Interreg V-A - Slovakia-Austria

Territorial co-operation

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Programme description

Main objectives

The Cooperation programme 'Interreg V-A Slovakia - Austria' focusses on smart and sustainable growth in the Austrian-Slovak border region. First, the programme aims at contributing to smart specialisation and cross-border research, driven by initiatives in the twin-capital region of Vienna and Bratislava. Secondly, it will promote the sustainable management and protection of natural resources in the natural area along the former "iron curtain" and initiate new, sustainable transport solutions. These main objectives will be complemented by efforts to strengthen governance and institutionalcooperation which shall lead to a better integrated border region.

To achieve these strategic objectives, the programme aims at increasing number of cross-border research and development activities, to provide tools for environmental protection and management in shared natural areas, to intensify the interactions through better integrated transport solutions, and to further improve cross-border governance structures.

Funding priorities

The programme will focus on the following four priorities:

  1. Contributing to a smart cross-border region
  2. Fostering natural and cultural heritage and biodiversity
  3. Supporting sustainable transport solutions
  4. Strengthening cross-border governance and institutional cooperation
  5. Technical Assistance

Some of the expected results

  • Increased intensity of cooperation in the regional innovation system
  • Improved, joint higher education
  • Reduction of bottlenecks in wild life corridors (from 12 to 9)
  • Improved cross-border mobility and intelligent transport solutions
  • Increased attractiveness of the border region in terms of green tourism
  • Intensified institutional cooperation

Regions

  • Austria
    • OSTÖSTERREICH
    • Burgenland
    • Niederösterreich
    • Wien
  • Slovakia
    • Bratislavský kraj
    • Západné Slovensko

Funds

  • Regional Development Fund (ERDF): 75,892,681.00 €

Thematic priorities

  • TA - Technical Assistance
  • TO1 - Research and innovation
  • TO11 - Better public administration
  • TO6 - Environment and resource efficiency
  • TO7 - Transport and energy networks

Financial information

Total OP budget: 89,285,509.00 €

Total EU contribution: 75,892,681.00 €

CCI number: 2014TC16RFCB003