If you want to know more about what the Interreg ADRION programme did in 2015 as from the date of its approval (20 October 2015) this article is for you. It provides a short overview of what the programme did and planned in order to prepare its future activities.
Strategic Project Facility Point for EUSAIR approved under condition
On 11 May 2016, the ADRION Monitoring Committee approved under condition the Strategic Project Facility Point – Supporting the governance of EUSAIR. The strategic project aims at enhancing the institutional capacity of key stakeholders and public administrations are involved in the governance of EUSAIR, as well as assisting the progress of implementation of its Action Plan.
The Strategic Project shall be implemented by 9 outstanding partners coming from the Partner States involved in the macroregional strategy and in the ADRION programme and have an overall budget of 11,5 million EUR with a EU co-funding (ERDF and IPA II funds) of 85%. It will last until end of December 2022.
The approval of the Strategic Project has been officially announced on occasion of the 1st Forum of the EUSAIR jointly organised by the European Commission and the Government of Croatia and held in Dubrovnik on 12 and 13 May 2016.
ADRION First call for proposals – Key Figures
The first call for proposals was opened from 1 February 2016 to 25 March 2016 (h: 17:00 CET). The programme received 376 project proposals via online application system (eMS).
Around EUR 33 million of Union contribution was made available, out of which EUR 28 million of ERDF fund and EUR 5 million of IPA II fund. Overall, EUR 413 million of Union contribution has been asked. Applicants coming from ERDF Partner States (Croatia, Greece, Italy and Slovenia) have asked for EUR 345 million from ERDF fund, while the applicants coming from IPA Partner States (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia) have asked for EUR 68 million from IPAII fund.
Please look at the First Call in FIGURES. Additional information on the first call statistics can be found also in our second ADRION Press release.