Consultation of the IPA bilateral Cooperation Programme 2021-2027 between Greece and North Macedonia

Feb 21, 2022

The Managing Authority in the context of the drafting of the new Cooperation Programme for the Period 2021-2027, and with the aim of further developing the partnership principle, conducted two phases of public consultation as follows:

The 1st phase of the Public Consultation was carried out with the aim of highlighting the needs and challenges of the intervention area, gathering information not only on the strengths and weaknesses, but also the opportunities and threats presented in it. In addition, the contribution of the bodies was obtained through their experience from the design, but also the implementation of the current Interreg IPA CBC Programme "Greece– Republic of North Macedonia 2014-2020".

To maximize the input of the public and stakeholders, a structured questionnaire was developed in both languages. In addition to the Programme website, the questionnaire was published on several domains, in order to reach the largest audience possible and trigger a high response rate.

The 2nd phase of the Consultation was conducted at executive level from selected Programme stakeholders and Policy making bodies. Their input was collected through targeted questionnaires and personal interviews, regarding:
1. the Programme Area Needs:
2. the importance of cross-border cooperation:
3. Strategy Focus:
4. Suggested types of interventions:
5. Proposals for projects and actions:
6. Problems / obstacles

The Programming Committee, based on the results of the above consultations and within the framework of its responsibilities, formulated the following Programme version, which was informally submitted to the
European Commission.

We hereby invite you to consult the draft Programme. At the same time, the Managing Authority will update the Programme, based on the observations of the European Commission.

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