INTERREG VІ-А IPA Bulgaria-Turkey 2021-2027 - Eligible Programme Area

The programme area covers 3 regions on the Bulgarian side - Burgas, Yambol and Haskovo and 2 provinces on the Turkish side - Edirne and Kirklareli. The border between Bulgaria and Turkey is nearly 288 km long with three border checkpoints. 11.76% of the total population of both countries live in the cross-border region. It features several large cities such as Burgas, Yambol and Haskovo, on the Bulgarian side, and Edirne and Kirklareli, on the Turkish side. The border region is assessed as having a rich cultural and natural heritage and a high degree of environmental sensitivity to climate change.