Greece and Republic of North Macedonia border infrastructure development

Acronym We Cross Borders
Priority axis Protection of Environment – Transportation
Specific Objective Upgrade public infrastructure to improve road travel time, safe border crossing and promote energy efficiency towards green transport
Call 1st Call for Project Proposals
Start date April 2, 2018
Lead Partner Decentralised Administration of Macedonia & Thrace
Partners Ministry of Finance- Customs Administration
Ministry of Interior
Regional Development Fund of Central Macedonia
Budget 1.216.567,50 €
The project “ We cross borders” aims to
promote the improvement of the policy instruments for crossborder cooperation processes in the natural and cultural heritage protection and sustainable growth.
The global objective of the project is also to develop the management of the border by using it as a tourist attraction factor and a safety establishment. It shall improve the effectiveness of tourism activity and safety, in managing the organization and valorisation of these assets.

Analitically : What is “We cross borders”?

“We cross borders” - Development of Border Stations’ Infrastructure between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, is a project aimed at the modernization and improvement of infrastructure in the Border Crossing Points of Evzoni and Bogorodica and aims at improving the customs’ services provided to citizens and businesses of the neighboring countries and E.U. In addition, it is expected to contribute to the enhancement of economic development, as a result of the increase of tourists between the two countries.

In particular, the relevant individual actions are aimed at:
I. Transfer of knowledge for Border Crossing Points organization
II. Management of project activities and partners cooperation
III. Dissemination and communication activities on project actions and results
IV. Study of tailor needs of Border Crossing Points modernization and improvement of :
Border Crossing Points modernization and improvement that mainly will include: The installation ANPR cameras, with the respective access control system consisting of vehicle barriers in the Border Crossing Point of Evzoni., CCTV cameras and NVR Equipment, new weight bridge e.t.c.

Expected results .
-  Improve the Customs’ Services provided in the Border Crossing Points of Evzoni and Bogorodica.
-  Enhance the sense of safety and convenience of passing vehicles and passengers and support Customs Services with the supply of cross cutting automated systems fully operative twenty four hours per day, seven-days per week.
-  Improve the working conditions for the Customs’ personnel in both countries.
-  Minimize the required time for processing people and goods at the Customs offices.
-  Enhance the sense of safety for tourists.
-  Eliminate traffic congestion in the Border Crossing Points of Evzoni and Bogorodica.
-  Tackle, prevent and combat of illegal trafficking of drugs, cigarettes and products.
-  Tackle of illegal immigration.
-  Enhance the sense of security for the inhabitants in the borders area.
-  Facilitate and promote bilateral trade.
-  Better supervision and protection of the European Union's external borders.
-  Increase cross border mobility for people.


1st Newsletter_ EL by the Lead beneficiary
Project Brochure (EN/EL)
3rd Newsletter (EN/EL) by the Lead beneficiary
Leaflet (EN/EL/MK)
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