28,986,914.00 euros
Duration of the program:
January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2020
Additional information:

Overall objective: The overall objective of the CBC Programme Bulgaria-Serbia is to stimulate the balanced and sustainable development of the Bulgaria-Serbia border region integrated in the European space – achieved through smart economic growth, environmental change adaptation and learning culture enhancement.


Priority axis

Specific objective(s)


Sustainable Tourism

1.1. Tourist attractiveness: Supporting the development of competitive tourist attractions achieved through cooperation, thus contributing to the diversification of tourist product(s) in the cross-border region.

1.2. Cross-border touristic product: Capturing economic benefits from development of natural and cultural heritage in the border area through creating common crossborder touristic destination(s).

1.3. People to people networking: Capitalising the effect of cultural, historical and natural heritage tourism on border communities through common actions.



2.1. Skills & entrepreneurship: Supporting the development of attractive environment for advancement of young people in the border region achieved through cooperation;

2.2. People to people networking: Promoting cooperation initiatives for and with young people, thus enhancing mobility of young people across borders.



3.1. Joint risk management: Preventing and mitigating the consequences of natural and man-made cross-border disasters;

3.2. Nature protection: Promoting and enhancing the utilization of common natural resources, as well as stimulating nature protection in the programme area, through joint initiatives across the border.

  • Bor District
  • Zaječar District
  • Pirot District
  • Niš District
  • Toplica District
  • Jablanica District
  • Pčinj District
  • Vidin District
  • Montana District
  • Vraca District
  • Sofia District
  • Pernik District
  • Kyustendil District

  • All levels of regional/local authorities;
  • Regional and sector development agencies;
  • Relevant local and regional structures dealing with emergency situations;
  • Administrations of protected areas;
  • Regional touristic associations;
  • Central and regional offices and structures of relevant government institutions/ administrations;
  • Business support structures - chamber of commerce, business association, business cluster;
  • Education institutions and training service providers;
  • Vocational training institutions;
  • Universities, knowledge / research institutes;
  • Civil society structure (youth organisations, associations, foundations, NGOs);
  • Cultural institutes (museum, library, art gallery, community centres, etc.);
  • Local Action Groups (LAGs) established and supported under measure "Leader" within the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 for Bulgaria and within IPARD for Serbia.

Managing Authority  (MA)
Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works

Directorate of Territorial Cooperation Management
Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
9 Stefan Karadzha St.

Contact information can be found at the following link:

National Authority (NA)
Ministry of European Integration

Department for cross-border and transnational cooperation programmes and cooperation with local and regional authorities and organizations for more efficient use of funds
34 Nemanjina St., Belgrade 11000, Serbia

Joint Secretariat - JS branch office
Business Commercial Centre “Kalca”
Obrenovica St. bb
II floor, lamella “C”, local “C-67”
18 000 Nis, Serbia

Contact information can be found at the following link:

EU invitations

INTERREG IPA cross-border cooperation program Hungary-Serbia