Interreg Co-funded by the European Union

2014-2020 Period


For the 2014-2020 budget period, thematic priorities of the Programme were decided as “protection of the environment and adaptation to climate change” and “supporting tourism, cultural and natural heritage”. The allocated fund for the implementation of Interreg Bulgaria-Türkiye IPA Cross-Border Programme 2014-2020 is 29,642,894.12 Euro and 25,196,460 Euro of this amount have been provided through the Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA II). Co-financing share of the approved budget for Bulgaria and Türkiye is 15% shared equally by two countries.

Accordingly, 43 projects with a budget of approximately 11 million Euro have been successfully completed under the first call for proposals of 2014-2020 period.  Among the 58 projects chosen under the second call for proposals of the Programme, which was announced in January 2018, implementation of all projects have been finalised as of January 2023. Finally, implementation of the strategic project completed on 8th November, 2023, contracted with the beneficiaries Prof. Dr. Asen Zlatarov University and Trakya University under the third call for proposals with a budget of 3.3 million Euro continues.