The Ministry of Local Self-Government responsible for implementation of the IPA cross-border cooperation programme with Albania, is in process of preparation of the 1st Call […]Read More
Regional Consultative Forum will be held in Strumica on 4 June 2014. The event is organized by the Project Planning and Management Consortium with the […]Read More
In November 2013 the process of preparing the Bulgaria – Macedonia IPA CBC Programme 2014-2020 has been launched with a first meeting of the Joint […]Read More
The implementation of the current CBC Programme will be financed by the new “European Territorial Cooperation” objective through the IPA Fund and co-financed by Bulgaria and Republic of Macedonia through contributions from state budgets. The resulting single pot of money will have to be spent according to a single set of rules and on the basis of a common benefit approach which requires the involvement of joint programming and management structures. Thus IPA will promote enhanced cooperation and progressive economic integration and coherence between EU and candidate countries.
The programming document drafted jointly by the two countries through a large partnership with national, regional and local stakehloders was approved by the European Commission on 14 December 2007. It sets out the general framework of intervention of IPA in the Programme cross-border area.
The eligible area for the CBC Programme between Bulgaria and Republic of Macedonia covers a territory of 18 736 sq. km with total population of 1 065 605 people. The overall borderline length is 165 km.