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Programm: Interreg ADRION

Interreg ADRION
Acronym ADRION
Type of Fund Structural Fund
Description of programme
"Interreg ADRION"

The overall objective of the ADRION Programme is to act as a policy driver and governance innovator fostering the European integration among EU Member States and IPA Partner States, taking advantage from the rich natural, cultural and human resources surrounding the Adriatic and Ionian seas and enhancing economic, social and territorial cohesion in the Programme area.

For smart growth, the ADRION Programme will give special attention to the promotion of innovation in a number of fields (e.g. Blue and Green Growth, energy, transport, tourism), which outline important competitive advantages of the area. It will support partnerships in order to strengthen clusters, networks, economic sectors, value chains, and increase the interaction among stakeholders in the Partner States.

Concerning sustainable growth, taking into account the pressure observed in urban, lowlands and coastal Adriatic and Ionian areas, the ADRION Programme will seek to conciliate the demand and pressure of different uses, promote low input/low emissions activities, exploit in a sustainable way renewable resources, reduce the impact of human activities on natural resources, and improve the protection of maritime and terrestrial biodiversity and habitats. In these fields, specific attention will be paid to the coordination with EU national and regional programmes in order to use existing inputs and disseminate the results of ADRION projects. In that respect, partners of transnational projects will have to be aware of regional needs and propose ways to disseminate their results towards regional mainstream programmes. Key in this aspect is the preparation of the ground through transnational actions, especially in areas where transnational cooperation is absolutely necessary, as is the case of semi-closed sea interventions. In this respect, Maritime Spatial Planning, Integrated Coastal Zone Management, maritime safety, transport, energy or pollution of the Adriatic and Ionian Seas in conjunction to the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive and the principles of the United Nations Environment PRogramme - Mediterranean Action Plan (UNED MAP) and the Barcelona Convention can play a significant role.

The ADRION Programme addresses inclusive growth through the valorisation of competitive advantages and the creation of employment opportunities along with the enhancement of connectivity options and the protection of public environmental goods.

Link Link to Programme
Thematic Focus Research, Infrastructure, Innovation, Capacity Building, Security, Technologies, Transport, Environment & biodiversity, Administration, Regional development, Tourism, Art and Culture
Danube Region, Adriatic and Ionian Region, Alpine Region
Origin of Applicant of programme
Interreg ADRION
Greece / Ελλάδα (Ellada) ΒΟΡΕΙΑ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ (Voreia Ellada)
Greece / Ελλάδα (Ellada) ΚΕΝΤΡΙΚΗ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ (Kentriki Ellada)
Greece / Ελλάδα (Ellada) ATTIKΗ (Attiki) Aττική (Attiki)
Greece / Ελλάδα (Ellada) NΗΣΙΑ ΑΙΓΑΙΟΥ, KΡΗΤΗ (Nisia Aigaiou Kriti)
Croatia / Hrvatska Hrvatska
Italy / Italia Nord-Ovest Lombardia
Italy / Italia Sud Abruzzo
Italy / Italia Sud Molise
Italy / Italia Sud Puglia
Italy / Italia Sud Basilicata
Italy / Italia Sud Calabria
Italy / Italia Isole Sicilia
Italy / Italia Nord-Est
Italy / Italia Centro (IT) Umbria
Italy / Italia Centro (IT) Marche
Slovenia / Slovenija Slovenija
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Serbia / Сpбија
Project Partner Yes
Financial details
Total EU-Budget:
The budget is allocated as follows incl. national counterpart:
  • Priority axis 1: 23.2 million €
  • Priority axis 2: 53.5 million €
  • Priority axis 3: 20.8 million €
  • Priority axis 4: 11.5 million €
Contact Details


Mr Gentian Xhaxhiu

Ministry of European Integration

Unit for Cross Border and Transnational Cooperation

Blv. Dëshmoret e Kombit, Sheshi “Nene Tereza”, 1010, Tirana, Albania





Ms Themeli Katerina

Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes

Unit: B2 -Management-Monitoring of the Programmes implemented in the Mediterranean and the Adriatic

65, Leoforos Georgikis Scholis, 570 01, Thessaloniki, Greece

Phone:+30231 0469656




Ms Milena Iličković

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration

Directorate for Regional and Territorial Cooperation

Stanka Dragojevića 2, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro


Phone: +382(0)20 416 350



Ms Ivana Davidović

European Integration Office

Department of Cross-Border and Transnational Cooperation Programmes

Nemanjina 34, Belgrade, Serbia


Phone: +381113061179; +381113061185



Ms Duša Sodnik

Government Office for Development and EU Cohesion Policy
ETC and IFM Office – ETC Department
Kotnikova 5, 1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 400 3477




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