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Programm: Interreg Balkan – Mediterranean

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
Link Link to Programme
Thematic Focus Employment, Education, Trade, Innovation, Capacity Building, SME, Art and Culture, Sustainability, Technologies, Environment & biodiversity, Natural ressources, Services, Regional development, Tourism
Danube Region, Adriatic and Ionian Region, Alpine Region
Origin of Applicant of programme
Interreg Balkan – Mediterranean
Bulgaria / България
Cyprus / Κύπρος
Greece / Ελλάδα (Ellada)
Albania / Shqipëria
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Project Partner Yes
Financial details

The Balkan – Mediterranean Programme is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) with 28 330 108 €.
The total support from the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) fund accounts for 5 126 138 €.
Therefore, the total budget of the Programme, including national contribution, is 39 727 654 €.
For the overall cooperation area, a co-financing rate of 85% is applied (excl. Technical Assistance).

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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