Approval of the new Programme 2014-2020

The European Commission adopted the new INTERREG Programme between Greece and Italy worth over €123 million, with nearly €105 million coming from the European Regional Development Fund.

The new Programme aims to increase the economic competitiveness in the Greece-Italy border area by supporting entrepreneurship, innovation and the clustering of economic activities. The Programme will promote interaction among SMEs while stimulating innovative processes in industries exploiting common local resources. Furthermore, the Programme will improve the joint management of the impact of human activities on natural resources in urban, lowland and coastal Ionian and Adriatic areas. This will enhance the protection of maritime and land biodiversity.

The Programme will focus on the following three priorities: 

  1. Innovation and competitiveness, with investments in R&I and SMEs contributing to the building of a strong export based economy. Emphasis is put on sectors with high growth potential such as the agro-food industry, blue growth, tourism, cultural heritage, cultural and creative industries.
  2. Integrated environmental management. This priority aims at facilitating the development and implementation of common approaches to the management of the environment, promotion of the cultural and natural heritage and fostering shared potentials and responsibilities in the field of environmental protection and risk prevention.
  3. Multimodal sustainable transport system. This will be achieved by investments in regional and cross-border connections which will improve the accessibility to transport infrastructures, the coordination of cross-border transport systems and procedures, the integration with Regional, National and cross-border Transport Plans, as well as the promotion of an efficient and environmental-friendly mobility and transport system.

          Programme document 2014 - 2020

          Commission implementing decision

Project Manual - 8.0 Version (final)

Following the approval of the "Project Manual" revision by the Monitoring Committee, concerning the "flexibility rule" amendment, you can find here below the final version of the "Project Manual".

Project Manual - 8th version (final)

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.

Draft Programme

Draft of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the ETCP INTERREG GREECE - ITALY 2014-2020

As part of the Programme’s drafting, a draft of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) has been realized, which proposes a report on the Programme’s potential significant effects on the environment at the scale of the Programme’ area. This assessment approach is regulatory. It enables environmental considerations to be integrated in the preparation and adoption of the ETCP INTERREG GREECE – ITALY 2014-2020.

The Managing Authority invites the public to submit in writing any adequately documented comments on the SEA to the relevant environmental authority.

Ministry of Environment, Energy & Climate Change

Special Environmental Service
Alexandras Av. 11, 11473, Athens, Greece

Ms Th. Statha

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Your feedback will contribute to improve the shape of the future Programme and ensure its sound implementation regarding its potential environmental effect.

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) (in English)

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) (in Greek)