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Managing Authority

The Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes is responsible for twelve (12) European Territorial Cooperation Programmes. It hosts the Managing Authority of five (5) bilateral cross-border Programmes. In particular:  

  • European Territorial Cooperation Programme “Greece-Bulgaria 2007-2013”;
  • European Territorial Cooperation Programme “Greece-Italy 2007-2013”; and
  • Cross-border Cooperation Programme “Greece-Cyprus 2007-2013”, all of which are co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

as well as

  • IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme “Greece-Albania 2007-2013” and
  • IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme “Greece-The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2007-2013”, which are co-funded by the Instrument of Pre-accession Assistance (IPA).

Additionally, the MA is the National Coordinator of all European Territorial Cooperation Programmes Greece participates in. These are there (3) multilateral Cross-border Programmes (Adriatic, co-funded by IPA, and Mediterranean Sea Basin and Black Sea Basin, co-funded by ENPI), two trannational Preogrammes (Mediterranean Space – MED and Southeast Europe), the interregional Programme INTERREG IVC and the INTERACT network, all co-funded by ERDF.

The Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes is an integral part of the Greek Ministry of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastracture, Transport and Networks. Actually, it is that part of the Ministry that pays attention to the wider Hellenic neighborhood, Southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean Sea, as well as the whole of Europe, in order to build and strengthen bilateral cross-border and transnational ties and focus on a balance development on European level.  

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