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Eligibility of partners

All partners involved in Bulgaria - Turkey IPA Cross-border Programme must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

  • be legally established organizations (legal persons) and 
  • be established within the eligible border region between Bulgaria and Turkey and
  • be non-profit making and

be one of the following type of organization:

  • local/regional/national authorities or subsidiary structure(s) of local/regional/national authorities. In case a local/regional/national structure is not and can not a legal entity, its legally established central organization, if such exists, shall be the project partner;
  • national and regional agencies (responsible at central, regional and municipal level); nature park administrations; local/regional forestry directorates; health care institutions; cultural institutions; community centres; regional employment agencies; non-governmental (NGO) or non-profit (NPO) organizations such as business support organizations, local enterprise agencies, development agencies, Chambers of Commerce (CoCs), Information and Communication Technology (ICT) development agencies, educational, training and Research and Development (R&D) institutions, employers and producer associations, trade unions; other state and public agencies and associations; educational institutions such as universities, schools, colleges and libraries; Euro regions; or any association of two or more of the above;
  • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with their partners, not acting as an intermediary and
  • not have a conflict of interest with the Joint Structures of the Programme (Managing Authority (MA), National Authority (NA), Certifying Authority (CA), Audit Authority(AA), Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) and Joint technical Secretariat (JTS)). Should a conflict of interest arise during the performance of the contract, the beneficiary must immediately inform the Managing Authority (MA).

IMPORTANT! Exhaustive list of eligible partners could be found in Applicant’s Guide for each individual Call for Proposals.