The first call for project 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).

First Call in Numbers

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.

First Call in FIGURES.

Additional information on the first call statistics can be found also in our second ADRION Press release.

eMS Technical Guidance and Programme Manual – ERRATA CORRIGE 2016_03_11

The Interreg V B Adriatic Ionian – ADRION Programme informs you that the first call for proposals is open as from 1 February 2016 to 25 March 2016 (h: 17:00 CET).

The call for proposals will support the selected applications with around EUR 33 million of ERDF and IPA II co-financing and represents 40% of the EU budget of the following programme priorities and specific objectives:

Priority Axis 1: Innovative and Smart region

  • Specific Objective 1.1: Support the development of a regional innovation system for the Adriatic-Ionian area.

Priority Axis 2: Sustainable region

  • Specific Objective 2.1: Promote the sustainable valorisation and preservation of natural and cultural assets as growth assets in the Adriatic-Ionian area;
  • Specific Objective 2.2: Enhance the capacity in transnationally tackling environmental vulnerability, fragmentation and the safeguarding of ecosystem services in the Adriatic-Ionian area.

Priority Axis 3: Connected region

  • Specific Objective 3.1: Enhance capacity for integrated transport and mobility services and multimodality in the Adriatic Ionian area.

The EU contribution shall be up to 85% of eligible expenditure both for the ERDF and IPA partners.


The whole application package is also available in zip file:  Application package rev

Errata Corrige for Programme Manual: Priority Axes 1-3 ERRATA CORRIGE 2016_03_11

ADRION offers a template for the drafting of the document attesting the power of signature or delegation (one of the required attachments to the Application Form). The template is not binding and intends to be source of inspiration only. The document attesting the power of signature or delegation must be in line with the national rules of the affected partner.


The ADRION programme shall offer support to applicants through its Joint Secretariat and its network of National Contact Points present in each Partner State of the Programme.

Requests for information can be addressed to the joint secretariat:

If you would like to discuss your project idea with the Joint Secretariat, you can submit it using the form provided Template for project idea and send it to the email adress above.

We would like to inform that in view of the approaching of the deadline for the submission of the project proposals, only the project ideas arrived within 10 March 2016 shall be checked by the Joint Secretariat.

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