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Call: IPA Bulgaria-Turkey

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Programme
IPA CBC Bulgaria – Turkey
Type of Fund Structural Funds
Description of programme
"IPA CBC Bulgaria – Turkey"

The overall aim of the IPA II CBC Programme Bulgaria-Turkey is:
Strengthening the Bulgaria-Turkey cross-border cooperation capacity in the field of nature protection and sustainable tourism, leading to enhancement of European territorial cohesion.

IPA Bulgaria-Turkey includes the following priority axes:
Priorita Axis 1 Environment
Priorita Axis 2 Sustainable tourism
Priorita Axis 3 Technical Assistance

Sustainable growth, sustainable use of resources, is directly tackled by the Programme’s priority axis 1 “Environment”, covering the preservation of the environment as one of the most important assets of the area as well as disaster management, depicting a typical cross-border issue of major relevance for the area; sustainable development is therefore one of the main principles of the CBC Programme.

A strong relation to inclusive growth is visible for priority axis 2 “Sustainable Tourism”. This thematic field aims at capitalising the region’s natural, cultural and historical heritage. Competitiveness in general is regarded as a cross-cutting basis for regional development in the area. The IPA II CBC Programme Bulgaria-Turkey directly contributes to the flagship initiatives “Youth on the move”, “Resource efficient Europe”, and “Agenda for new skills and jobs”.

Link http://www.ipacbc-bgtr.eu/
Call
IPA Bulgaria-Turkey
Description of call
"IPA Bulgaria-Turkey"

The priority axes of the Programme are broken down to specific objectives as follows:


Priority Axis 1: Environment:

  • Specific objective 1.1: Preventing and mitigating the consequences of natural and man-made disasters in the cross-border area;
  • Specific objective 1.2: Improving the capacity for nature protection, sustainable use and management of common natural resources through cooperation initiatives in the cross-border area.

Priority axis 2: Sustainable tourism:

  • Specific objective 2.1: Increasing the touristic attractiveness of the cross-border area through better utilisation of natural, cultural and historical heritage and related infrastructure;
  • Specific objective 2.2: Increasing the cross-border tourism potential by developing common destinations;
  • Specific objective 2.3: Increasing networking for development of sustainable tourism through cross-border cooperation initiatives.

The present call finances “soft projects” (including joint initiatives, studies, know-how exchanges, etc.) and “investment projects” (including works, supply, etc.).

Eligible areas in Turkey are the provinces of Edirne and K?rklareli.

Link http://www.ipacbc-bgtr.eu/application-stage-news/first-call-proposals-interreg-ipa-cross-border-cooperation-bulgaria-turkey
Thematic Focus Employment, Education, Capacity Building, Disaster Prevention, Youth, Climate, Mobility, Sustainability, Technologies, Environment & biodiversity, Natural ressources, Competitiveness
Funding area Bulgaria / България Северна и Югоизточна България (Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria) Югоизточен (Yugoiztochen)
Bulgaria / България Югозападна и Южна Централна България (Yugozapanda I Yuzhnan Tsentralna Bulgaria) Южен централен (Yuzhen tsentralen)
Turkey / Türkiye
Select Origin of Applicant Bulgaria / България Северна и Югоизточна България (Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria) Югоизточен (Yugoiztochen)
Bulgaria / България Югозападна и Южна Централна България (Yugozapanda I Yuzhnan Tsentralna Bulgaria) Южен централен (Yuzhen tsentralen)
Turkey / Türkiye
Eligible applicants Education and Training Centres, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Research Institution, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, NGO / NPO, National Government, University, Association, Public Services, Other
Applicant details

Indicative list of potential beneficiaries under each Specific Objective are given below:

 

  • For applications under Specific Objective 1.1 "Preventing and mitigating the consequences of natural and man-made disasters in the cross-border area":
    • All levels of local/regional authorities;
    • Central and regional offices and structures of relevant national and governmental institutions/administrations;
    • Regional and sector development agencies.

 

  • For applications under Specific Objective 1.2 "Improving the capacity for nature protection, sustainable use and management of common natural resources through cooperation initiatives in the cross-border area":
    • All levels of local/regional authorities;
    • Associations of Local/Regional authorities and of other organisations;
    • Central and regional offices and structures of central government institutions/administrations;
    • Administrations of protected areas;
    • Euro regions and other joint cross-border structures and institutions;
    • Universities and scientific institutions;
    • Educational and training institutions and organisations;
    • Business support institutions and organisations - chambers of commerce, industry and crafts; and others;
    • Non-Governmental organisations;
    • Youth organizations.

 

  • For applications under Specific Objective 2.1 "Increasing the touristic attractiveness of the cross-border area through better utilisation of natural, cultural and historical heritage and related infrastructure":
    • All levels of regional/local authorities;
    • Regional and sector development agencies;
    • Central and regional/local offices and structures of relevant government institutions/administrations;
    • Public cultural institutes (museums, libraries, community centres, etc.);
    • Regional touristic associations;
    • Business support institutions and organisations - chambers of commerce, industry and crafts;
    • Non-Governmental organisations;
    • Educational and training institutions and organizations;
    • Universities and scientific institutions.

 

  • For applications under Specific Objective 2.2 "Increasing the cross-border tourism potential by developing common destinations":
    • All levels of regional / local authorities;
    • Central and regional/local offices and structures of relevant government institutions/administrations;
    • Administrations of protected areas;
    • Registered NGOs in the field of tourism;
    • Business support institutions and organisations - chambers of commerce, industry and crafts and others;
    • Tourist boards and associations;
    • Educational and training institutions and organizations;
    • Universities and scientific institutions;
    • Public cultural institutes (museums, libraries, community centres, etc.)

