In the frame of this CBC Programme, both OSs announced the call for expression of interest to Municipalities within the eligible area of the Programme titled “Participation in the Municipality Support Programme” of the IPA CBC Programme North Macedonia-Albania 2014-2020”. This Call for expression of interest is addressed to all LGUs within the programme eligible area. Such participation aims to contribute to strengthening the capacity of municipalities to prepare and implement expected quality cross-border projects, as well as to establish partnerships with the municipalities in the programme eligible area. This will jointly expose the experience in designing and implementing CBC projects funded by the EU. The Call for expression of interest and the Expression of interest template had been addressed to all the LGUs from the programme eligible area and posted on the official websites of the OSs and of the programme on 23rd of November 2021. The deadline to submit the expression of interest was 31 December 2021. The interest shown was high determined by the number letters for expressing the interest.