How to apply

The IPA ADRION Programme provides with opportunities for public and private organisations to fund project ideas and increase cooperation in the Adriatic-Ionian Region. 

Check out if you are eligible for applying to our Call for Proposals and get inspired by our funded projects!


Are you based in our cooperation area?

We operate across the Adriatic-Ionian region, if you want to apply for funding, your organisation must be based in the IPA ADRION cooperation area. Learn more about our cooperation area for more information.


Are you interested in our Thematic Priorities?

We have looked at identifying priorities which can make our region more sustainable and greener. We would like to bring forward our innovation capacities and strengthen the ties between research and the labour market. In addition to that, we would like to be the driving force for improving transnational partnerships, helping new countries to access EU. We do that by involving four countries from the Western Balkans area (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia) and a Third State (San Marino). 

Check out our thematic Priorities and weather they fit with your topic’s interests.

Priority 1

Supporting a smarter Adriatic-Ionian region

Priority 2

Supporting a greener and climate resilient Adriatic and Ionian region

Priority 3

Supporting a carbon neutral and better connected Adriatic and Ionian region

Priority 4

Supporting the governance of the EUSAIR



How does it work?

We open calls for applications to grant new funds. When the call is open, we inform you about rules and type of activities that can be funded and about the steps that you must take to apply.

We provide you with support tools throughout the application process. We can consult your project idea to help make it fit best to the Programme.


Are you looking for a partnership?

To be able to submit a project proposal, you must look for a transnational partnership involving the countries of our cooperation area. A transnational partnership is normally made of both EU countries and non-EU member countries to ensure the maximum return in terms of cooperation. To check if your partnership is eligible, always check the rules laid down in the Programme Application manual provided in each call.


Read the relevant documents

Please note: the application manual is issued for each call of proposals.  To learn more about the application process and download the application package, please visit the section Calls. 

IPA ADRION Programme

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IPA ADRION Programme in a nutshell

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Topics and resources

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Screening Ambientale

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ADRION Territorial Analysis

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ADRION Territorial Analysis APPENDIX

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Learn how to submit your application

We effectively handle applications and projects using the online tool JEMS (Joint Electronic Monitoring System), a monitoring system developed in collaboration with Interact and Interreg programs.

Jems serves as a resourceful tool enabling project applicants and partners to submit applications and is the platform for their project reporting. Additionally, it empowers program bodies to monitor project implementation and programme progress.


National Contact Points and Financing rules.

Contact Points

The Programme is made up of ten contact points to ease your communication and make sure you are an eligible partner, we recommend you that you contact them directly here.

Financing rules

Our projects are financed by Interreg funds up to 85%. The remaining part is supported by national contribution. To know more about national rules, check out the national pages.

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Are you looking for inspiration?

The Interreg ADRION Programme has funded 87 projects which have contributed to build the capital of the Programme. Funded projects have developed outputs and deliverables which includes, among others, policy papers, strategies, implementation plans, online tools, and training materials. These resources are being collected into the project digital library allowing for a wide dissemination. The library will also function as repository for the future IPA ADRION project results.