Interreg V-A - Germany/Bavaria-Czech Republic


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Programme description

Main objectives

The Cooperation programme addresses the most important cross-border challenges which are linked to the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy in the Bavarian-Czech border region. Strategically, the programme will promote the better integration of research and development capacities on both sides of the border to exploit the full economic potential of the region. At the same time, it will address environmental issues, in particular bio-diversity, and (increasing) challenges linked to climate change. It will also protect and promote cultural heritage. Actions will be complemented by efforts to foster closer co-operation in legal and administrative questions, in order to create a fully integrated border region. 

To achieve these strategic objectives, the programme aims to raise the number of cross-border business clusters and research networks, to increase the bio-diversity, to promote the joint development of the cultural heritage, to intensify investment in education and training, and to further improve cross-border governance structures.

Funding priorities

The programme will focus on the following four priorities:

  1. Strengthen the capacities in research, technological development and innovation
  2. Conserving and protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency
  3. Investment in education
  4. Sustainable networks and institutional co-operation

Some of the expected results

  • 50 R&D institutions cooperating in research and innovation across the border
  • 525 hectare of improved bio-diversity
  • additional measures of training and education for more than 1400 people
  • decreasing the youth unemployment in the programme area by one per cent


  • Czechia
    • Jihozápad
    • Severozápad
  • Germany
    • Niederbayern
    • Oberpfalz
    • Oberfranken


  • Regional Development Fund (ERDF): 103,375,149.00 €

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Financial information

Total OP budget: 121,617,825.00 €

Total EU contribution: 103,375,149.00 €

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CCI number: 2014TC16RFCB009