News archive - Update: IPA Adriatic Crossborder Cooperation Programme

The "Adriatic New Neighbourhood Programme INTERREG/CARDS-PHARE" (formerly INTERREG IIIA Adriatic Crossborder Operational Programme) is a new cooperation programme that covers both sides of the Adriatic Sea. It is funded under the European Union’s IPA 2007/2009 and co-financed by the partner states participating in the programme.

The programme's objective is to provide funding and support for economic, social and institutional cooperation; natural and cultural resources and risk prevention; and accessibility and networks.

Deadline of the first call for projects: 29.10.2009

Eligible entities include public bodies, public equivalent bodies, private organisations, including some SMEs and NGOs. Each project must include at least one partner from an eligible EU-member state (eligible territories of Greece, Italy and Slovenia) and one partner from an eligible non EU-member state (eligible territories of Albania, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia).

The overall indicative budget for the programme is 63,750,000 Euros, with the minimum total budget for each project being 500,000.00 Euro and the maximum total budget being 5 million Euro. The Programme will cover up to max 85% of eligible expenses, with a lower rate being applied in EU states. State cofinanciation is not foreseen.

Further information, including a partner search tool, can be found on the programme website:

Source: BCSDN weekly e-newsletter no. 189.


Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • Western Balkans

Entry created by Katarina Rohsmann on August 25, 2009
Modified on June 25, 2009