Greece and Bulgaria, two neighboring countries with a rich past, since the end of the 1990s have entered an era of closer co-operation, due to the INTERREG Programme “Greece-Bulgaria”.
The main idea behind the program “INTERREG” is that countries have issues that can be better solved if they work together than if each one remains confined within its borders. So for this reason, in our Programme, we promote activities that bring our people closer. One needs to look no further than the land and the rivers we share and move on to roads and then to culture, food and traditions. In every case what happens on one side of the border affects the other side as well. The need for joint actions is gradually becoming the normal than the exception.
We focus in Northern Greece and in Southern Bulgaria around our common border.
All of our actions take place in the area of Evros, Kavala, Xanthi, Rodopi, Drama, Thessaloniki, Serres and in Blagoevgrad, Smolyan, Kardzhali, and Haskovo.
We work with public and other institutions on both sides of the border that can benefit and positively influence the widest possible numbers of inhabitants, funding a very diverse range of activities that fall in the sectors of competitiveness, environment, culture, transportation, health and social issues.
For this reason, the European Union together with Greece and Bulgaria is providing 130.000.000 Euros from 2014 up to 2020!
We improve co-operation on issues of common interest and deal with the challenges of the modern era in a more efficient and effective way. Our ultimate aim is a better everyday life.
We cooperate! We act jointly and we all win!
CapTour Key Facts
Project Full Title: An initiative on Capitalising Tourism’s prospects of the region: CapTour
Project Acronym: CapTour
Funding Scheme: Interreg V-A Greece – Bulgaria 2014-2020
Participating Countries: Greece, Bulgaria