Adriatic-Ionian Transnational Cooperation Program (ADRION)

The ADRION program overall objective is to act as a policy driver and governance innovator fostering European integration among Partner States (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia), taking advantage from the rich natural, cultural and human resources surrounding the Adriatic and Ionian seas and enhancing economic, social and territorial cohesion in the program area.

The ADRION Managing Authority is the region of Emilia Romagna with its seat in Bologna, Italy, and the National Authority in Bosnia and Herzegovina in charge of program coordination together with other participating countries is the Directorate for European Integration.

Priority Axis

  1. Innovative and smart region 

Promoting business investment in R&I, developing links and synergies between enterprises, research and development centers and the higher education sector, in particular promoting investment in product and service development, technology transfer, social innovation, eco innovation, public service applications, demand stimulation, networking, clusters and open innovation through smart specialization.

  1. Sustainable region

Conserving, protecting, promoting and developing natural and cultural heritage; Protecting and restoring biodiversity and soil and promoting ecosystem services, including through Natura 2000, and green infrastructure.

  1. Connected Region 

Developing and improving environment-friendly (including low-noise) and low-carbon transport systems including inland waterways and maritime transport, ports, multimodal links and airport infrastructure, in order to promote sustainable regional and local mobility.

  1. Supporting the governance of the EUSAIR

Enhancing institutional capacity of public authorities and stakeholders and efficient public administration by developing and coordinating macro-regional and sea-basin strategies.

More details available at Program web site

Contact points in the Directorate for European Integration:

Sanja Vukadin

Unit for Territorial Cooperation Programs
+387 33 255 352

Damir Hadžić
+387 33 202 249