Operational Programme for 'Bratislava region'
Programme under the Regional Competitiveness and Employment Objective, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
On 3 December 2007, the European Commission approved an Operational Programme for the Bratislava region in the Slovak Republic for the period 2007-13. The Operational Programme falls within the framework laid out for the Regional Competitiveness and Employment Objective and has a total budget of about €112 million. Community investment through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) amounts to about €95.2 million, which represents approximately 0.8% of the total EU investment earmarked for the Slovak Republic under the Cohesion Policy for 2007-13.
1. Aim and purpose of the programme
The global objective of the Operational Programme for the Bratislava region is to strengthen the competitiveness of the region through the development of its knowledge economy while increasing the region’s appeal and quality of life. The Programme is a response to the need for increasing the innovative capacity of the region’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) while developing the region’s information society to ensure long-term economic growth and competitiveness. At the same time it focuses on improving the attractiveness of the region for its citizens and tourists through supporting the regeneration of settlements and regional and urban public transport. Some interventions also contribute to stimulating energy efficiency and renewable energy production.
2. The expected impact of investments
The Operational Programme will ensure regeneration of at least four urban areas in Bratislava region, which will also contribute to increasing the energy performance of buildings supported within these integrated urban development strategies. The Programme will also support projects aimed at the regeneration of about 50 settlements as well as projects that seek to develop tourism. The interventions will also support clean urban transport and ensure increases in the number of passengers who use the regional and urban public transport.
The knowledge economy will be supported by projects that focus on innovation and technological transfers to SMEs (including environmentally friendly products and production processes) and the region’s development of its information society. The interventions will therefore result in creating new jobs.
The principal objectives of this Operational Programme are to:
The programme is structured according to the following priorities:
Priority 1: Infrastructure [approximately 57% of total funding]
Under this priority, the Programme plans to address urban issues in at least four urban areas of Bratislava region experiencing or threatened by physical deterioration and social exclusion through the implementation of their integrated development strategies, including housing renovation. In addition, interventions within this priority axis are focused on:
Priority 2: Knowledge economy [approximately 39.5% of total funding]
This priority is focused on:
Interventions will lead to the transition of the Bratislava region towards a knowledge economy.
Priority 3: Technical assistance [approximately 3.7% of total funding]
Technical assistance will ensure the effective management and implementation of the Programme. Financial support covers preparatory, management, monitoring, evaluation, information and control activities of the Programme together with activities to reinforce the administrative capacity for implementing the Programme.
4. Managing Authority
- Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
- Prievozská 2/B
- SK-825 25 Bratislava
- Emil, Pícha
- Tel.: + 421 2 5831 7473
- Fax.: + 421 2 5831 7580
- E-mail.: email@example.com
- Web: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
- Web: Operational Programme for 'Bratislava Region'
- Title : Operational Programme for 'Bratislava region'
- Intervention Type : Operational Programme
- CCI no : 2007SK162PO001
- Number of decision : C/2007/6125 + C/2007/6459
- Final approval date : 2007-12-03
- Breakdown of finances by priority axis
|Priority Axis||EU Investment||National Public Contribution||Total Public Contribution|
|Infrastructure||54 140 147||9 554 145||63 694 292|
|Knowledge Economy||37 587 460||6 633 082||44 220 542|
|Technical assistance||3 480 000||614 118||4 094 118|
|Total||95 207 607||16 801 345||112 008 952|