Greece-Albania 2007-2013

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

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


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

Managing Authority
Ministry for Development, Competitiveness and Shipping
Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes
65 Georgikis Scholis Ave
EL-57001 Pylaia, Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel.: +30 2310 469620
Fax.: +30 2310 469602

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