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 “Greece-Albania” Programme 

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The eligible region of the programme constitutes of 6 areas of NUTS III on the Greek side (Florina, Ioannina, Kastoria, Corfu, Thesprotia, Grevena*) and 3 on the Albanian side (Argyrokastro, Koritsa, Vlorë).

The Strategic Objective of the programme is defined as being the:  

  • Increase of the living standard of the population, with the promotion of sustainable local development in the cross-border area of the programme.

with Specific objectives being the following: 

  • Support of the local financial activities and sustainable development of local human resources, according to the needs of the eligible cross-border region and
  • Promotion of environmental and cultural actions of the eligible cross-border region as an instrument for sustainable local development.

For the implementation of the Programme the following Priority Axes have been set:

  1. Enhancement of the cross-border financial development: Promotion of sustainable financial development through common interventions, and facilitation of cross-border relations.  It will be implemented through four measures focusing on the promotion of entrepreneurship, the development of tourism, the promotion of cross-border actions and the improvement of accessibility of the borders. 
  2. Promotion and development of the environment, natural and cultural resources: Promotion of common actions for the protection of the environment and the improvement of natural and cultural heritage, as well as for sustainable development.  It will be implemented through two measures focusing on the promotion and protection of the environmental resources and the natural and cultural heritage of the area. 
  3. Technical Assistance: Support of the entire management and the smooth implementation of the Programme.

The programme is co-financed by the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (ΙΡΑ) with 22.143.015 Euros.

* Grevena is eligible according to article 97 of the Regulation on the Application of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance.

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Last modification date: 23/03/2010