 

  • For applications under Specific Objective 2.3 "Increasing networking for development of sustainable tourism through cross-border cooperation initiatives":
    • All levels of local/regional authorities;
    • Central and regional/local offices and structures of relevant government institutions/administrations;
    • Non-Governmental organisations;
    • Business support institutions and organisations - chambers of commerce, industry and crafts and others;
    • Tourist boards and associations;
    • Educational and training institutions and organizations;
    • Universities and scientific organizations;
    • Community organisations and institutions involved in development of civil society and/or promotion of education, culture and sports;
    • Youth’s organizations.

 

Lead Partner and its partners must comply with all of the following general eligibility criteria:

 

  • be legally established organizations (legal persons) according to the national

legislation of the state on whose territory they are located;

  • be registered in the eligible cross-border region between Bulgaria and Turkey
  • have their headquarters established within the eligible cross-border region between Bulgaria and Turkey
  • be non-profit making organizations;

 

Political parties, commercial entities and ideologically based organizations are not eligible applicants under the Programme.

Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details

Every project must include at least one partner from each side of the border region acting in full spirit of cooperation.The maximum number of partners in a project shall not exceed five including the
Lead Partner.

The project partners from the two participating countries have to cooperate obligatory in joint development and joint implementation. In addition, the project has to comply with one of the following partnership principles as well: joint staffing or joint financing.

Recurring Call unknown
Project duration min 8 months
Project duration max 24 months
Further info

The project duration varies according to the priority axis, specific objective and type of project:

Priority 1 Environment:

  • Specific Objective "Preventing and mitigating the consequences of natural and man-made disasters in the cross-border area":
    • Investment: min. 12 - max 24 months,
    • Soft: min. 8 - max. 15 months.
  • Specific Objective "Improving the capacity for nature
    protection, sustainable use and management of common natural resources through cooperation initiatives in the crossborder area":
    • Investment: min. 12 - max 24 months,
    • Soft: min. 8 - max. 15 months.

Priority 2 Sustainable Tourism:

  • Specific Objective "Increasing the touristic attractiveness of
    the cross-border area through better utilisation of natural, cultural and historical heritage and related infrastructure": min. 12 - max 24 months,
  • Specific Objective "Increasing the crossborder tourism potential by developing common destinations": min. 8 - max. 15 months,
  • Specific Objective "Increasing networking for development of sustainable tourism through cross-border cooperation initiatives": min. 8 - max. 15 months.

 

Type of Funding Grant
Financial details

Grant Amount per project:

Priority Environment:

  • Specific Objective 1.1 "Preventing and mitigating the consequences of natural and man-made disasters in the cross-border area":
    • Investment: 250 000-600 000 €,
    • Soft: 50 000-120 000 €,
  • Specific Objective 1.2 "Improving the capacity for nature
    protection, sustainable use and management of common natural resources through cooperation initiatives in the crossborder area":
    • Investment: 250 000-400 000 €,
    • Soft: 50 000-120 000 €.

Priority Sustainable Tourism:

  • Specific Objective 2.1 "Increasing the touristic attractiveness of the cross-border area through better utilisation of natural, cultural and historical heritage and related infrastructure": 250 000-500 000 €,
  • Specific Objective 2.2 "Increasing the crossborder tourism potential by developing common destinations": 50´000-120 000 €,
  • Specific Objective 2.3 "Increasing networking for development of sustainable tourism through cross-border cooperation initiatives": 50 000-100 000 €.

In addition, no grant may exceed 85% EU co-financing of the total eligible costs of the project. The remaining grant amount (15%) is financed from the national budgets of the partnering countries as national co-financing. Contributions from the partners' own resources are not obligatory. However the applicants may provide own co—financing which should be reflected in the project budget and it will be a subject of verification.

Submission

Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS)- Haskovo

2 Patriarh Evtimiy Str., 3rd floor, offices (88,89,90,91), 6300, Haskovo- BULGARIA
Tel: +359 38 663 888
Fax: +359 38 663 888
i_n_delchev@yahoo.com

 

The Applicants’ Package is available on the Programme website: www.ipacbc-bgtr.eu.

 

Contact Details

Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS)- Haskovo

2 Patriarh Evtimiy Str., 3rd floor, offices (88,89,90,91), 6300, Haskovo- BULGARIA
Tel: +359 38 663 888
Fax: +359 38 663 888
i_n_delchev@yahoo.com

 

JTS Branch Office- Edirne

Sabuni Mah
Saraçlar Caddesi Eser Yavaş İş Merkezi
Kat: 3 Ofis No:4
22100, Edirne Türkiye
Tel/Fax: 0090 284 214 9909
jtsedirne@ab.gov.tr

 

Ministry of Regional Development of the Republic of Bulgaria, External Borders Department

Kiril and Metodiy Str., No: 17-19,
1202, Sofia- BULGARIA
Tel: +359 2 9405 683
Fax: +359 2 987 07 37
tcm_exbd@mrrb.government.bg 
http://www.mrrb.government.bg/

 

Republic of Turkey-Ministry for EU Affairs, Financial Cooperation Directorate

Quarter Mustafa Kemal, Str. 6, No: 4,
06800 Bilkent, Ankara- TURKEY
Tel:  +90 312 218 1372
Fax: +90 312 218 14 89
seozturk@ab.gov.tr
http://www.ab.gov.tr/

 


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