Bulgaria’s Caretaker Govt Approves Cooperation Schemes under EU Programs
Thursday, 18 September 2014
Bulgaria’s caretaker government has adopted a decision on cross-border cooperation under three programs in the 2014-2020 programming period.
The three programs, INTERACT III, the Danube Transnational Program 2014-2020 and the Balkan-Mediterranean Program, are to be approved by the European Commission, according to reports of econ.bg.
The main goal of INTERACT III is to encourage the exchange of experience and the dissemination of good practice and innovative approaches related to the management and implementation of programs for territorial cooperation.
The Danube Program includes Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany (Bavaria and Baden-Wuertemberg), Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia and Slovakia and EU candidate countries such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Moldova, Montenegro, as well as three districts on the territory of Ukraine.
The Balkan-Mediterranean Program aims to build on shared territorial assets and promote integrated territorial development and cooperation for a more competitive and sustainable development of the Balkan and Mediterranean region.