Project Title Business without Borders
Type of Contract/Category Grant contract
IPA Component


IPA 1 (2007-2013), Cross border Cooperation Programme: Republic of North Macedonia – Republic of Albania

1st call for proposals

Measure 1.1 Economic development
Functional Lead Partner, Lead partner and partners Functional Lead Partner: Economic Chamber of North-West Macedonia – MK

Lead Partner: Chamber of commerce and industry of Tirana – AL

Sector of intervention: Business promotion
Action location/s AL– Korça region, towns of Pogradec, Korça

MK – South west region, towns of Struga,Ohrid, Debar

Project aim & Objective: The project goal was to contribute to a wider economic development of the cross–border area of the south–west region in the Republic of Macedonia (Struga, Ohrid, Zajas, Debar municipality) and Korca region in the Republic of Albania (Pogradec and Korca municipalities). The project established interactive communication between representatives of Economic Chambers of Albania (Tirana–Korca) and the Macedonian Chambers (OEMVP). By achieving this kind of communication, the project created a possibility for mutual introduction of best practices that both Chambers shared, and thereby established a lasting cross–border partnership. This was done through identifying differences in these practices, as well as recommendations for improving them and defining the cooperation between the Chambers. The resulting partnership contributed to further regional development by using a new tool of cross– border cooperation.
Results: The action has planned two results, as: Established economic policy debate among key stakeholders on both side of the border; Improved links and access to information about business opportunities in both sides of the cross-border region.
Facts & Figures The key facts & figures relevant to the project:

Project duration: 10 months

Total Project Budget for the grant beneficiary in MK: € 56,548.40
Total Project Budget for the grant beneficiary in AL: € 48,523.97