“INTERREG Balkan-Mediterranean 2014-2020” is a new cooperation Programme, deriving from both the strong will of the “BalkanMed” participating countries to promote cooperation in the area and the split of the “South East Europe 2007-2013″. The Programme brings together five (5) countries, three (3) EU member states (Bulgaria, Cyprus and Greece) and two (2) candidate countries, Albania and Republic of Macedonia.
The BalkanMed Programme is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) with 28.330.108,00 Euros. The total support from the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) fund accounts for 5.126.138,00 Euros. Therefore, the total budget of the Programme, including national contribution, is 39.727.654,00 Euros.
BalkanMed is focused on addressing two key challenges: territorial competitiveness and environment. Accordingly, the Programme is built upon the following two Priority Axes:
- Priority Axis 1: “Entrepreneurship & Innovation”
- Priority Axis 2: “Environment”
The first Call for Project Proposals has been launched!
Deadline for applications is 15 April 2016.
Applicants are invited to submit their Project Proposals targeting one of the Specific Objectives of the Programme between 16 December 2015 and 15 April 2016.
- Terms of Reference
- Application Package (consists of the Application Form (Excel worksheet) and its guide, the Application Documents, as well as the Project Selection Criteria, the Programme Manual and the Project Implementation Manual)
In order to draft their proposals, it is imperative for applicants to study carefully all Programme documents, including the Cooperation Programme and the Programme Manual, as well as the specific documents related to the Call. Applicants should send their questions electronically to the emails firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. All questions will be grouped and the answers will be uploaded at the BalkanMed Programme’s websites here and here.