Operational Programme 'France-Switzerland INTERREG IVA'
Programme co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the European Territorial Cooperation objective
On 20 December 2007 the European Commission approved the Operational Programme for cross-border cooperation INTERREG IVA France-Switzerland for the period 2007-2013. This Operational Programme comes under the European Territorial Cooperation objective and has a total budget of about 90 million euros. The financing provided by the Community from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) amounts to some 55 million euros, representing about 0.6% of Community aid under the European Territorial Cooperation objective as part of the cohesion policy for 2007-2013.
The programme involves the French départements of Doubs, Jura, Territoire de Belfort, Ain and Haute-Savoie and the Swiss cantons of Berne, Jura, Neuchâtel, Vaud, Genève and Valais. The départements of Haut-Rhin, Côte d'Or, Saône-et-Loire, Haute-Saône, Rhône, Isère and Savoie in France and the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland can also take part in the programme as neighbouring territories and benefit from up to 20% of the ERDF contribution.
1. Purpose and aim of the programme
The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to the balanced development of the Franco-Swiss cooperation area in order to produce in an innovative and effective manner added value in economic, social and environmental terms. The aim of this objective is to support cooperation which is likely to boost cross-border innovation and to make the development of the cooperation area a part of sustainable development.
2. Expected impact of the investment
This cross-border cooperation programme should make it possible to improve the competitiveness of the cross-border areas and operators, by focusing particularly on creating value added and jobs. It should also make it possible:
The Operational Programme is centred on four priorities:
Priority 1: Economy, innovation, training [about 33.5% of total investment]
The aim of this priority is to:
Priority 2: Regional planning, transport, environment [about 41% of total investment]
This priority has three main aims:
Priority 3: Quality of life, appeal, services [about 21% of total investment]
The aim here is to:
Priority 4: Technical assistance [about 4.5% of total investment]
The aim of this priority is to provide support for the introduction of an effective management, monitoring and control system to evaluate the programme and its projects and handle communication and promotion.
4. Managing authority
- Secrétariat technique conjoint
- 4 Square Castan
- F-25031 Besançon
- Tel.: 03.81.61.55.27
- E-mail.: interreg.IV@franche-comte.fr
- Title : Operational Programme 'France-Switzerland INTERREG IVA'
- Intervention Type : Operational Programme
- CCI no : 2007CB163PO041
- Number of decision : C/2007/6539
- Final approval date : 2007-12-20
- Breakdown of finances by priority axis
|Priority Axis||EU Investment||National Public Contribution||Total Public Contribution|
|Economy, innovation, training||18 112 211||9 056 105||27 168 316|
|Regional planning, transport, environment||22 252 146||12 238 680||34 490 826|
|Quality of life, appeal, services||11 384 819||4 648 801||16 033 620|
|Assistance technique||3 303 139||660 628||3 963 767|
|Total||55 052 315||26 604 214||81 656 529|