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1st CALL FOR PROPOSALS: RESTRICTED CALL FOR STRATEGIC PROJECT PROPOSAL UNDER PRIORITY AXIS 3 INTERREG V-A GREECE – BULGARIA 2014-2020 COOPERATION PROGRAMME CO-FINANCED BY THE EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND (ERDF)
Deadline: 31 Mar 2016   CALL EXPIRED

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A. Context

The Interreg V-A Cooperation Programme Greece – Bulgaria 2014-2020 is a cross-border cooperation Programme co-financed by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund.

The total budget (ERDF and national contribution) for the Cross-border Cooperation Programme Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020 is €129.695.572,00. The total financing consists of € 110.241.234,00 (85%) ERDF funding and 19.454.338,00 (15%) national contribution.

The proposed strategic project in the framework of this Call will include the achievement of significant goals and must, at the same time, safeguard the maturity prerequisites of the proposed interventions, with the higher aim of covering the commitments for the N+3 rules for the first years of the Programme.

Before submitting any project proposal, applicants are invited to consult the Operational Programme approved by the European Commission on 09/09/2015, the respective EU regulations and annexes attached to this call. These documents are available on the Programme’s website at http://www.greece-bulgaria.eu/ in the “Programming Period 2014-2020” section.

1ST CALL FOR PROPOSALS: RESTRICTED CALL FOR
STRATEGIC PROJECT PROPOSAL UNDER PRIORITY AXIS 3
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INTERREG V-A GREECE – BULGARIA 2014-2020 COOPERATION PROGRAMME

Suspension clause

Please note that this Call for proposals is subject to the signing of the Ministerial Decision on Management and Control System (for Greek beneficiaries).

B. Priority Axes, Investment priorities, Synergies, Indicative activities

The present call for proposals is open for one (1) of the Programme’s Priority Axis as follows:

Priority Axis 3: A Better interconnected Cross-Border Area

Thematic Objective

07: Promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures

Investment priority

7b-Enhancing regional mobility by connecting secondary and tertiary nodes to TEN-T infrastructure, including multimodal nodes

Specific Objective

To improve cross-border accessibility

Targeted Interventions

o Construction of the new road Dimario- Greek/Bulgarian border;

o Upgrading the Road II-86 – Srednogortsi-Rudozem and bypass of Rudozem;

o Construction of the new border-crossing Dimario- Rudozem;

o Upgrading the existing complementary road infrastructure –The Road II-59 – Momchilgrad- Ivaylovgrad;

C. Available Budget
The total budget available for the present call is 38.235.295,00 € (of which

32.500.000,00€ ERDF and 5.735.295,00€ National co-Financing).

D. Project size

The project budget is set up to the budget of the related investment priority. This budget range is considered sufficient for the implementation of a relatively large scale project.

E. Duration
Projects should be concluded in a period of maximum three years (3) after the signing

of the Subsidy Contract.

F. Eligibility of expenditure
The starting date for eligible expenditure is 1/1/2014. The closing date of the eligibility

period of the expenditure should be the end date of the subsidy contract in force. Under no circumstances the final date of eligibility of expenditure can exceed the 31st of December 2023.

Eligibility rules on activities and related expenditure are set out in the Project Application Guidelines and in the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 481/2014 of 4 March 2014 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1299/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to specific rules on eligibility of expenditure for cooperation Programmes.

G. Eligible Partnerships

Priority Axis/Investment Priority

Priority Axis 3: A Better interconnected Cross-Border Area/7b-Enhancing regional mobility by connecting secondary and tertiary nodes to TEN-T infrastructure, including multimodal nodes

 

Beneficiaries

o EGNATIA ODOS SA, Greece;
o RIA, Bulgaria;
o Regional Administration of Smolyan

Further information about the eligibility of partnerships is provided in the Project Application Guidelines.

For the proposal, a Lead Beneficiary shall be designated, with the capacity to start the implementation of the project as quickly as possible, to exploit the immediate results of the intervention, and to concentrate all available managerial, financing and know-how resources and focus them on the project.



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