Interreg V-A - Poland-Germany/Saxony

Territorial co-operation

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Programme description

Main objectives

The poor accessibility of the border area as well as sociocultural and linguistic barriers are the main obstacles to the development of the Germany-Saxony (Poland) cross-border area. The programme will focus on four key areas in order to create a common and better connected cross-border region and contribute to the implementation of Europe 2020. These are: sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage; cross-border transport; cross-border education and cooperation involving institutions and citizens. 

To achieve these strategic objectives, the programme aims at:

  • developing a common attractive region for tourism based on its cultural and natural heritage;
  • creating a more integrated transport network abolishing bottlenecks near border crossings;
  • bringing education standards closer, increasing bilingual and cultural competence and the mobility of students at all levels to match better the needs of the local labour market;
  • supporting cooperation of emergency and police services to help prevent and manage natural disasters and cross-border crime;
  • strengthening cooperation between citizens to help overcome historical, cultural, linguistic and other differences.

Funding priorities

The programme will focus on the following four priorities:

  1. Increasing the attractiveness of the cross-border area by maintaining and using the potential of the natural and cultural heritage
  2. Improving the quality of road connections to border crossings
  3. Strengthening and extending the shared Polish-German educational and training opportunities
  4. Intensifying institutional and people-to-people cooperation 

Some of the expected results

  • A 25 % increase in visitor numbers to common natural and cultural heritage sites
  • A 15 % decrease in travelling time between towns in the cross-border area
  • 7 300 students participating in the common education and training system
  • 21 700 persons participating in cooperation projects involving citizens and institutions

Regions

  • Germany
    • Dresden
  • Poland
    • Lubuskie
    • Dolnośląskie

Funds

  • Regional Development Fund (ERDF): 70,000,069.00 €

Thematic priorities

  • TA - Technical Assistance
  • TO10 - Education and training
  • TO11 - Better public administration
  • TO6 - Environment and resource efficiency
  • TO7 - Transport and energy networks

Financial information

Total OP budget: 82,353,025.00 €

Total EU contribution: 70,000,069.00 €

CCI number: 2014TC16RFCB018