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.

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.



Period: 2013
 - 2014
Client: Ministry of Regional Development, Directorate General “Territorial cooperation management”, Bulgaria (via Project Planning & Management Ltd.

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

Methods: Regional analysis, Triangulation and synthesis, SWOT-Analysis, Document analysis, Accessibility analysis, Expert dialogue, Impact modelling, Stakeholder dialogue, Regional lab, Workshop, Data screening

Project team

  • Bernd Schuh

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