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Call for Proposals

The main features of the Call for Proposals and Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Strategic Call for Proposals
    Strategic Call for Proposals (Closed)
    Overview

    Interreg-IPA Cross-border Cooperation programme Hungary-Serbia (Interreg-IPA CBC Hungary-Serbia) launched the Strategic Call for Proposals on March 29, 2016. This is the first call for proposals within the Programme that was approved by the European Commission Decision C(2015)9488 on December 15, 2015.

    The Strategic Call for Proposals, under the reference number HUSRB/1601, and the amount of funds of 24,800,000 EUR, is intended for projects of strategic value for the Hungary-Serbia border region – projects which are in line with the relevant national and regional strategies and which have the capacity to make a high impact and improve the quality of life in the border-region area.

    The Strategic Call for Proposals HUSRB/1601 will be open until September 30, 2016. During this period, the Programme will provide the Applicants with assistance with the application process through its Joint Secretariat (JS) and the JS Antenna, as described in Chapter 8.2 of the Guidelines for Applicants. Additionally, the potential Applicants will have the option to search for project partners through the online tool Partner Search on the Programme website.

     

    Application Package

    Download the Application Package

    The Application Package is comprised of the following documents: 

    • Call for Proposals 
    • Guidelines for Applicants and its Annexes
    • Eligibility Rules of Expenditures
    • Application Form and its Annexes

     

    Duration of the call

    March 29, 2016 – September 30, 2016, 24:00 CET, as evidenced by the date on the postal stamp. In case the applications are submitted personally, or via courier service, the JS must receive them by 16:00 CET on September 30, 2016.

    NOTE: The original deadline for submission of project proposals within the Strategic Call was August 26, 2016, 24:00 PM CET (16:00 CET in case of personal delivery of the Application). This deadline was extended by the JMC on July 11, 2016.

     

    Eligible area

    Supported projects are required to be implemented within the eligible area of the Programme, defined in the document Cooperation Programme, in the area of NUTS III level (or NUTS III equivalent) region, as follows:

    • In Hungary: Csongrád, and Bács-Kiskun counties;
    • In Serbia: West Bačka, North Bačka, North Banat, South Bačka, South Bačka, Middle Banat, South Banat, and Srem. 

     

    Eligible Applicants

    The following organisations are eligible to apply for the funding allocated to the Programme: 

    • public authorities 
    • bodies governed by public law 
    • non-profit organisations governed by private law -  as a general rule

    For a detailed description of Eligibility of Applicants please consult Chapter 2 of the Guidelines for Applicants.

     

    Budget

    The amount of funding available for this Strategic Call for Proposals is 24,800,000 EUR. The indicative financial allocations for respective Priority Axes (PA) together with the minimum amounts of subsidy are as follows:

    • PA 1: Improving the cross-border water management and risk prevention systems – the minimum amount of IPA contribution is 4,000,000 EUR; 
    • PA 2: Decreasing the bottlenecks of cross-border traffic – the minimum amount of IPA contribution is 2,000,000 EUR; 
    • PA 3: Encouraging tourism and cultural heritage cooperation – the minimum amount of IPA contribution is 2,000,000 EUR

    Please note that the final allocations awarded to projects under this Call may vary, following the assessment and selection of the Applications.

     

    Co-financing rate

    On project level, IPA provides support up to 85% of the total eligible expenditure, and the remaining 15% will be financed from national sources. Please note, that the sources of funding differ in case of Beneficiaries from Hungary and from Serbia as described in Chapter 6 of the Guidelines for Applicants. In case the Lead Beneficiary concludes the Subsidy Contract with the Managing Authority (MA), an advance in an amount of maximum 15% of the total IPA allocation of a project will automatically be granted from the EU contribution.

     

    Project duration

    The planned implementation period of a project must not be shorter than 12 months and must not be longer than 36 months. 

     

    Submission of Applications 

    Application together with the relevant supporting documents have to be submitted according to the rules set in Chapter 8.5 of the Guidelines for Applicants to the Joint Secretariat (JS). 

     

    Selection process

    The description of the assessment process can be found in Chapter 9 of the Guidelines for Applicants. 

     

    Results of the Strategic Call for Proposals

    Provisional notification date of the results of the Strategic Call for Proposal is January 2017. 

