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Sectors: Employment, Environment, Local development, SME Policy, Tourism

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Civil Society Organisations, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, Schools, Training centres, Universities

Regions: Balkans, European Union

Category: Call for proposals


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Candidats countries: Alabania, North Macedonia


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Responsible: European Commission


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IPA – Cross-border Programme the Republic of North Macedonia – Republic of Albania under the Instrument of Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II) allocations for 2018 – 2020 – 2020
Funds for: stimulating a balanced, inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development in the cross-border area.

Priorities and funded actions:

* To develop the potential of tourism by promoting cultural heritage and values
* To strengthen the SME productive capacity and access to markets
* To enhance the awareness of a greener economy, cleaner environment and climate change 

* Priority 1: Encouraging tourism, culture and natural heritage; 
* Priority 2: Enhancing competitiveness, business, trade and investment;
* Priority 3: Protecting environment, promoting climate change adaptation and mitigation, risk prevention and management.

Among financed actions: 
* Design, development and promotion of joint tourism products and services and small scale investment for building or upgrading in public tourism infrastructure;
*  Development of basic infrastructures for artistic and linguistic heritage;
*  Activities designed to support SMEs, education and research & development organisations for improving business innovativeness and technology and mutual cooperation
*  Architecture and urban planning studies, Environmental impact assessment studies, Environmental strategic impact assessment studies;
* Actions designed to reduce the negative effects on environment and encourage environmentally-friendly economic activities; 
* Demonstration projects of cross border relevance 

Complemetary informations

* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals 

Initial duration of the action: The duration of the action may not be lower than 24 months nor exceed 48 months


  • be a legal person, and
  • be non-profit-making, and
  • be established in either the Republic of North Macedonia or Republic of Albania, and
  • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary, and
  • be one of the following institutions or organisations:
    • Central, regional and local government units and agencies for local or regional development,
    • Civil society organisations, as well as professional associations, farmers associations, chambers of commerce, chambers of crafts and trades and association of SMEs
    • National and regional centres for disaster management, national parks and monitoring and other organisations for nature protection
    • Formal and non-formal education and training institutions including research, development and innovation centres
    • Cultural institutions such as museums, libraries, institutions for protection of cultural heritage
    • Public enterprises as well as emergency services, such as fire/emergency services and organisations for nature protection