Bulgaria – Serbia

IPA cross-border programme between Bulgaria and Serbia is a continuation of the cooperation already established in the previous programming period, under the Neighbourhood Programme between the two countries.

Overall Objective of the Programme:

To strengthen territorial cohesion of the Bulgarian – Serbian cross-border region, its competitiveness and sustainability of its development through co-operation in the economic, social and environmental area over the administrative borders.

The overall objective will be implemented through 3 Priority Axes:


Priority I Development of small-scale infrastructure
Priority II Enhancing capacity for joint planning, problem solving and development
Priority III
Technical assistance


Programme Management

The Managing Authority for the Programme is the Bulgarian Мinistry of Regional Development and Public Works, Directorate General "Programming of Regional Development", "Cross border cooperation – external borders" Department. Ministry of Finance is the institution responsible for the Programme in Serbia.

The Programme’s Joint Technical Secretariat is located in Sofia, Bulgaria, with the branch office in Serbia, in Nis.



JTS Sofia

Address: 17 – 19, " Kiril and Metodii" Str., Sofia1202, Republic of Bulgaria
Phone: + 359 2 9405 680
Fax: + 359 2 9405 680
E-mail: jtsipakyustendil@gmail.com
Programme website: www.ipacbc-bgrs.eu/eng


Eligible area

Republic of Bulgaria: District of Vidin, District of Montana, District of Sofia, District of Pernik, District of Kyustendil, District of Sofia City

Republic of Serbia: District of Bor, District of Zaječar, District of Nišava, District of Pirot, District of Jablanica, District of Pčinja