IPA Cross-Border Programme CCI No: 2007CB16IPO008
PROJECTS WITHOUT BORDERS
building for border municipalities about strategic planning"
CBC Programme (IPA) Bulgaria - Turkey is financed by
the European Union through the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance
(IPA) and by Bulgaria and Turkey through contributions from the state
budgets and, where appropriate, potential project beneficiaries. The
program is for the development of cross-border EU initiatives reflected
in the "External borders" and PHARE - CBC Bulgaria and Turkey.
The program is implemented in all municipalities in
the regions of Burgas, Yambol and Haskovo on the Bulgarian side and in
the provinces of Edirne and Kırklareli on the Turkish side. Area of
cooperation between Bulgaria and Turkey covers an area of 29,032.9
square kilometers with a total population of 1,561,984 people. Joint
Bulgarian-Turkish border stretches 288 km in length and 3 existing
border crossing points.
IPA replaces five previous pre-accession instruments,
namely PHARE, ISPA, SAPARD, the Programme for pre-accession financial
assistance for Turkey and CARDS (Programme for Community assistance for
reconstruction, development and stabilization of the Western Balkans),
thus uniting all pre assistance under a common framework. IPA has been
developed to adapt more easily to different beneficiaries objectives and
thus provide targeted and effective support
according to their needs and level of development.
Border areas often face problems due to their
peripheral geographical location and relative isolation from the
national economy. At the same time the development of the internal
market of the Union (and the free movement of people, goods, services
and capital) highlighted the need for balanced development and
integration of the European territory.
CBC program aims to maximize the specific value to be
added in the context of the described framework.
Programme strategy has been developed with a focus on
the strengths and potential use of the area through the defined
priorities and areas of intervention, taking into account the
cross-border needs and opportunities for cooperation.
The overall objective of the program is:
To achieve balanced sustainable development, built on
the main strengths of the Bulgarian-Turkish cooperation cross-border
area and to contribute to the greater European cooperation and unity.
The specific objectives of the program are:
- Specific objective № 1: to promote sustainable
economic development in the area of cross-border cooperation on the
basis of comparative advantages.
- Specific objective №2: To improve overall social development and
promote social cohesion among people and communities.
- Specific objective № 3: to improve the quality of life through
efficient use of shared natural resources along with conservation values
of natural, cultural and historical heritage.
Programme priority axes:
- Priority 1: Sustainable social and economic development;
- Priority Axis 2: Improving the quality of life;
- Priority 3: Technical assistance.
This project is funded by EU
This project is performed by RMA "Maritza"
"This document is created within the
project" Capacity building for strategic planning in border
municipalities", funded by the CBC (IPA) Bulgaria - Turkey Programme, (CCI
number 2007CB16IPO008) The entire responsibility for the contents of the
document rests with RMA" the Maritza "and under no circumstances it can
be considered that this document reflects the official position of the
European Union and the contracting authority."