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The IPA Adriatic Cross-border Cooperation Programme is the result of joint programming work carried out by the relevant participating countries and is part of the cooperation process in the Adriatic area. The Programme draws its strength and incisiveness from the wide experience, gained during the previous Programme period producing concrete results from the studies and analysis financed in the past.
Many factors make cooperation in the Adriatic area important today, particularly from a political and economic point of view:

  • Factors connected to geographic and cultural proximity which make possible the intensification of multilateral relationships among Adriatic coastal regions to support local processes of harmonious growth, sustainable development and unity among peoples.
  • Factors connected to the political stability of the area. Following ten years of conflict, the area is now moving towards progressive integration both "vertical" (within European and International institutions) and "horizontal" through the creation of a free trade area.

Basic information on the Programme

Title of the Operational Programme

IPA Adriatic Cross Border Cooperation Programme

Location of the Managing Authority

L’ Aquila, Italy


288.955.195 €


  1. Economic, Social and Institutional Cooperation
  2. Natural and Cultural Resources and Risk Prevention
  3. Accessibility and Networks

Potential Beneficiaries

Public bodies, bodies governed by Public Law, private organizations

Eligible area in Greece

  1. Region of Epirus (Prefecture of Thesprotia)
  2. Region of Ionian Islands (Prefecture of Corfu)

Eligible area outside Greece

Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia




66 projects, with a total budget of 193,127,546.11 € are being implemented within the framework of IPA Adriatic Cross Border Cooperation Programme. 24 Greek partners are taking part in 20 of them, sharing a budget of 6,135,532 €. For more information on the projects please visit the website


  1. 1st call
    (31/07/2009 – 29/10/2009)
  2. 2nd call
    (03/08/2011 – 02/11/2011)
  3. 1st call for Strategic Projects
    (03/09/2012 – 02/11/2012)

Programme Authorities

Joint managing Authority
Regione Abruzzo
Via Salaria Antica Est, 27
67100 L'Aquila

Tel.: +39 0862 364285

Fax: +39 0862 364204
E-mail:  managing.authority@adriaticipacbc.org

Joint Technical Secretariat
Via Salaria Antica Est, 27
67100 L'Aquila

Τηλ.: +39 0862 411383

Φαξ: +39 0862 22520
E-mail: info@adriaticipacbc.org

First Level Control in Greece
Ministry of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping
General Secretariat for Investments and Development
Special Service Paying Authority – Unit D “First Level Control & Certification of Expenses of Operational Programme and Community Initiatives”
Christos Pouris
Address: Navarhou Nikodimou 11 & Voulis
105 57, Athens, Greece

Tel.: +30 2131500471-472

Fax: +30 2131500453

E-mail:  pouris@mnec.gr

National Coordinator

Markos Fotiadis
Tel.: +30 2310 469665

Fax: +30 23 10 469602

E-mail:  markfoti@mou.gr 

Themistoklis Chatzikonstantinou 
Tel.: +30 2310 469630

Fax: +30 23 10 469602

E-mail: tchatzikonstantinou@mou.gr 

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