Current projects





Environment and culture responsible Danube region


Specific Objective 

Foster sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage and resources

Call number


Call 3


Budget in Euro



2 067 958.95

ERDF Contribution:

1 663 585.1

IPA Contribution: 

94 180 


Project Duration


01-07-2020 - 31-12-2022


ISTER project firstly addresses the challenge of Roman heritage discontinuity, which reflects both in a territorial dimension related to a low level of investment and connection between heritage resources and local/ regional productive sectors, as well as in visualisation and attractiveness dimensions regarding the promotion and awareness raising on the importance of heritage resources as drivers for regional development. Stepping further the isolated/ detached Roman settlements heritage, ISTER tackles the territorial dimension of the Roman Routes, as a contiguous transnational element that passes DR states’ borders and provides a relevant scale for exchange and joint development. Therefore, ISTER’s main objective focuses on rediscovering and revitalizing the ancient Roman Roads Network along the DR as a key driver in promoting territorial development based on sustainable use of cultural and natural heritage (specifically, Roman routes). ISTER promotes this Roman roads and settlements network as a catalyst for touristic development, as well as an opportunity for territorial competitiveness and sustainable growth of Danube crossed-regions. 

ISTER initial leaflet in English


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Smart Rural Entrepreneurship


Acronym     SmartRural
Priority axis  Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Specific Objective Competitive territories
Call 1st Call for Project Proposals
Lead Partner Regional Development Agency of Western Macedonia S.A.

Major Development Agency Thessaloniki S.A.

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Special Account for Research Funds - Department of Economics

Bulgaria Economic Forum

Local Economic Development Agency - Razlog

Panagrotikos Association of Cyprus

Center for Development of Pelagonija Planing Region

Budget 746 428,46 EURO


The project involves the cooperation of Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus and North Macedonia in order to enable joint approaches to common development issues that rural regions are facing. Specifically, they want to mitigate specific structural & socio-economic challenges, such as low-income levels, lack of employment opportunities, deteriorating quality of life, depopulation processes and directly improving quality of life for the residents of rural areas.

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Project title: „i3 – Education for ideas, inventions and innovations for entrepreneurship”


Financing programme: (Interreg V –B) Balkan-Mediterranean 2014-2020


Priority Axis: PA1. Entrepreneurship & Innovation


Period: 01 August 2017 to 31 July 2019 (24 months)


Total budget: 904 835,50 EURO


Partnership: 6 project partners (from 5 countries)


The overall objective of the project us to promote territorial development, cooperation and support the competitiveness of the Balkan-Mediteranean area by developing, establishing and promoting entrepreneurial learning and knowledge transfer model (Ideas, Inventions, Innovation – i3) for educating students and entrepreneurs.


Project co-funded by the European Union and national funds of the participating countries 

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ATTRACTIVE DANUBE - Improving Capatities to Enhance Territorial Attractiveness of the Danube Region

Name of the financing programme: Interreg Danube Transnational Programme

The main project objective is to strengthen multilevel and transnational governance and institutional capacities of policy planners involved in territorial development of the Danube Region, which will result in more harmonised governance system of the area. This will be achieved by firstly  establishing a permanent common transnational platform for monitoring territorial attractiveness (CO-TAMP), 11 national platforms (TAMP), and Territorial attractiveness atlas. Secondly, we will implement an intensive capacity building programme for empowering multilevel public authorities and civil society in 11 countries related to development planning resulting in enhanced skills and knowledge. Finally, the policy integration process, including transnational workshops, policy recommendations and memorandum of understanding, will capitalise the results and assure the long-term impact and leverage effect in the society. 


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