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European Territorial Cooperation (ETC), better known as Interreg, is one of the two goals of the EU Cohesion Policy and provides a framework for the implementation of joint actions and policy exchanges between national, regional and local actors from different Member States.

The overarching objective of European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) is to promote a harmonious economic, social and territorial development of the Union as a whole.

Interreg is built around three strands of cooperation:

  1. Cross-border (Interreg A)
  2. Transnational (Interreg B)
  3. Interregional (Interreg C)

Five programming periods of Interreg have succeeded each other from 1990 onwards.

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The EU Cohesion Policy

The Interreg programmes are financed in the framework of the EU Regional Policy, also referred as Cohesion Policy due to its aim to dissolve regional disparities between Europe’s regions. This investment policy consumes around one third of the EU’s budget. It targets all regions and cities in the European Union in order to support job creation, business competitiveness, economic growth, sustainable development, and improve citizens’ quality of life.

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Eligible Area


EL511 – Evros
EL512 – Xanthi
EL513 – Rodopi
EL514 – Drama
EL515 – Kavala, Thassos
EL522 – Thessaloniki
EL526 – Serres


BG413 – Blagoevgrad
BG422 – Haskovo
BG424 - Smolyan
BG425 – Kardzhali

Eligible Area

Eligible Area

EL511 – Evros EL512 – Xanthi EL513 – Rodopi EL514 – Drama EL515 – Kavala, Thassos EL522 – Thessaloniki EL526 – Serres


BG413 – Blagoevgrad BG422 – Haskovo BG424 - Smolyan BG425 – Kardzhali

Our Priorities & Objectives

Specific objectives:

RSO2.4. Promoting climate change adaptation and disaster risk prevention, resilience taking into account ecosystem-based approaches

RSO2.6. Promoting the transition to a circular and resource efficient economy

RSO2.7. Enhancing protection and preservation of nature, biodiversity and green infrastructure, including in urban areas, and reducing all forms of pollution

Specific objective: 

RSO3.2. Developing and enhancing sustainable, climate resilient, intelligent and intermodal national, regional and local mobility, including improved access to TEN-T and cross-border mobility

Specific objectives: 

RSO4.2. Improving equal access to inclusive and quality services in education, training and lifelong learning through developing accessible infrastructure, including by fostering resilience for distance and on-line education and training
RSO4.6. Enhancing the role of culture and sustainable tourism in economic development, social inclusion and social innovation

