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Interreg Bulgaria-North Madedonia
|Parent program||European Regional Development Fund|
|Link to the program||ipa-bgmk.mrrb.bg|
Content of program
The INTERREG VI-A IPA Bulgaria - North Macedonia 2021-2027 programme is a cross-border cooperation programme aiming to strengthen the territorial cohesion in the cross-border region between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of North Macedonia by providing support for increasing the competitiveness of SMEs and laying the foundations for the creation of cross-border value chains (cooperative cross-border markets), improving mobility and connectivity in the region with the construction of border crossings to deal with the growing traffic of people and goods between the two countries, as well as supporting joint actions to protect the environment and protect the biodiversity of the cross-border region that combine protection and conservation or focus on sustainable solutions for the protection of biological diversity and development of green infrastructure.
The following priorities and specific objectives have been developed within the programme:
The programme proposes the following (non exhaustive) types of measures:
P1: Greener border region
P2: More connected border region
P3: Integrated development of the cross-border region
|Regions / countries for funding||Bulgaria (България ), North Macedonia (Северна Македонија)|
|Research Institution incl. University, Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) / Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Public Body (national, regional and local; incl. EGTCs), Education and training institution|
Projects shall involve at least one Applicant from Bulgaria and one from North Macedonia.
The maximum number of partners in a project shall not exceed five, including the Lead Partner.
In order to be eligible, projects must contribute to at least three out of the following four cooperation criteria.
|other eligibility criteria|
The Programme area is located in South East Europe and covers 5 NUTS III (or equivalent) territorial units, namely:
|Topics||Administration & Governance, Institutional Capacity & Cooperation, Agriculture & Forestry, Fishery, Food, Soil quality, Air Quality, Biodiversity & Environment, Climate & Climate Change, Water quality & management, Arts & Culture, Cultural Heritage, Tourism, Circular Economy, Natural Resources, Competitiveness of Enterprises, Employment/Labour Market, SME & entrepreneurship, Demographic Change, European Citizenship, Migration, Disaster Prevention, Resilience, Risk Management, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy , Mobility & Transport, Rural & Urban Development/Planning|
|Relevance for EU Macro-Region||EUSAIR - EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, EUSDR - EU Strategy for the Danube Region|
|UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)|
|Program documents|| Interreg Bulgaria-North Madedonia 2021-2027 programme (739kB)
|Contact||Interreg BG-MK Joint Secretariat |
10.05.2023 - 24.07.2023
Interreg BG-MK: Open Call for investment projects under Priority "Greener Border Region"
07.06.2023 - 15.09.2023