2nd Call 2014-2020: Important information for potential project partners

 Dear potential project partners,

The team members of the INTERREG V-A Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020 Cooperation Programme welcome you to this section that was especially created in order to provide a dynamic space for all the potential beneficiaries of the 2nd Call for Proposals under the Priority Axes 2 & 4.

This section can be used by the potential project partners in order to:

  • Find and contact other partners.
  • Develop project ideas for partner search.
  • Answer questions related to the 2nd Call for Proposals under the Priority Axes 2 & 4.

Please note that all information must be provided in English.
Information provided in other languages will not be considered.

Partner search
Looking for associates to discuss starting a new project?
The beneficiaries must fill the predefined form available here and send it to the JS email account (jts_grbg@mou.gr). The subject title of the e-mail must be the following “2nd Call for Proposals: Partner search”. The file with all the necessary information will be updated and uploaded regularly.

Project ideas
Perhaps you already have a clear project idea but still need partners? The beneficiaries must fill the predefined form available here and send it to the JS email acco
unt (jts_grbg@mou.gr). The subject title of the e-mail must be the following “2nd Call for Proposals: Project ideas”. The file with all the necessary information will be updated and uploaded regularly. Please note that the displayed project ideas have not been neither screened nor approved in any way by the Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat. This database is for information and contact purposes only, to allow you to develop your project idea or to contact potential partners before submitting it.

Q&A's
During the calls of the project the potential partners have the possibility to submit questions concerning the Call, require clarification on documents to be included in the application pack and so forth.
How Q&A’s work
The beneficiaries must fill the predefined form available here and send it to the JS email account (jts_grbg@mou.gr).The subject title of the e-mail must be the following “2nd Call for Proposals: Q&A's”. The beneficiaries will receive an answer to their  email account within a reasonable time. All questions will be recorded and classified according to the topic and uploaded. The file with the Q&A’s will be updated and uploaded regularly.

Thus, we strongly advise the potential beneficiaries to visit often
 the Programme’s webpage for updates.

 Click here for the updated files
(Partner search, Project Ideas, Q&A's)

Launching Event (November 2015)
The Managing Authority (MA) of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes, the Bulgarian National Authority (NA) and the Joint Secretariat of the INTERREG V-A Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020 Cooperation Programme organized on Thursday, November 5th 2015 at 10:30 in Sandanski, Bulgaria the event entitled “Launching the Programming Period 2014-2020 of the Greece-Bulgaria Cooperation Programme”. This event was the official launch of the INTERREG Programming Period 2014-2020 for the INTERREG V-A Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020 Cooperation Programme. The goal of the Conference was to briefly present the new Greece-Bulgaria Cooperation Programme to the potential beneficiaries of the eligible Programme area (Final Approved Programme “Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020”). The event was also an opportunity for partner search, project idea generation and networking possibilities during the roundtable discussions (per priority axis), where relevant issues were discussed among the involved parties.

Info days in Greece and Bulgaria (January & February 2016)
Following this event and after the opening the 2nd Call for Proposals under the Priority Axes 2 & 4, the Managing Authority (MA) of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes, the Bulgarian National Authority (NA) and the Joint Secretariat of the INTERREG V-A Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020 Cooperation Programme are planning to organize 2 Info days events in Greece and Bulgaria. For this reason, the potential project partners are invited to this tailored made event.
The Info Day event in Greece is planned to take place towards the end of January and the Info Day event in Bulgaria is planned to take place at the beginning of February.

INTERREG V-A Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020 Cooperation Programme

The European Commission adopted on September 9, 2015 the Cross Border Cooperation Programme for Greece and Bulgaria, which first priority is to boost the competitiveness of SMEs and help them expand beyond local markets. The budget of the Programme amounts to €129 million, with a contribution from the European Union of more than €110 million from the European Regional Development Fund.

Corina Crețu, Commissioner for Regional Policy, said: "This Programme will help the border regions of Bulgaria and Greece to work together and address common challenges. This new Programme is clearly result-oriented and will make a real difference on the ground, from improved transport infrastructure to opportunities for new jobs."

The Programme will focus on the following four priorities:

  • 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

The Programme, which covers 11 Greek and Bulgarian regions, will also improve cross border cooperation to better protect the local population from the risk of flooding. It will develop and promote the border area's cultural and natural heritage. Furthermore, investments under the Interreg Programme will improve the management of water resources and cross border connectivity. This means reduced travel times, 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 enhanced delivery of social services to vulnerable communities.

Some expected results:

 
Priority axis
Area of intervention
Lead partner
Call number