Interreg V-A "Greece-Bulgaria" Programme 

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Financial information

Total OP budget:         129,695,572 €
Total EU contribution: 110,241,234 €


ERDF: 110,241,234 €


  • Regional Unit of Evros
  • Regional Unit of Xanthi
  • Regional Unit of Rodopi
  • Regional Unit of Drama
  • Regional Unit of Kavala
  • Regional Unit of Thessaloniki
  • Regional Unit of Serres
  • Region of South-Central (District of Haskovo, District of Smolyan, District of Kardjali)
  • Region of South-West (District of Blagoevgrad)

Main objectives

The programme Interreg V-A Greece-Bulgaria aims to increase entrepreneurial activity in the eligible area and to improve SME capacity to expand beyond local markets. Furthermore, the programme will improve cross-border cooperation in flood risk management and will develop and promote the border area's cultural and natural heritage for tourist purposes. Additionally, the foreseen actions will lead to better joint surface and groundwater management systems and will improve cross-border accessibility leading to reduced travel times for people and goods as well as improved traffic safety. Finally, the programme aims to expand social entrepreneurship in the border area leading to increased employment in social enterprises and increased delivery of social services to communities with poor socio-economic indicators.

Funding priorities

The programme's priorities are:

  • A Competitive and Innovative Cross-Border Area
  • A Sustainable and Climate adaptable Cross-Border area
  • A Better interconnected Cross-Border Area
  • A Socially Inclusive Cross-Border Area
  • Technical assistance

Expected results

  • Improved entrepreneurial climate.
  • Better access to key markets and a wider customer base for SMEs.
  • Increased resilience to cross border natural disasters (floods).
  • Increased tourist traffic in the border area.
  • Increased incidence of common approaches in biodiversity protection on both sides of the border.
  • Reduced travel times for people and goods and improved traffic safety.

Managing Authority of Interreg V-A "Greece-Bulgaria" Programme

URL: www.interreg.gr/en/

Tel.: (+30) 2310 469600

e-mail: interreg@mou.gr


Last modification date: 24/11/2016