IPA II Cross-border Co-operation Programme Greece - FYR of Macedonia

Programme description

Main objectives

The cross-border cooperation programme Greece- the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia supports regional cooperation between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The Programme's overall objective is to enhance territorial cohesion by improving living standards and employment opportunities holding respect to the environment and by using the natural resources for upgrading of the tourism product.

Funding priorities

The Programme will focus on the following priorities:

  • "Development and Support of Local Economy" which promotes employment and mobility of human resources as well as aims to improve health and social investments and services. It supports the protection of natural and cultural heritage in order to improve the attractiveness and encourage tourism in the cross-border area. 
  • "Protection of Environment - Transportation" that focuses on the improvement of public infrastructure and reduction of isolation by improved access to transport, information and communication networks and services. It promotes sustainable management, treatment and recycling of waste as well as supports sustainable management of protected areas, ecosystems and biodiversity and addresses prevention, mitigation and management of natural disasters, risks and hazards.

Expected impacts

  • Improved health and social services for the population living in the cross-border region
  • Further jobs created in the tourism sector
  • Improved access to local transport infrastructures, faster connections to main corridors, efficient border crossing services, transport services using innovative technologies
  • Improved waste management or recycling systems
  • Improved measures addressing natural risks (floods, forest fires) and environment protection

Information on reported financial data to the European Commission (by theme) can be found here

Source and further information: IPA CBC Greece - FYR of Macedonia

Republic of North Macedonia
Geographical focus
  • Republic of North Macedonia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Giorgio Piccirillo on April 24, 2017
Modified on April 24, 2017