The BalkanMed 2014-2020 Programme is the transnational European Cooperation programme for the Balkan-Mediterranean area.

Although it is still waiting for its formal approval by the European Commission, the draft version of the 1st Call for Project Proposals is available.

Partners from 5 countries (Bulgaria, Cyprus and Greece Albania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) will work together beyond national borders for promoting integrated territorial development and cooperation and developing blue and green growth.

It is the first time ever that the European cooperation addresses the Balkan Peninsula and the Eastern Mediterranean Sea together, in a joint effort across maritime and terrestrial borders, to contribute to the “EU 2020” strategy, for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

The Balkan – Mediterranean Programme is co‐financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) with 28.330.108,00 Euros. The total support from the Instrument for Pre‐Accession Assistance (IPA) fund accounts for 5.126.138,00 Euros. The total budget of the Programme, including national contribution, is 39.727.654,00 Euros.