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Establishment of Register of First Level Controllers

The Managing Authority of the European Territorial Cooperation Programmes establishes a “Register of First Level Controllers” for verifying the expenditure incurred by Greek Beneficiaries’ in all projects, in accordance with article 125 of the Regulation 1303/2013 and article 23 of the Regulation 1299/2013.

The verification of expenditure applies to all projects which will be co-funded by the Co-operation Programmes "Greece-Albania 2014-2020", "Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020", "Greece-Italy 2014-2020", "Greece-Cyprus 2014-2020", "Greece-The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2014-2020" and the Transnational Cooperation Programme "Balkan – Mediterranean 2014-2020" (Balkan-Med).

The next deadline for submission of applications for entry to the Register of FL Controllers is the 30/09/2017. The submission process is described in detail in the Ministerial Decree No. 301005/YD3953/22.9.2016. The relevant documents are the following:

Decision for the establishment of Register of first level controllers

Application for registration in the Register

Clarifications on paragraph 2.1 “Formal requirements – qualifications” of the Call

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The application must be accompanied by a Europass-type Curriculum Vitae. You can download the Europass-type curriculum vitae here >>

Please note that applications must be submitted to the following email address: mee.interreg@mou.gr

Launch of the RegioStars Awards 2017

RegioStars Awards identify good practices in regional development and highlight original and innovative projects that are attractive and inspiring to other regions.

Think your project deserves to be known and rewarded? Then, submit it!
After being selected by an independent jury, representatives from the finalist projects will be invited to attend the Award Ceremony. You might be one of the winners!

The Award Categories for 2017 are:

  1. Smart Specialisation for SME innovation
  2. Energy Union: Climate action
  3. Women Empowerment and Active Participation
  4. Education and training
  5. CityStars: Cities in Digital Transition

This year's RegioStars award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, October 10, during the 2017 European Week of Regions and Cities.

Finalist projects will be acknowledged throughout the selection process and during the ceremony. Winners in each category will receive a RegioStars trophy, a short video about their project and a social media promotional package.

Submit your project with the endorsement of the responsible Managing Authority or let your regional or local Managing Authority know that you wish to participate.

If you have any other questions contact us at regiostars2017@iservice-europa.eu.

To help you prepare your application, we provide the application form in Word format. However, as of this year, applications can no longer be sent in a Word document, but have to be submitted directly via the online form on the RegioStars platform.

Deadline for submitting your application: 10 April.

Apply Here

Applicants Guide

Applicants Form

FAQ

The information should preferably be provided in English, but can also be submitted in all 24 EU languages. You can get free of charge a machine translation into English via this web-page.

New Premises for the Joint Secretariats

The Joint Secretariats of the Interreg Programmes “Greece-Bulgaria", “Greece-Cyprus", “Greece-Albania" and “Greece-The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" are moving to the premises of the Managing Authority on 07/02/2017.

For urgent matters please contact the secretariat of the Managing Authority at +30 2310 469600.

Soon, we will inform you with the new contact details. We kindly ask for your understanding.

Establishment of a Registry for the Verification of Expenditure of Greek Beneficiaries

The Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes establishes a Registry for the Verification of Expenditure of Greek beneficiaries according to article 125, of Reg. 1303/2013 and article 23, of Reg. 1299/2013.

The verification of expenditure  will be carried out to the Cooperation Programmes "Greece – Albania 2014-2020", "Greece – Bulgaria 2014-2020", "Greece – Italy 2014-2020", "Greece – Cyprus 2014-2020", "Greece – The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2014-2020" and "ΒalkanMed 2014-2020".

Ministerial Decision for the establishment of a Registry for the Verification of Expenditure of Greek Beneficiaries

Application Form for enrollment in the Registry 

Clarifications

The Application Form must be accompabnied by a Europass CV. You may download the template here>>

Please send the Application Forms to the email mee.interreg@mou.gr  

EC Day 2016: Blood donation - Cooperation for life!

The Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes, as the Managing Authority of the "Greece-Bulgaria", "Greece-Italy", "Greece-Cyprus", "Greece-The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and "Balkan-Mediterranean" Interreg Programmes is actively supporting blood donation events in all Programmes' areaa. The main rational behind this choice is that blood donation is, among other things, an act of cooperation that brings peoples and societies together. It is truly an act of cooperation for life!   

The Programme is organising and coordinating a series of events, raising awareness about blood donation, while at the same time promoting Interreg and territorial cooperation.

