Restricted Call for Strategic Project Proposal under the Interreg-IPA Cross-border Cooperation Bulgaria-Turkey Programme


Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works of the Republic of Bulgaria

(Managing Authority)

in cooperation with

Directorate for European Union Affairs of the Republic of Turkey

(National Authority)

Announce on the 13 May 2020 Call for Strategic Project Proposal under the Interreg-IPA Cross-border Cooperation Bulgaria-Turkey Programme, with aim to improve the cross-border cooperation between Bulgaria and Turkey.

Invites the following eligible Lead partner and Project Partner 2 to submit Strategic Project Proposal:

Lead Partner: Prof. D-r. Asen Zlatarov University of Burgas;
Project Partner 2: Trakya University of Edirne.

The overall objective of the Interreg-IPA Cross-border Cooperation Bulgaria-Turkey Programme is strengthening the Bulgaria-Turkey cross-border cooperation capacity in the field of nature protection and sustainable tourism, leading to enhancement of European territorial cohesion. The Programme is co-financed from the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance II (IPA II) of the European Union.

The Strategic Project Proposal would have to target:

Priority Axis 1: Environment:

Specific objective 1.2: Improving the capacity for nature protection, sustainable use and management of common natural resources through cooperation initiatives in the cross-border area.

The total amount allocated to the Call for Strategic Project Proposal is € 2 855 247.

The eligible area for the Strategic Project Proposal is:

For Republic of Bulgaria (administrative level NUTS III) – districts of Burgas, Yambol and Haskovo;
For Republic of Turkey (administrative level NUTS III equivalent) – provinces of Edirne and Kırklareli.

The full package of documents, including the Guidelines for Applicants is published and can be found on the following websites:

The deadline for submission of the Strategic Project Proposal is 29th of June 2020, 17:00 h. local time in Bulgaria. The Strategic Project Proposal must be submitted entirely in electronic form using the Electronic System:

You can contact the Joint Secretariat of the Programme for additional information:

Main office in Haskovo: tel. +359 38 663 888;

Branch office in Edirne: tel. + 90 284 214 9909.

 Application package:

Guidelines for Applicants, including Attachments;

Guidelines for Applicants - revision 29.06.2020

Application Form - revision 30.06.2020


Annex C: Subsidy contract.


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