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 “Greece-Cyprus” Programme 

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The eligible area of the programme is constituted by eight (8) administrative regions on the Greek side (Samos, Lesvos, Chios, Dodekanisa, Iraklio, Lasithi, Rethimno and Chania) and the entire Cyprus. 

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

  • Development of the region of the programme as a measure for sustainable development in the wider part of the South - East of the Mediterranean.

with Specific objectives being the following: 

  • Elimination of the geographical and communication isolation of the cross-border area, 
  • Financial development and promotion of employment,
  • Upgrade of the region in the field of culture and environment,
  • Addressing social issues.

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

  1. Competitiveness: Support of entrepreneurship, enhancement of research and technology and human resources development.  
  2. Natural and Cultural Environment: Preservation of the environment, management of risks and promotion of cultural values in the region. 
  3. Accessibility and Safety of the Region: Enhancement of the safety of the region, enhancement of the transportation and communication systems, encouragement to train executives coming under both the public and private sector. 
  4. Technical Assistance for the application of the Programme (with horizontal character): Total support of the programme for the preparation of projects, management and implementation of the programme, publicity actions and evaluation.

The initial budget of the programme was 41.633.290 Euros and after the programme review the budget stands at 44.593.923 Euros. It is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Last modification date: 22/03/2010