Blood will be collected and donated to local hospital in the cross-border area in cooperation with voluntary organisations.

The Joint Ministerial Decision on the Management and Control Systems for the "European Territorial Cooperation" Programmes (YPASYD) has been issued

The Joint Ministerial Decision on the Management and Control Systems for the "European Territorial Cooperation" Programmes (YPASYD) for the Programming Period 2014-2020 has been issued.

The document is in process of publication in the Government Gazette.

Joint Ministerial Decision (YPASYD)

EC Day 2015: Sometimes life comes to solidarity

Sometimes life comes to solidarity

In the Syrian conflict’s fifth year, millions of refugees are caught in alarmingly deteriorating conditions, facing an even bleaker future, as a result of what is described as the largest humanitarian crisis since the 1994 Rwanda genocide. In recent months, nearly half a million people have attempted the dangerous journey to Europe, mainly via Greece and Italy, to escape from brutal wars and sectarian conflicts in places like Syria, Afghanistan and regions in Africa. 

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As Europe struggles to cope with the greatest number of displaced people since the 2nd World War, the Greek Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes and the Programme sit is managing  –as part of the EC Day 2015 campaign- are collecting and donating drugs and medical supplies to support those refugees mostly in need of them.

Our act not only promotes the Programmes' social sensitivity, but also demonstrates the role Territorial Cooperation can play –as far as possible- in dealing with social challenges.

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"Europe in my region" photo cometition

Photo competition 2015

We want to hear (and see!) how EU investments are being used where you are and celebrate projects that are making a real difference to local communities.

To enter the competition, all you need to do is take a photo of a project receiving EU funding you know or have seen, with the plaque or billboard with funding information and the EU flag somewhere in the picture.

Then share your photo here for a chance to win a trip for two to Brussels in October 2015.

The competition opens on 22 June 2015 noon Central European Summer Time. The deadline for submitting your entry is 28 August 2015, noon Central European Summer Time.

For more details click here

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Presentations of the 2nd European Territorial Cooperation Conference: Launching the Programming Period 2014-2020-The Challenge of Synergies

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Please find below the presentations made at the “2nd European Territorial Cooperation Conference: Launching the Programming Period 2014-2020 – The Challenge of Synergies”, organised by the Hellenic Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes on 22nd & 23rd June 2015 in Thessaloniki. Greece

This event was the official launch of the INTERREG Programming Period 2014-2020. The goal of the Conference was to present the Programmes Greece is managing (Greece-Bulgaria, Greece-Cyprus, Greece-Italy, Greece-Albania, Greece-the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Balkan-Mediterranean) as well as the Programmes Greece is participating in, to seek synergies  and common ground for capitalization and to pave the way for the 1st Calls for Proposals.

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Programme presentations

Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020

Greece-Cyprus 2014-2020

Greece-Italy 2014-2020

Greece-Albania 2014-2020

Greece-The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2014-2020

Balkan-Mediterranean

MED 

Adriatic-Ionian

MED ENI

Black Sea

INTERREG Europe


Transnational Workshops on the design of the 1st Call for Project Proposals

Greece-Cyprus

Greece-Italy

Greece-Albania

Greece-The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Balkan-Mediterranean

Live video streaming of the 2nd European Territorial Cooperation Conference: Launching the Programming Period 2014-2020-The Challenge of Synergies

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The “2nd European Territorial Cooperation Conference: Launching the Programming Period 2014-2020 – The Challenge of Synergies” is being transmitted through live video streaming.

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The conference, which is the official launch of the INTERREG Programming Period 2014-2020, will take place on 22nd & 23rd June 2015 in Thessaloniki, Greece

2nd European Territorial Cooperation Conference: Launching the Programming Period 2014-2020-The Challenge of Synergies - Registration now open

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The Hellenic Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes is organizing the “2nd European Territorial Cooperation Conference: Launching the Programming Period 2014-2020 – The Challenge of Synergies”.

The conference will take place on 22nd & 23rd June 2015 in Thessaloniki, Greece (Venue: Makedonia Palace Hotel). 

This event will be the official launch of the INTERREG Programming Period 2014-2020. The goal of the Conference is to present the Programmes Greece is managing (Greece-Bulgaria, Greece-Cyprus, Greece-Italy, Greece-Albania, Greece-the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Balkan-Mediterranean) as well as the Programmes Greece is participating in, to seek synergies  and common ground for capitalization and to pave the way for the 1st Calls for Proposals.

Along with the conference a Projects' Fair, highlighting the Strategic Projects implemented during the 2007-2013 Programming Period will be organized. 

