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What is the objective for the integration ?
The IPA funds integration should enable the partners coming from candidate countries or potential candidates to participate more actively in the MED Programme. Moreover, this integration is highly beneficiary for the Programme as the IPA countries are able to participate more actively in the implementing of strategic objectives.
What are the key steps ?
Once the Steering Committee gave its agreement on the Strategic Integration, the Programme organised the first steps. In order to offer the opportunity to interact and discuss on that key issue, common to the MED and South East Programmes, a joint session was organised during the Programme MED annual event. Eminent representatives from the European Commission and from the west Balkans countries joined up with the panel for informing the audience with the latest information available on the matter. This interaction was an open dialogue: On the one hand, the EC made a reminder on the reasons which motivated the IPA funds integration. On the other hand, the IPA countries expressed their satisfaction about that initiative. Eventually, both Programmes formulated their will to cooperate and explained the different necessary steps for the implementation of the Process. The OP modification is going through the validation process and is scheduled for the end of the year. At the validation, the Programme will have reached a first legal step in that complex process. The Liaison Office in Thessaloniki will keep you updated with the evolution.
You can download the presentation given during the joint event on the Programme MED website, under the news and events section.
To contact the MED/IPA Liaison office in Thessaloniki :
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Tel.+30 2310 469 676