Interreg V-A - Slovenia-Austria


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Programme description

Main objectives

The Cooperation programme 'Interreg V-A Slovenia-Austria" aims at fostering cross-border cooperation along the Austro-Slovenian border.

Strategically, the programme focusses on joint research and innovation to foster the border region's competitiveness, on environmental protection and the joint management of natural resources, on cross-border business cooperation and on closer co-operation in legal and administrative questions to create a better integrated border region

To achieve these strategic objectives, the programme aims at enhancing joint research capacities and institutional links between research and SME in the region; at improving the protection and development of the region's rich cultural and natural heritage; at increasing the ecological stability of natural habitats and water bodies; and at improving cross-border governance structures and institutional cooperation in the fields of risk management, health and energy.

Funding priorities

The programme will focus on the following four priorities:

  1. "Strengthening cross-border research, innovation and competitiveness ";
  2. "Protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency";
  3. "Enhancing institutional capacity and an efficient public Administration";
  4. "Technical Assistance"

Some of the expected results

  • Increased R&D intensity in the border region
  • Increase in exporting companies and SME
  • Increased attractiveness of the border region for tourism
  • Decrease in length of border rivers with unsatisfactory water qualiy
  • Increase in level of cooperation among citizens and municipalities
  • Better institutional cooperation in the areas of energy, health and risk management


  • Austria
    • Burgenland
    • Kärnten
    • Steiermark
  • Slovenia


  • Regional Development Fund (ERDF): 47,988,355.00 €

Thematic priorities

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

Financial information

Total OP budget: 57,213,193.00 €

Total EU contribution: 47,988,355.00 €

CCI number: 2014TC16RFCB054