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“Greece-Cyprus 2007-2013”


The Cross-border Cooperation Programme “Greece-Cyprus 2007-2013” was approved by the European Commission on 28/03/2008 by Decision C(2008)1131/ 28/03/2008.  


The total budget of the Programme is 60,082,255 €. The total financing consists of 48.065.620 € (80%) ERDF funding and 12.016.405 € (20%) of national contribution.

Eligible area

The eligible area of the Programme consists of Region of Crete (Prefectures of Heraklion, Rethymno, Lasithi, and Chania), Region of North Aegean (Prefectures of Lesvos, Samos and Chios) and Region of South Aegean (Prefecture of Dodecanese) in Greece and the whole territory of Cyprus.

General objective – Strategic objectives

Τhe general objective of the OP Cross-Border Cooperation «Greece – Cyprus» for the Programming Period 2007 – 2013 is “the promotion of the area as a hub of sustainable development in the wider Southeast Mediterranean in the direction of the enhancement of competitiveness”.

This general objective will be achieved through the following strategic objectives:

  • Strategic Objective 1: Improvement of the competitiveness in the cooperation area
  • Strategic Objective 2: Protection of the natural and cultural resources
  • Strategic Objective 3: Enhancement of security and improvement of accessibility to networks and services

Priority Axes

These three Strategic Objectives are defined in the relevant Priority Axes, with more special objectives for each one of them that are the following:

  • Priority Axis 1: “Competitiveness”
    • Specific Objective 1.1: Strengthening of the entrepreneurship
    • Specific Objective 1.2: Strengthening of research-technology and innovation
    • Specific Objective 1.3: Strengthening of human resources
  • Priority Axis 2: “Natural and Cultural Environment”
    • Specific Objective 2.1: Development and promotion of natural and cultural resources
    • Specific Objective 2.2:  Prevention and management of natural and technological risks
  • Priority Axis 3: “Accessibility and Regional safety”
    • Specific Objective 3.1: Strengthening security in the area
    • Specific Objective 3.2: Improvement of transport and communication systems
    • Specific Objective 3.3: Improvement of accessibility to information and communication networks
  • Priority Axis 4: “Technical Support for Implementation”

Basic information on the Programme

Title of the Operational Programme

Cross-border Cooperation Operational Programme “Greece – Cyprus 2007-2013”


60.082.625 €


  • Competitiveness
  • Natural and Cultural Environment
  • Accessibility and Security of the Area

Eligible area in Greece

  • Region of Crete (Prefectures of Irakleio, Lasithi, Rethimno and Chania)
  • Region of Northern Aegean (Prefectures of Lesvos, Samos and Chios)
  • Region of Southern Aegean (Prefecture of Dodecanese)

Eligible area in Cyprus

The entire country


For all information regarding the Cross-border Cooperation Operational Programme “Greece – Cyprus 2007-2013” please visit the website  http://www.greece-cyprus.eu


You may find all the approved projects at the webpage

Calls for proposals

1st Call for proposals
(05/10/2009 – 07/12/2009)
2nd Call for proposals
(10/10/2011 – 09/11/2011)
3rd Call for proposals
(25/01/201 – 24/04/2011)


Managing Authority
Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes  
Leof. Georgikis Scholis 65,
570 01, Thessaloniki

Telephone center: +30 2310 469600

Fax: +30 2310 469 602
E-mail: interreg@mou.gr

Joint Technical Secretariat
Balkan Center, Building D, 110th klm Thessaloniki-Thermi, 57001, Thessaloniki

Telephone center: +30 2310 024060

fax: +30 2310 024078
E-mail: jts_grcy@mou.gr