This programme Bulgaria - Serbia IPA Cross-border Programme is financed by the European Union through the IPA Fund and co-financed by Bulgaria and Serbia through contributions from state budgets and if applicable - from project beneficiaries.
The programming document drafted jointly by the two countries through a large partnership with national, regional and local stakehloders was approved by the European Commission on 25 March 2008 (Decision no. 1058). It sets out the general framework of intervention of IPA in the Programme cross-border area.
The programme continues the evolution of the EU’s cross-border initiatives, reflected in Neighborhood Programme from 2004 to 2006.