Cross-border Cooperation Programmes envisage cooperation for balanced development in the common border regions of the EU countries, between the border regions of third countries bordering the EU Member States and between the regions within the Union itself. As one of the instruments of the EU Regional Policy as well as the European Neighbourhood Policy, the Cross-border Cooperation Programmes aim to support cooperation for economic and social development in border regions. Under Cross-border Cooperation, Türkiye participates in the Interreg Bulgaria-Türkiye IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme and the ENI Cross-border Cooperation Programme in the Black Sea Basin. In addition to these two, Türkiye plans to benefit from the Interreg NEXT Mediterranean Basin Cross-border Cooperation Programme for the first time in 2021-2027. The Directorate for EU Affairs is the National Authority for the Cross-border Cooperation Programmes Türkiye takes part in.

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