Interreg IPA CBC Italy – Albania – Montenegro


    Programme Thematic Objectives

    • Thematic objective Enhancing competitiveness, the business environment and the development of small and medium-sized enterprises, trade and investment through, inter alia, promotion and support to entrepreneurship, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises, and development of local cross-border markets and internationalisation; Specific objective
      • Enhance the framework conditions for the development of SME’s cross-border market.
    • Thematic objective Encouraging tourism and cultural and natural heritage; Specific objective
      • Boost attractiveness of natural and cultural assets to improve a smart and sustainable economic development
      • Increase the cooperation of the key actors of the area for the delivery of innovative cultural and creative products
    • Thematic objective Protecting the environment and promoting climate change adaptation and mitigation, risk prevention and management through, inter alia: joint actions for environmental protection; promoting sustainable use of natural resources, resource efficiency, renewable energy sources and the shift towards a safe and sustainable low-carbon economy; promoting investment to address specific risks, ensuring disaster resilience and developing disaster management systems and emergency preparedness; Specific objective
      • Increase cross-border cooperation strategies on water landscapes
      • Promoting innovative practices and tools to reduce carbon emission and to improve energy efficiency in public sector.
    • Thematic objective Promoting sustainable transport and improving public infrastructures by, inter alia, reducing isolation through improved access to transport, information and communication networks and services and investing in cross-border water, waste and energy systems and facilities; Specific objective
      • Increase coordination among relevant stakeholders to promote sustainable cross border connections in the cooperation area.
  • Currently there are neither job vacancies or calls for projects open for this programme

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The Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme “Italy-Albania-Montenegro” joins the Adriatic cooperation scenario in the 2014/2020 period, characterized by the entry of Croatia in Europe, the adoption of new cooperation programmes, the definition of the Adriatic Ionian Macroregional Strategy, and the enhancement of relations between Puglia, Albania and Montenegro.

The Programme was established with the intent of giving more impetus to the IPA cooperation in the lower Adriatic sea, fostering smart, inclusive and sustainable development. Italy participates in the Programme with two regions: Puglia, which also acts as Managing Authority, and Molise; Albania and Montenegro participate with the entire territory.

The Programme aims to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience among regional and local stakeholders from the three countries, develop and implement pilot actions, measure the feasibility of new policies, products and services, support investment in the areas of interest. It supports project initiatives related to the following priority axes:

  1. Strengthening the cross-border cooperation and competitiveness of SMEs
  2. Smart management of natural and cultural heritage for the exploitation of cross border sustainable tourism and territorial attractiveness
  3. Environment protection, risk management and low carbon strategy
  4. Increasing cross border accessibility, promoting sustainable transport service and facilities and improving public infrastructures
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