You may register by clicking here

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Useful Info

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For your assistance you may contact:

Themis Chatzikonstantinou (Tel.: +30 2310 469630, Email: tchatzikonstantinou@mou.gr)

Aphrodite Lioliou (Tel.: +30 2310 469664, Email: lioliou@mou.gr)

Eleni Kotta (Tel.: +30 2310 024050, Email: ekotta@mou.gr)

Slogan contest for Interreg

After last year’s success of the video contest, we decided that everyone’s creative input could be of great use to find a catchy slogan to complement the Interreg logo. The contest is open to everyone interested in participating. Not just Interreg programmes or projects, but all citizens of all ages from EU countries, candidate and potential candidate countries and neighbouring countries are invited to submit their original, catchy slogan. In continuation of the branding process, INTERACT is now looking for an Interreg slogan to complement the logo which represents what Interreg is all about.

The winner of the slogan contest will be invited to the event '25 years of Interreg' which will take place on 15-16 September 2015 in Luxembourg to witness the live revelation of his or her slogan, interpreted and showcased by an artist. It could be yours! Everyone is invited to check out the EC Day website and to submit their slogan between 1 and 31 May. After a jury selection, public voting through Facebook between 1 to 31 July will decide who the winner is.

Official contest rules here.

Submit your slogan here!

Invitation to take part in the European Public Sector Award - EPSA 2015

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      Open until 17 April 2015

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The European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) announces that its European Public Sector Award – EPSA 2015 is open for applications until 17 April 2015.

We are inviting innovative and efficient performers from the public sector across Europe to present their work and to become part of an extensive European network of public sector excellence.
 
Under the overarching theme “The Public Sector as Partner for a Better Society”, EPSA 2015 will showcase and reward cases from the European public sector that embrace public administrations as partners in co-design and co-management of public service delivery, innovative knowledge management and leadership approaches, as well as optimisation of management of public funds. 

EPSA 2015 is open to European public sector institutions from all administrative levels, as well as public sector enterprises, agencies and public-private partnerships. The lead applicant must be a public sector institution or authority - other applicants (in a consortium), can for example be private companies, semi-public institutions, NGOs, universities or training institutions.

Watch the EPSA 2015 video with an encouraging message to all applicants from Mr. Guy Verhofstadt, Chairman of EIPA’s Board of Governors.

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All necessary information about EPSA 2015 (call text, who can apply, how to apply etc.) can be found on www.epsa2015.eu where applicants can also register and submit their on-line applications.

Contact the EPSA 2015 team: e-mail: info@epsa2015.eu, Tel.: 0031 (0) 43 32 96 278.

European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/ Europa Nostra Awards

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 EU PRIZE FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE / EUROPA NOSTRA AWARDS

The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards was launched in 2002 by the European Commission and has been         organised by Europa Nostra since then. The Prize promotes excellence, inspires through the “power of example” and stimulates the exchange of best practices in the heritage field across Europe. It also aims to communicate to the general public the beauty and the economic and social value of our cultural heritage.

Find more on EUROPA NOSTRA AWARDShttp://www.europanostra.org/heritage-awards/

Regio Stars Awards 2015

Dear Partners,

Please raise your attention to next year's Regio Stars Award contest.

The Regio Stars Awards are designed to demonstrate the results of EU funding, by putting the spotlight on the most inspiring and innovative European projects co-funded by the Cohesion Policy. The Awards are a great communication opportunity for the participating Projects to get public recognition and media attention.

The Award Categories for 2015 are:

1. SMART GROWTH: Unleashing SME growth potential for a digital economy
2. SUSTAINABLE GROWTH: Mobilizing investments in energy efficiency for the benefit of citizens and society
3. INCLUSIVE GROWTH: Integrating in society those at risk of social exclusion
4. CITYSTAR: Transforming cities for future challenges

After being selected by an independent jury, finalist Projects will be invited to attend the RegioStars 2015 Awards Ceremony, which will take place in Brussels on 13 October 2015, during the Week of European Regions and Cities (OPEN DAYS).

A trophy and a "RegioStars Winner certificate" will be presented to the winning projects by EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Creţu. A short video will be produced by the Communication unit on each winning project, to be used for promotional purposes.

Further information on how to apply to RegioStars Awards 2015, including the guide for applicants can be found on the RegioStars website.

IMPORTANT: Applications should be sent by 28/02/2015

Do not miss the next #EUChatRegio on 24 October 15:00-16:00 (CET). Share your Cross-Border issues/stories using: #EUCB!

