The Programme

“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 the Republic of North Macedonia.

It is the first time ever that the European cooperation addresses the Balkan Peninsula and the Eastern Mediterranean Sea together, in a joint effort across maritime and terrestrial borders, to contribute to the “EU 2020” strategy, for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

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”

What is Interreg?

European Territorial Cooperation (ETC), better known as Interreg, is one of the two goals of the EU Cohesion Policy and ...

What is BalkanMed?

The “Balkan-Mediterranean 2014-2020”is a new cooperation Programme, deriving from both, the split of the “South East Europe 2007 – 2013” and the ...

The BalkanMed priorities

Taking into consideration the territorial analysis, as well as the public consultation process’ results, the main needs and challenges shared ...

The BalkanMed countries

Geographic coverage  The list of eligible regions and areas for the transnational strands of the European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) objective, the ...

Programme management structures

The Monitoring Committee (MC) – consisting of representatives of each participating country – supervises the implementation of the BalkanMed Programme and selects ...

Balkanmed and the Macro-regional Strategies

Macro-regional Strategies represent a new opportunity for comprehensive development of a larger territory, addressing common challenges and potential, and are perceived ...