Project Activities

  • Capacity building for climate change-vulnerability to climate change-related health risks. Two joint training (one in each country) for medical specialists, students in medicine and graduates will be held to help to improve knowledge, practical skills and expertise in the field of climate change related health risks.
  • Preparation of health adaptation strategies relating to climate change on local level. Two strategies on local level for municipalities of Shtip and Gotse Delchev would be prepared with included identification of mitigation and adaptation measures to address climate change health risks.
  • Workshops with health sector and local authorities-local health adaptation process on local level. Two workshops, for 20 participants (total of 40 participants) will be organized. The topics would be "Principles of the local health adaptation process" and for "Implications of climate change on health-related development goals legislation, strategies, policies and plans".
  • Workshops 2 with health sector and local authorities-strategy implementation. The Workshop will be aimed to increase the knowledge of the participants’ related with the implementation of strategies developed in the frame of the Activity 2. The workshops are continuation of the workshops organized in activity 3. Topics are: Coordination of strategy implementation process, particularly with sectors that can affect health on local level and Monitor and review the of strategy implementation process to assess progress, effectiveness and gaps
  • Climate change mitigation in Shtip, reconstraction of the infectious department in the PHI Clinical Hospital Shtip.
  • Climate change mitigation and adoption measures in Gotse Delchev. Renovation of water supply, sewerage instalation, electrical instalation and constraction of photovoltaic of up to 30kW.
  • Climate Change health protection awareness raising campaign, to inform, attract and involve target groups in project implementation and for promotion of project results.
  • Training of public health professionals on protecting public health from climate change
  • Networking and development of web platform
  • Promotional press conference. Total of 4 promotional press conference would be held 2 in Shtip and 2 in Gotse Delchev.

Specific objective

Prevention and mitigation of consequences of natural and man-caused disasters of cross-border dimension and impact

Project Results

The following results will be attained through project implеmentation: -Improved capacities, qualification, knowledge in the fild of climate change related diseases using innovative approches, modern equipment and practices; – Two health adoptation strategies with identified mitigation and adoptation measures; – Adoptation of climate change mitigation measures at the infectious department in PHI Clinical Hospital Shtip and in Hospital in Gotse Delchev; – Conducted public awareness raising campaign; – Networking and development of web platform.

Target Groups

The project activities will positively affect the following target groups
  • Health care institutions, Health care profesionals and workers, Individual physicians and healthcare service providers working in medical institutions in the target CB area of both countries which will participate in project events and benefit of the project results in the long-run.
  • Universitiy (Faculty of medical department) that provide higher education in medicine in the target CB area of both countries
  • Local and regional authorities
Duration (in months)
Total budget (in €)

Lead Partner

Municipality of Gotse Delchev, Republic of Bulgaria


Public Health Institution Clinical Hospital-Shtip, Republic of Macedonia

“The project is co-funded by EU through the Interreg-IPA CBC Bulgaria–the former Yugoslav Republic
of Macedonia Programme.”