The cross-border programme between Republic of Macedonia and Kosovo* will provide strategic guidance to implementation of assistance under Component II – “Cross Border Cooperation” of the Instrument of Pre-accession Assistance (IPA). It is designed following the principles underlined in the Commission Regulation (EC) No 718/2007, as amended by Regulation (EU) No 80/2010 (hereinafter referred to as the ‘IPA Implementing Regulation’), implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 1085/2006 establishing an Instrument for Pre–accession Assistance. The implementation of this cross-border programme between Republic of Macedonia and Kosovo will be supported by IPA financial allocations for 2010 and 2011.
This strategic document is based on a joint planning effort between Republic of Macedonia and Kosovo, and is also the result of a large consultation process with local stakeholders and potential beneficiaries. The objective of the programme is to promote cooperation between people, communities and institutions of the bordering areas, aiming to foster economic development, social cohesion and sustainable environmental development.
The programming process took place in the period between January 2010 and April 2010.