Do you face a cross-border issue? Do you have a nice border story? Joint the forthcoming #EUChatRegio and the dedicated #eucb to share your issues, solutions, experiences, ideas, comments and questions.

Dedicated information page: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/informing/eu_chat_en.cfm

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"Greece-Albania" event chosen as EC Day best practice

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The swimming marathon from Albania to Corfu, organized by the IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme “Greece-Albania 2007-2013” ion the framework of European Cooperation Day 2012, has been selected as a good practice in terms of communication and will be presented at the kick-off event of EC Day 2014 in Milan under the auspices of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

On September 22nd 2012 more than 35 amateur athletes from the two countries swan from Xamil in Albania to Agios Stefanos Sinion in Corfu in an event that was broadly publicised, as it was the first time a marathon like that was organized. In close cooperation and under the supervision of the local, port and police authorities of Greece and Albania more than 80 people moved safely from country to country without any border, passport or custom controls (Albania is not a member of the Schengen area), something that highlights the event’s importance and great success.

European Cooperation day is an initiative of the INTERACT network Programme, in which all EU members-state participate, aiming to highlight the role of cooperation across borders in the European Union and with its neighbours –a celebration of all the benefits European Territorial Cooperation brings to people across Europe. Each year more than 70 European Territorial Cooperation participate, organising more than 250 events in total.  

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The newsletter of the MA of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes

The Newsletter (7th issue/ February - July 2014) of the Managing Authority's of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes is now available.

Presentations of the 1st European Territorial Cooperation Conference: Promoting Best Practices-Sharing Experiences

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Please finf below the presentations made at the “1st European Territorial Cooperation Conference: Promoting Best Practices-Sharing Experiences”, organised by the Greek Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes under the Greek Presidency of the Council of the EU.

The goal of the Conference was to capitalize existing experiences and lessons learnt and to focus efforts, in order to transform individual and institutional experience and knowledge into capital that can be used in the future.

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Presentations of the 1st Day

ETC Best Practices: Methodology and Results by Mr. George Emmanule, Head of the Managing Authority

Promoting Best Practices in European Territorial Cooperation by Ms. Amparo Montan‐Montesinos, Head of INTERACT Pont Valencia

Best Practices in the Thematic Category "Culture – Tourism – Local Quality Products"

OIKO-TREKKERS ("Greece-Cyprus 2007-2013" Programme)
IT SPA TOURISM ("Greece-Bulgaria 2007-2013" Programme)
OLKAS ("Black Sea Basin 2007-2013" Programme)

Best Practices in the Thematic Category "Innovation & Entrepreneurship"

CROSSINNOCUT ("Greece-Bulgaria 2007-2013" Programme)
GREEN BOAT ("Greece-Albania 2007-2013" Programme)

Best Practices in the Thematic Category "Public Health – Social Inclusion"

RHODONATE ("Greece-Bulgaria 2007-2013" Programme)
ROMA ALERT! ("Greece-Bulgaria 2007-2013" Programme)
SAFEWET ("Greece-The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2007-2013" Programme)

Best Practices in the Thematic Category "Environment Management – Climate Change"

CESAPO ("Greece-Italy 2007-2013" Programme)
SHARP ("INTERREG IV C" Programme)

Best Practices in the Thematic Category "Trans‐European Networking"

DIAVLOS ("Greece-Cyprus 2007-2013" Programme)
ZLATEX ("Greece-Bulgaria 2007-2013" Programme)
GIFT ("South East Europe 2007-2013" Programme)
FREIGHT4ALL ("MED 2007-2013" Programme)

Best Practices in the Thematic Category "Institutional Partnerships & Project Management"

OUTLAND ("Greece-Bulgaria 2007-2013" Programme)
PEEBPE ("Greece-The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2007-2013" Programme)
AOGRPSL ("Adriatic 2007-2013" Programme)

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Presentations of the 2nd Day 

Facing the Programming Period 2014-2020 by Mr. George Emmanule, Head of the Managing Authority

The Adriatic‐Ionian Macro‐regional Strategy and its Synergy with Country Specific and ETC Programmes by Mr. Nasos Sofos, DG REGIO

Governance of the EU Macro‐regional Strategies by Mr. Vassilios Tselios, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs  

Synergies among Mainstream, Regional and ETC Programmes in the Perspective of the 2014‐2020 Programming Period by Mr. Giannis Firbas,  Hellenic Ministry of Development & Competitiveness  

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