2nd Regional Consultative Forum for the preparation of Bulgaria-Serbia IPA Cross-border Programme 2014-2020


In regards to the preparation of the Bulgaria-Serbia IPA Cross-border Programme 2014-2020, the 2nd Regional Consultative Forum will take place on 23rd April 2014 in Nis and on 24th April 2014 in Sofia.  

The meetings will take the form of plenary discussions on the following topics:

Results of the Regional consutations regarding the new programming period


The first Regional Consultative Forum for the preparation of Bulgaria – Serbia IPA Cross-border Programme 2014 – 2020 brought together wide range of stakeholders who have expressed their opinion on the results of the situation and SWOT analysis in regards to the challenges and opportunities for cross-border cooperation between Bulgaria and Serbia and on the possible thematic prioritisation of the new bilateral programme. 

Results from the on-line survey concerning the new programing period 2014-2020


The on-line survey (questionnaire) about the specific demands, intentions and expectations of the potential target groups towards the new programme was carried out between 3rd and 14th of February 2014. 

Thank you for your participation and for the achievement of the good responses rates!

You may found a brief presentation of the results from the online survey HERE.

Regional consultations for preparation of the Bulgaria-Serbia IPA CBC programme 2014-2020


The preparation of the Bulgaria-Serbia IPA CBC programme 2014-2020 has entered on its essential stage, where the views of stakeholders related to the specific cross-border needs and perspectives will contribute to the thematic concentration of the new programme. 

In this regards, wide public consultations will be organized between 5th and 14th of March 2014. The meetings will take the form of plenary discussions in each district of the cross-border area with the aim to:

Questionnaire concerning the new programming period 2014-2020


In November 2013 the process of preparing the Bulgaria-Serbia IPA CBC Programme 2014-2020 has been launched with a first meeting of the Joint Working Group.

1st written procedure


Following the decision taken during the first Joint Working group meeting, a written procedure was carried out for consideration of inclusions of the additional NUTS 3 regions - Vratsa district (BG) and Toplica district (RS) into the eligible area of the future Bulgaria - Serbia IPA Cross-border programme.

First meeting of the Joint Working Group


On 7th November 2013 at the premises of the Ministry of regional development was held the first Meeting of the Joint Working Group (JWG) for the elaboration of Bulgaria-Serbia IPA CBC Programme 2014-2020.

European Cooperation Day 2013 celebrated at Baba Vida castle in Vidin


The second annual celebration of the European Cooperation Day under the Bulgaria-Serbia IPA Cross-border Programme took place on the 21st of September 2013 at Baba Vida castle in Vidin, Bulgaria. The celebration in the form of a medieval festival brought together performers from both Bulgaria and Serbia, including two associations for preservation of medieval arts and crafts - “Modus Vivendi” from Bulgaria and “Beli Orlovi” from Serbia, and the Balkan medieval music group “Eriney” from Bulgaria. The enthusiastic performers displayed great talent illustrating the rich and colorful past of the two countries through an open air exhibition of traditional arts and crafts, calligraphy, blacksmith, leatherworking and tailoring workshops, medieval games, a fighting tournament and even a live music concert of authentic medieval music from the Balkans.


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