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Call: Interreg Balkan-Mediterranean 1st Call

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. In order to achieve these objectives, the Programme focuses on the following Priority Axes (PA):

  • PA1 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • PA2 - Environment
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Interreg Balkan-Mediterranean 1st Call
Description of call
"Interreg Balkan-Mediterranean 1st Call"

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
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details

Total Programme budget: 39.7 million €
The budget is allocated as follows:

  • PA1 - 14.2 million €
  • PA2 - 22.4 million €
Co-financing rate: max. 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

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