Five new projects approved under the 5th extraordinary call

Jan 7, 2023 | News

Interreg ADRION Programme will fund five (5) new projects under the 5th Extraordinary Call for Proposals. Around MEUR 4,10 (3,1 ERDF and 0,97 IPA) will support their upcoming activities. The ADRION Monitoring Committee following the administrative and quality assessment process, has selected the approved project proposals for funding under conditions.

The selected projects will develop preparatory measures for the activation of joint Master Programmes to be running in the 2021-2027 period. The beneficiaries are universities, research centers and business institutions aiming to raise competences and skills in domains considered of strategic relevance for the Adriatic-Ionian programme area:

  1. Blue Economy
  2. Social Innovation
  3. Renewable Energy
  4. Circular Economy

Selected projects, addressing all specific topics, will implement their activities across a nine-months period. The following list indicates acronyms, topics and summaries of the project proposals approved for funding.
Under PA 1 Smart Region


Innovative Joint master Programme “Maritime Robotics in Blue Economy”
The Project aims to raise competences and skills in maritime robotics application in the domain of blue economy. Joint trainings organized by a network of universities, research organizations, business clusters, and a digital innovation hub will be implemented in order to achieve this goal.

Lead Partner: University of Zagreb (HR)
University of Trieste (IT); Maritime Technology Cluster FVG S.c.a.rl. (IT); National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics (IT); National Technical University of Athens (GR); University of Sarajevo (BIH); University of Montenegro (ME); Digital innovation hub (DIH) Agrifood Croatia (HR)

Budget: 935.000 EUR



Joint Master Programme on Social Innovation for a more inclusive and sustainable society
The project looks at promoting education on social innovation by supporting innovative solutions towards processes of empowerment and bottom-up participation, addressing contemporary social challenges in public administration’s governance, urban regeneration, social entrepreneurship, welfare, migration.

Lead Partner: Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna (IT)
University Iuav of Venice (IT); University of Belgrade (RS); University of Tirana (AL); Science and Research Centre Koper (SI); University of Zagreb (HR); Hellenic Open University (GR)

Budget: 593.000 EUR


PA 2 Sustainable Region


A joint “Master’s Degree in Renewable Energy”
Project’s overall objectives is to raise multidisciplinary competencies and skills on the topic of Renewable Energy, to lay down the basis for enhanced cooperation between EU and IPA countries, while encouraging the effective use of future EU funds for research and innovation in renewable energy.

Lead Partner: Unveristy of Patras / PANEPISTIMIO PATRON(GR)
Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna (IT); IUAV University of Venice (IT); University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (HR); Algebra University College (HR); University of Novi Sad Faculty of Technical Science (RS); International University of Sarajevo (BA); University of Tirana (AL); GREEN TECHNOLOGIES LTD (GR); Energo-data (HR);  Solar Info Community srl (IT)

Budget: 795.000 EUR



ADRION master on Circular Economy and Bioeconomy
The project will enhance the capacity of partners to develop solutions and knowledge, develop a joint academic path, aimed at training and introducing on the market new expertise on Circular Economy and Bioeconomy, and promote this new academic path to considerably increase the capacity of universities and business to produce expertise solutions.

Lead Partner: Polytechnic University of Marche (IT)
Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna (IT); Special Research Funds Account of Technical University of Crete (GR); Agricultural University of Tirana (AL); University of Sarejevo (BA);  School of Advanced Social Studies in Nova Gorica (SI); University of Zagabria (HR); Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade (RS); Chamber of Economy of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA); Confederazione Nazionale dell’Artigianato (IT)

Budget: 832.000 EUR



Joint Master’s Programme on Circular Economy
CRESCENTO’s aim is to develop Joint Master’s programme to be undertaken by at least 2 Universities and an internship of up 6 months to business / research partners. To achieve this, regulatory frameworks in different countries will be analyzed, a common strategy and an action plan of detailed actions will follow, in order to guide the effective implementation of the Programme in cooperation areas.

Lead Partner: Politecnico di Milano (IT)
University of Zagreb (HR); Faculty of Engineering University of Kragujevac (RS); National Confederation of the Craftmanship and Small and Medium Enterprises (IT); Aleksandër Moisiu University of Durrës (AL); University of Nova Gorica (SI); University of East Sarajevo (BA); Faculty of Metallurgy and Technology, University of Montenegro (ME); Athena – Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communications and Knowledge Technologies (GR); Aegean University (GR); European Public Law Organisation (GR)

Budget: 947.000 EUR


Additional information on the 5th Extraordinary Call for Proposals

The 5th Extraordinary Call for proposals was launched on 7 June 2022, addressed to Priority Axis 1 and 2. All interested eligible applicants had to submit project proposals refer only to one of the topics of the call.

The call focused on some of the topics of strategic relevance for both the ADRION Programme and the EUSAIR Macro-regional strategy, will also contribute to prepare the ground for further cooperation between EU and IPA countries and encourage the effective use of future EU funds in the domain of research and innovation.

The implementation of the joint master programmes accredited by the respective universities will take place in the 2021-2027 programming period and will get further financial support; the projects successfully complying with the goals of the present call shall be considered as strategic and granted in the 2021-2027 IPA ADRION Programme.

To know more about the call click here