Balkan Forum in Thessaloniki

About Balkan Forum

Promoting the necessary actions for the introduction and successful use of business innovation is a key prerequisite for the economic development and promotion of healthy entrepreneurship both in Greece and in the rest of the Balkans.

With this in mind, in the context of strengthening Transnational Cooperation, the Ministry of Interior (Sector Macedonia – Thrace), in co-operation with the Managing Authority of European Territorial Cooperation Programmes (Interreg), took the initiative of organizing the 2nd Balkan Forum with key objectives:

  • Evaluating the existing business and technology inventory as well as identifying specific needs and shortcomings.
  • Bridging the gap between research and market.
  • Exploring the possibilities of developing business and technological networking and synergies in order to make the best use of the existing potential at the Balkan level.
  • Incorporating innovative proposals, either technological (process innovation, product or service innovation) or non-technological (eg management innovation, sales innovation) through the presentation of good practices.
  • The transition and consolidation of a greener economy, since environmental protection is an essential condition for sustainable development.
  • The promotion of sustainable development programmes, partnerships and networks in the Balkans during the programmatic period 2021 – 2027 of the EU funds.

The Forum consists of representatives of agencies from the Balkan countries (Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Albania, Republic of North Macedonia).

The event is going to take place on 25 & 26 of September 2020 and you can watch the live streaming broadcast here

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World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Development

” Strength lies in differences, not in similarities “

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Development

21st of May
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Borderless Culture Official Video – English

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The study for tourist development of the greater area of Amphipolis/Investigation and analysis of the available financial tools

In the framework of WP4 of the BORDERLESS CULTURE project, Partner Beneficiary No6 (Region of Central Macedonia) prepared and developed Deliverable D4.6.2: “Investigation and Analysis of Financial tools”, which consisted of the following two (2) Deliverables (in Greek)


More specifically, the above mentioned Deliverables include the Development of an Action Plan for the boosting and the cultural & tourist development of the Region of Central Macedonia, with Amphipolis area at its center.

The Action Plan has identified & proposed relevant Priority Axes/Intervention Fields/Actions-Projects taking into account all available Financial Tools (e.g. ESPA, Interreg, etc.) in the Programming period.

In the framework of the Deliverables, Specific relevant Projects have also been identified, budgeted and proposed to be financed.



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The bilingual leaflet (Greek – English) with information for the whole project

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The trilingual guide (Greek- Bulgarian-English) of the region of Amphipolis

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Happy Europe Day!

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Borderless Culture Official Video – Greek

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4th Project Meeting

Click here and read the invitation – agenda of the 4th Project Meeting

Click here and read the press release

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VIDEO: The Musical and Dance Heritage at Mesta and Struma Valley

The Musical and Dance Heritage at Mesta and Struma Valley (Documentary film) has been produced by the Faculty of Arts, South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, acting as Project Beneficiary 4 in the framework of the project Borderless Culture, under Cooperation Programme Interreg V-A “Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020”.

The rights of the documentary film belongs to the Faculty of Arts, South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, owning the necessary permissions for publication by the competent authorities.

The views and opinions expressed in the content of the publication are under the sole responsibility of the Partner Beneficiary 4 Faculty of Arts, South-West University “Neofit Rilski” and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions held by the European Union, the participating countries, the Managing Authority and the Joint Secretariat.

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