European Territorial Cooperation Programme Greece - Italy 2007 - 2013
The cross-border European Territorial Cooperation Programme “Greece-Italy 2007-2013” was approved by the European Commission on 28/03/2008 by Decision C(2008)1132/ 28/03/2008.
Τhe general objective of the OP Cross-Border Cooperation «Greece – Italy» for the Programming Period 2007 – 2013 is “To strengthen the competitiveness and territorial cohesion in the programme area towards sustainable development by linking the potential on both sides of the cross-border maritime line”.
This general objective will be achieved through the following strategic objectives:
Strategic Objective 1: Support for sustainable economic growth by focusing on common comparative advantages
Strategic Objective 2: Improve the accessibility to networks and services in the cooperation area so as to enhance mobility of people and goods
Strategic Objective 3: Improve the quality of life, preserve and effectively manage the environment and increase social and cultural cohesion
Submission for approval to the European Commission of the draft Programme “Interreg V-A Greece-Italy” (2014 - 2020)
The draft Programme “Interreg V-A Greece - Italy” (CCI 2014TC16RFCB020), for the 5th programming period (2014 - 2020), was submitted for approval to the European Commission, on 2 October 2014, accompanied by the "Partnership Agreement" of the two countries.
The new Programme has a total budget of EUR 123.176.896,47 and is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), with a total amount of EUR 104.700.362. The overall objective is to support strategic cross-border co-operation for a more prosperous and sustainable region across the Ionian Sea. Emphasis will be placed upon developing the foundations for a dynamic economy which fosters smart, sustainable and inclusive growth with the goal to improve the quality of life for those living in the region.
The Cross-Border Co-operation (CBC) Programme Greece-Italy (GR-IT) links eleven (11) NUTS III level prefectures and six (6) provinces from two different EU member states, Greece and Italy.