The Programme Bodies


1. Ministry of  Development & Investments
Georgios ZervosSpecial Secretary for European Regional Development Fund & Cohesion Fund
Matthilde KonstantopoulouAssociate of the Special
2. National Coordination Authority 
Special Coordination Service for the Implementation of Operational Programs
Dimopoulou  MariaDirector, Unit
Mavria PanagiotaExecutive, Unit
3. Region of Central Macedonia
Giantsis ApostolosGeneral Director of Planning and Infrastructure of Central
Michailidis KonstantinosHead of Directorate of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
4. Region of East Macedonia and Thrace
Metios ChristosRegional
Kourtidis KonstantinosVice Governor of Xanthi Regional
5. Union of Regions of Greece (EN.PE.)
Doris SokratisDeputy Regional Governor of Transport and Communications of Central Region of Macedonia  member of the General Assembly of
Tsonis AthanasiosCounselor for Tourism, Region of Eastern Macedonia and
6. Central Union of Municipalities of Greece (KEDE)
Chrisafis AlexandrosMayor of Serres, Member of KEDE
Meletiou NikolaosMayor of Aspropyrgos, Member of KEDE
7. Economic and Social Council of Greece (OKE)
Rizeakos IoannisMember of the Executive
Efthimiou ChristodoulosMember of the Executive Committee
8. National Confederation of Persons with Disabilities (NCDP)
Vardakastanis IoannisNCDP
Mourouzis AlexandrosNCDP Associate
Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works 
Angelina Todorova-BonevaDeputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works –
1. Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works / Directorate “Territorial cooperation management” – National Authority (NA) 
Milen ObretenovDirector of Territorial Cooperation Management & Head of the Bulgarian National
Tsvetomir TsanevState Expert in Interreg Programmes
2. Council of Ministers Administration 
Apostol MilevChief Associate, Directorate Central Coordination
Angel SirakovHead of Department, Directorate Central Coordination
3. Ministry of Interior 
Julian GrancharovHead of Department, Directorate General “Fire Safety and Civil Protection”
Emil StefanovChief Expert, Directorate General “Fire Safety and Civil Protection”
4. Ministry of Transport and Communications
4.1 Directorate “Programme and Project  Coordination”
Velichka StamenovaChief
Dimo DimovState
4.2 National Company Railroad Infrastructure
eng. Zlatin
eng. Maria GenovaDeputy
5. District Administration – Blagoevgrad
Krasimira KrumovaExpert “ACRDSO”
6. District Administration – Smolyan
Momchil KaraivanovDirector “ACRDSO”
7. District Administration – Kardzhali 
Sabina SulukchievaChief
8. District Administration – Haskovo 
Zhelyazko KolevChief
9. Road Infrastructure Agency
eng. Desislava PaunovaManaging Board
Nikolina ChapanovaDirector of
10. National Association of Municipalities (NAMRB)
Rumen PehlivanovMayor, Rudozem;
Dimitar BrachkovMayor, Petrich
11. NGO sector – one voting member on rotation basis
11.1 Business Information and Consulting Centre – Sandanski
11.2 Harmanli Local Initiative Group
Diana GochevaExecutive
Atanas DimulskiExpert /
11.3 Business Incubator – Gotse Delchev, Entrepreneurship Promotion Centre
Rositsa DjambazovaChairman of the
Toma MachevChairman of the Board, Business Incubator – Gotse Delchev, Entrepreneurship Promotion


Managing Authority INTERREG 2021-2027
65 Georgikis Scholis Av.,
570 01, Thessaloniki, Greece
+30 2310 469 600
Head of the Managing Authority
Maria 2310 469 600
Unit A: Programming and Evaluation
Evelpisti Karagianni, Head of 2310 469 609
Rozanna Semertzian, 2310 469 624
Symela Pasalidou, 2310 469 616
Unit B: Programme Management 
Kiriakos Fotiadis, Head of +30 2310 469 690
Afroditi Lioliou, 2310 469 664
Dimitrios Liatsis, 2310 469 649
Unit C: Management Verifications 
Konstantinos Christodoulou, Head of 2310 469 620
Aikaterini Anagnostidou, 2310 469 629
Dimitrios Karavatos, 2310 469 614
Theofylaktos Salonidis, 2310 469 622
Unit D: Organisation and Support 
Dimitrios Karatzopoulos, Head of 2310 469 665
Athanasia Souliotaki, 2310 469 642
Ioanna Kalaitzoglou, 2310 469 671
Symela Karagianni, 2310 469 636


Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works

9 Stefan Karadzha St,
Sofia, Bulgaria 
Territorial Cooperation Management Directorate
Milen Obretenov, 2 9405 592
INTERREG Programs Department
Tsvetomir Tsanev, Head of 2 9405 556
Info Point – Sofia
Dimana 2 9405 557
Info Point – Smolyan
Velichka 301 81209
Legislation and Irregularities Department
Maria Doseva, Head of 2 9405 593
Financial Management Department
Krasimira Stoyanova-Peykova
Head of Department 2 9405 578
First Level Control Unit
Viktor Stoyanov, Head of 2 9405574


Joint Secretariat of the Programme
65, Leoforos Georgikis Scholis,
570 01, Thessaloniki, Greece 2310 469 695
JS Coordinator
Ioannis 2310 469 689
Project Officers
Kiriaki 2310 469 692
Jenya 2310 469 693
Galina 2310 469 696
Maria 2310 469 694
Periklis 2310 469 691
Zoi 2310 469 668
Financial Officer
Kyriaki 2310 469 698
Communication & TA Officer
Christina 2310 469 697

Programme’s Financial Data


Programme’s Achieved Indicators

This page presents the common indicators used in the programme under the relevant ESI Fund(s).

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