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The Project is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund

and by national funds of the countries participating in the Interreg V-A “Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020” Cooperation Programme."

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The interactive web platform "Inno Wave" is developed for servicing business cooperation in the cross-border region for sustainability of the project during and after its completion.

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„InnoWave“ is implemented within The Cooperation Programme INTERREG V-A "Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020"

PA 1: A Competitive and Entrepreneurship Promoting Cross-Border Area

Specific objective 22-1-3a-1: To Improve entrepreneurship SME support systems
MIS Code: 5070630
Implementation period: April 2021 – April 2023

Project idea

The overall objective of the project is to develop a sustainable system of measures, including stimulation of business creation and strengthen the factors affecting entrepreneurial success in the cross-border area of Bulgaria and Greece. The main project objective fully corresponds with the focus of Priority Axis 01 of the Programme namely, to create an innovative and competitive cross-border area.

Project objectives

The overall objective of the project is to develop a sustainable system of measures, including stimulation of business creation and strengthen the factors affecting entrepreneurial success in the cross-border area of Bulgaria and Greece. The main project objective fully corresponds with the focus of Priority Axis 01 of the Programme namely, to create an innovative and competitive cross-border area.
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A few words about our Programme

The Cooperation Programme “Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020” was approved by the European Commission on 09/09/2015

Budjet

The total budget (ERDF and national contribution) for the European Territorial Programme “Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020” is €130,262,836.00 .The total financing consists of €110.723.408 (85%) ERDF funding and €19.539.428 (15%) national contribution.

Eligible area

The eligible area of the Programme consists of the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace (Prefectures of Evros, Kavala, Xanthi, Rodopi and Drama) and the Region of Central Macedonia (Prefectures of Thessaloniki and Serres) in Greece and the South-Central Planning Region and South-West Planning Region (Districts of Blagoevgrad, Smolyan, Kardjali and Haskovo) in Bulgaria.

The Greece-Bulgaria cross-border eligible area for the programming period 2014-2020 extends to 40.202 km2 and has a total population of 2.7 million inhabitants. It covers four territorial units at NUTS II level (Regions), and 11 territorial units at NUTS III level (Districts). The eligible area extends across the entire Greek-Bulgarian border and is neighbouring with Turkey (east) and the Republic of North Macedonia (west), both countries aspiring to access to the EU. It is part of the most south-eastern non-insular area of EU, and it is situated between three seas: the Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea and the Ionian-Adriatic Sea. Finally, it sits at the crossroad of strategic fossil fuel pipelines supplying the EU market and TEN transport axes.
The settlement structure of the area is characterized by the presence of 10 medium-large cities (>50.000 inhabitants) which accumulate 38,2% of total population, and 25 small cities (10.000-50.000 inhabitants).
Despite the historically relatively small amounts of funds allocated, there is a long history of cooperation in the eligible area, which started with Community initiative INTERREG I (1989-1993).

The priority axes are:

PA 1: A Competitive and Entrepreneurship Promoting Cross-Border Area

PA 2: A Sustainable and climate adaptable Cross-Border area

PA 3: A better interconnected Cross-Border Area

PA 4: A socially inclusive Cross-Border area

PA 5: Technical Assistance

Project Beneficiaries

Lead beneficiary

CENTER FOR PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP Association- Bulgaria

Project beneficiary 3

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM

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CONTACTS

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