Heart Safe Cities

Cross Border Heart Safe Cities

The Framework

Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme CCI 2014 TC 16 I5CB 009

The Interreg IPA CBC Programme CCI 2014 TC 16 I5CB 009 is a European Territorial Cooperation Programme that supports regional cooperation between Greece and the Republic of North Macedonia. The Programme’s overall objective is to enhance territorial cohesion by improving living standards and employment opportunities holding respect to the environment and by using the natural resources for upgrading of the tourism product

The total budget allocated to the Programme is 45.470.066,00€, out of which 38.649.552,00€ (85%) is Union Support and the 6.820.514,00€ (15%) the National Counterpart.

The two Priority Axes of the Programme are:

  1. Development and Support of Local Economy

2. Protection of Environment – Transportation

Regions involved


5 Nuts III Regions: Thessaloniki, Pella, Kilkis, Serres and Florina

 Republic of North Macedonia

4 Nuts III Regions: Pelagonia, Vardar, Southeast and Southwest

PA 1: Development and Support of Local Economy

Priority Axis 1. Development and Support of Local Economy

The PA1. Development and Support of Local Economy promotes employment and mobility of human resources as well as aims to improve health and social investments and services. It supports the protection of natural and cultural heritage in order to improve the attractiveness and encourage tourism in the cross-border area.

 Specific Objectives

  • 1.1: Create employment opportunities for educated graduates by exploiting comparative advantages of the crossborder area, preferably with the use of innovative tools and practices
  • 1.2: Improvement of preventive health care and social services of children and elderly population mainly in the rural crossborder areas
  • 1.3: Improve the attractiveness and promote tourism in the cross-border area by promoting and capitalizing natural and cultural assets

Heart Safe Cities

Cross Border Heart Safe Cities

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

This webpage has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of the webpage are the sole responsibility of the 4th Health District of Macedonia & Thrace and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union, the participating countries and the Managing Authority.