Interreg Greece – Italy

  • Programme Thematic Objectives

    • Research and innovation

        Investment priority 1B

        • Improving existing and developing new innovation support services with a focus on the sectors of special interest to the Programme Area

        • Facilitating the development of innovation clusters among regions in the sectors of Blue growth, Creative industry, Tourism and Culture, and Agribusiness and other sectors of interest to the Area

    • Competitiveness of SMEs

        Investment priority 3A

        • Supporting the incubation of innovative specialized micro and small enterprises in thematic sectors of interest to the Programme Area

    • Environment and resource efficiency

        Investment priority 6C

        • Valorisation of cultural heritage natural resources, improving strategies and management for their sustainable use and utilization

        Investment priority 6D

        • Improvement of joint management and governance plans for biodiversity of coastal and rural ecosystems, paying attention on natural resources and protected areas and development of environmental protection measures

        Investment priority 6F

        • Developing and testing of innovative technologies/ tools to reduce marine and air pollution

    • Sustainable transport

        Investment priority 7B

        • Optimizing port and other transport infrastructures interfaces, procedures /operations in order to boost maritime transport, short-sea shipping capacity and cross-border ferry connectivity

        Investment Priority 7C

        • Improving the environmental impact of transport

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Greece and Italy, two neighbouring countries with a rich and common past, have more than 25 years of cooperation experience, starting from 1990 until now.
Interreg V-A Greece-Italy Programme is a European Territorial Cooperation Programme that aims to help public institutions and local stakeholders to develop cross-border projects and pilot actions and to create new policy, products and services, with the final goal to improve the citizens’ quality of life.
Strategically, the programme will enhance innovation in a number of fields such as blue growth, tourism and culture, agro food and cultural and creative industries.
Interreg V-A Greece-Italy Programme aims to get maximum return from EUR 123 million financed per 85% by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and per 15% by the 2 member states through a national co-financing.

The Programme supports project initiatives related to the following priority axes:

Priority axis 1 Innovation and competitiveness

Priority Axis 2 Integrated Environmental Management

Priority Axis 3 Multimodal Sustainable Transport System

Interreg V-A Greece-Italy Programme assists 3 types of beneficiaries:

  • Public authorities: national, regional and local
  • bodies governed by public law (as defined in Article 2(4) of Directive 2014/24/EU)
  • private organisations, non-profit organisations founded according to private law that respect the following conditions
  • International organisations in compliance with article 43 of EC Delegated Regulation no. 1268/2012.
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  • Joint Secretariat in Bari (IT)

  • + 39 080 5406575
  • Joint Secretariat Cooperation Programme Interreg V-A Greece-Italy 2014-2020 Puglia Region Coordination of International Policies – Territorial Cooperation Section Lungomare Nazario Sauro 31,33 – 70125 Bari
  • Managing Authority Hellenic Republic, Ministry of Development and Investments

  • Zeda Building, 2nd Floor - 65 Georgikis Scholis Av., 57001 - Pylaia, Thessaloniki
    • Katia Sagona

    • +30 2310469659
    • Head of the Unit B2 Managing Authority
  • Chrisa Nikou

  • +30 26510 07948
  • University of Ioannina- Research Committee
    University Campus
    45110, Ioannina, Greece
  • Pinelopi Mitsi

  • +30 26610 87121
  • Ionian Academy | Rectorate Ionian University
    1, Kapodistriou Str.
    49131, Corfu, Greece
  • Katerina Kapota

  • +30 2610 997899
  • University Campus

    Building A', 1st Floor

    26504, Rio, Patras, Greece
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