Threshold on the financial balance between partners:

  • One partner must not concentrate more than 35% of the total eligible budget of the project

  • Partners from a single country must not concentrate more than 50% of the total eligible buget of the project


Preparation costs must not exceed 4% and not more than 20,000 € of the total project budget. The preparation costs are eligible if they are incurred and paid between January 1st, 2014 and within one month after the date of submission of the Application Form for the present Call for Project Proposals. Payments made after this date cannot be considered as preparation costs



The EU co?financing rate is 85%


One (1) original paper version officially stamped and signed and one (1) paper copy have to be sent to the MA/ JS following the indication of Guidelines for the Submission of the Application.


Managing Authority of the TNCP ‘Balkan‐Mediterranean 2014‐2020’

65, Leoforos Georgikis Scholis Pilea


Thessaloniki, Greece

Contact Details

Applicants should send their questions electronically to the emails and

All questions will be grouped and the answers will be uploaded at the BalkanMed Programme's websites

Ministry of Economy, Development & Tourism
Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes
Address: 65, Leoforos Georgikis Scholis, Pilea, GR‐57001, Thessaloniki, Greece  
Ms Nikoletta Tatari, Mr Themistoklis Chatzikonstantinou
Tel: +30 2310 469600 ‐ Fax: +30 2310 469602

Ministry of European Integration
Address: Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit, Sheshi Nënë Tereza 1010, Tirana, Albania
Ms Ana Xhilaga, Mr Gentian Xhaxhiu
Tel: +355 (0)4 228623 ext. 455 ‐ Fax: +355 (0)4 256267

Ministry of Regional Development & Public Works, Directorate General ‘Territorial Cooperation Management’
Address: 17‐19 Kiril i Metodi str., 1202, Sofia, Bulgaria
Mr Marius Mladenov
Tel: +359 2 9405 697 ‐ Fax: +359 2 9405 594

Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development
Address: 29 Byron Avenue, 1096 Nicosia, Cyprus Ms Litsa Kastanou,
Ms Evita Michaelides
Tel:+357 22602890,+357 22602860‐ Fax:+357 22666810

Ministry of Local Self ‐Government
Address: Ss Cyril and Methodius 54, Skopje, 1000, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Ms. Mjellma Mehmeti Petersen
Tel: +389 23253932 – Fax: +389 23253930

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