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Preparation of IPA Cross-border Programmes 2014-2020

Within the frame of the preparation of the IPA CBC Programme Bulgaria – Serbia, Bulgaria – FYROM  and Bulgaria – Turkey, ÖIR elaborated the operational programmes for the 2014-2020 funding period in cooperation with ÖAR Regionalberatung GmbH, Consulting & Management Ltd. and Pliska Consulting Ltd.

 Field trip to a CBC project Bulgaria Turkey, © ÖIR GmbH 

The project included an in-depth analysis of regional needs, a detailed SWOT-analysis and the elaboration of the future strategy for crossborder cooperation in the area. Besides the elaboration of the operational programme, a number of citizen participation activities were implemented, including amongst others: an online survey, field trips to CBC projects and regional workshops where the future programme orientation was discussed with regional stakeholders.

Project team: Bernd Schuh, Stephanie Essig

Partners: ÖAR Regionalberatung GmbH, Consulting & Management Ltd., Pliska Consulting Ltd.

Client: Ministry of Regional Development, Directorate General “Territorial cooperation management”, Bulgaria (via Project Planning & Management Ltd.)

Period of performance: 2013-2014

Download: Project description