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“Greece-Albania 2007-2013”

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The IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme “Greece-Albania 2007-2013” was approved by the European Commission on 05/09/2008 by Decision C(2008)4708/05-09-2008.  

Budget

The total budget of the Programme is 27,825,759 € (15,088,783 € + 12,736,976 €). For Greece the budget is 15,088,783 € (the total financing consists of 11,316,585 € - 75% EU funding – ERDF and 3,772,198 € - 25% national contribution. For the same actions in Albania the total budget is 12,736,976 €. The total financing consists of 10.826.430 € - 85% EU funding - IPA and 1.910.546 € - 15% national contribution.


Eligible area

The eligible area of the Programme consists of the Region of Epirus (Prefectures of Ioannina and Thesprotia), the Region of Western Macedonia (Prefectures of Florina, Kastoria and Grevena) and the Region of Ionian Islands (Prefecture of Kerkira) in Greece and the Districts of Gjirokaster, Korçë and Vlorë in Albania. The Prefecture of Grevena has been included as adjacent area.

Global Objective – Strategic objectives
Τhe global objective of the “Greece-Albania” IPA Cross-Border Programme 2007-2013 is “to increase the standard of living of the population by promoting sustainable local development in the cross-border area”.

This global objective will be achieved through the following strategic priorities:

Strategic Objective 1: Enhancement of cross-border economic development
Strategic Objective 2: Promotion and development of the environment and natural and cultural resources

Priority Axes

These two Strategic Priorities are defined in the relevant Priority Axes, with more Measures for each one of them that are the following:

  • Priority Axis 1: “Enhancement of cross-border economic development”
    • Measure 1.1: Promotion of entrepreneurship
    • Measure 1.2: Promotion of sustainable tourism
    • Measure 1.3: Enable people to people actions
    • Measure 1.4: Facilitation of border accessibility through small scale infrastructure
  • Priority Axis 2: “Promotion and development of the environment and natural and cultural resources”
    • Measure 2.1: Promotion and protection of the environmental resources of the area
    • Measure 2.2: Promotion and protection of the natural and cultural heritage of the area
  • Priority Axis 3: “Technical Assistance”

Basic information on the Programme

Title of the Operational Programme

IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme “Greece – Albania 2007-2013”

Budget

27.825.759 €

Axes

  1. Enhancement of cross-border economic development
  2. Promotion and sustainable development of the environment and natural and cultural resources

Eligible area in Greece

  • Region of Epirus (Prefectures of Ioannina and Thesprotia)
  • Region of Western Macedonia (Prefectures of Florina, Kastoria and Grevena)
  • Region of Ionian Islands (Prefecture of Corfu)

Eligible area in Albania

  • District of Gjirokaster
  • District of Korçë
  • District of Vlorë

Website

For all information regarding the IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme “Greece – Albania 2007-2013” please visit the website  http://www.greece-albania.eu 

Calls for Proposals

1st call for proposals
(08/11/2010 – 24/03/2011)

Contact

Managing Authority
Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes  
Leof. Georgikis Scholis 65,
570 01, Thessaloniki
Greece

Telephone center: +30 2310 469600

fax: +30 2310 469 602

Projects

25 projects, with a total budget of 12,194,513 € have been approved within the framework of the 1st Call for Proposals 

GR-AL Map

Programming Document