The Adriatic Cross-border Cooperation Programme derives its strength from the experience gained during the former programme showing concrete results from the analysis of the past. Precisely, this IPA programme is the result of the work conducted by the participating countries. Similarly, it is an eminent part of the cooperation procedure. There are many factors that make cooperation in the Adriatic Sea area important, from political to economic point of view. These include:
- Factors that are related to geographical as well as cultural proximity, making intensification of bilateral or even multilateral relations possible among the Adriatic coastal regions. This helps to support the local processes of the harmonious growth, unity among people and sustainable growth.
- Factors based on the political stability of the region. After ten long years of conflict, this region is currently moving towards integration while creating an area for free trade.
Since the present programme is the outcome of a detailed working process; communication, discussion and cooperation are everything that is required.