Fourth meeting of the Strategy Board, April 3, Montana, Bulgaria

On April 3, the fourth meeting of the Strategic Board of the (INTERREG VI-A) Bulgaria-Serbia 2021-2027 Programme was held in Montana. 

The Strategic Board approved a list of project ideas and reserves that will improve regional competitiveness, including tourism.

The total budget of the project ideas from the approved list of the territorial strategy is 8 million and 530 thousand euros, and each project has a budget of up to 1 million euros. The implementation period is from 12 to 24 months.

The Path to Greener Tomorrow - European Declaration on Cycling

Yesterday, the European Council, the Commission and the Parliament jointly signed the European Declaration on Cycling, marking the official adoption of the first inter-institutional policy on cycling at European level, thus recognizing cycling as a full mode of transport.
With eight core principles and 36 commitments, it describes cycling as one of the "most sustainable, accessible and inclusive, low-cost and healthy forms of transport and recreation", highlighting its key importance for European society and economy.

Explore cooperation, discover benefits – our soft projects in tourism

1,938,985 euros under the Priority axis "Tourism" have been invested to support the development of competitive cross-border tourism.

In Chiprovtsi (Bulgaria) and Pirot (Serbia), you can touch the beauty of traditional carpets in two studios where real local craftsmen demonstrate the art of carpet making - look for this tourist product under the name "The Carpet Tale".

Important for Closure of 2014-2020 Programme – Reporting and Reimbursement of expenditures

Dear Project partners,


In order to ensure the smooth running of the closure process of the Interreg IPA CBC Programme Bulgaria – Serbia 2014-2020 the Managing authority developed the following schedule and deadlines in connection with the verification process of the reported expenditures by the beneficiaries after the end of the project implementation:

∙           Final date for submission of requests for first level control (FLC) by beneficiaries – 10.01.2024;

The European Commission approved the Cross-border cooperation Programme between Bulgaria and Serbia for the programming period 2021-2027

With the approval decision of the European Commission from November 22, 2022, the Cross-Border Cooperation Program INTERREG VI-A IPA Bulgaria - Serbia 2021-2027 will begin.

Over 38 million euros will be invested over the next 7 years in the districts of Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Sofia, Pernik, Kyustendil on the territory of Bulgaria and Borski, Zaicharski, Pirotski, Niški, Toplichki, Yablanički, Pčinski in Serbia.