    The following documents are available for download:
    anchor-position-guide anchor-position-guide.pdf
  • Second Call for Proposals
    Second Call for Proposals (Closed)
    Overview

    Interreg-IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Hungary-Serbia (Interreg-IPA CBC Hungary-Serbia) launched the Second Call for Proposals on October3, 2016.

    Second Call for Proposals, under the reference number HUSRB/1602, and the amount of funds of 21,500,000 EUR, is intended for a broad range of Applicants and actions within the Programme area.

    Second Call for Proposals HUSRB/1602 will be open until January 31, 2017. During this period, the Programme will provide the Applicants with assistance through its Joint Secretariat (JS) and the JS Antenna, as described in Chapter 8.2 of the Guidelines for Applicants.

    This is the Second Call for Proposals, following the Strategic Call, which closed on September 30, 2016.

     

    Application Package

    Download the Application Package

    The Application Package is comprised of the following documents:

    • HUSRB 2nd Call for Proposals;
    • HUSRB 2nd CfP Guidelines for Applicants;
    • HUSRB 2nd CfP Annex I of Application Form;
    • HUSRB 2nd CfP Annex II of Application Form;
    • Eligibility Rules of expenditures;
    • HUSRB 2nd CfP Annex I of GfA Model Subsidy Contract;
    • HUSRB 2nd CfP Annex II of GfA Model Partnership Agreement
    • HUSRB Users' Manual.

    Together with the documents of the Application package you can download the Users’ Manual of the IMIS 2014-2020 system.

     

    Duration of the call

    October 3, 2016 – January 31, 2017, 24:00 (midnight) CET

     

    Eligible area

    Supported projects are required to be implemented within the eligible area of the Programme, defined in the document Cooperation Programme, in the area of NUTS III level (or NUTS III equivalent) region, as follows:

    • In Hungary: Csongrád, and Bács-Kiskun counties;
    • In Serbia: West Bačka, North Bačka, North Banat, South Bačka, South Bačka, Middle Banat, South Banat, and Srem. 

     

    Eligible Applicants

    The following organisations are eligible to apply for the funding allocated to the Programme:

    • public authorities
    • bodies governed by public law
    • as a general rule non-profit organisations governed by private law 

    For a detailed description of Eligibility of Applicants please consult Chapter 2 of the Guidelines for Applicants.

     

    Priorities and Actions of the Programme
    • PA 1: Improving the cross-border water management and risk prevention systems
    • Action 1.1: Water management and protection against extreme weather conditions
    • Action 1.2: Nature protection and conservation of water based habitats

     

    • PA 2: Decreasing the bottlenecks of cross-border traffic
    • Action 2.1: Border crossing points, roads and bicycle roads
    • Action 2.2: Improving public transport services and railway lines

     

    • PA 3: Encouraging tourism and cultural heritage cooperation
    • Action 3.1: Tourist products, services and attractions based on cultural and natural heritage
    • Action 3.2: Cooperation in the fields of cultural, community events, sport, leisure, nature protection

     

    • PA 4: Enhancing SMEs’ economic competitiveness through innovation-driven development
    • Action 4.1: Enhancing innovation through cooperation between SMEs and research institutions involving young people
    • Action 4.2: Encouraging and development of social entrepreneurship

    For the indicative list of activities and their detailed description please consult Chapter 1.3 of the Guidelines for Applicants.

     

    Budget

    Published actions and indicative funds available: The indicative amount of 21,500,000 EUR is available within the Second Call for Proposals.

    The indicative financial allocations for respective Priority axes and Actions please consult Chapters 1.3 and 1.5 of the Guidelines for Applicants.

    Please note that the final allocations awarded to projects under this call may vary, following the assessment and selection of the Applications.

     

    Co-financing rate

    On project level, the EU contribution is up to 85% of the total eligible expenditure.

    The remaining 15% will be financed from national sources.

    NOTE: the sources of funding differ in case of Beneficiaries from Hungary and from Serbia as described in Chapter 6 of the Guidelines for Applicants. In case the Lead Beneficiary concludes the Subsidy Contract with the Managing Authority an advance in an amount of maximum 15% of the total IPA allocation of a project will automatically be granted from the EU contribution. 

     

    Project duration

    The planned implementation period of a project must not be less than 6 months and must not exceed 24 months. 

     

    Submission of Applications 

    Applications must be submitted online via IMIS 2014-2020 Application Module according to the rules set in Chapter 8.5 of the Guidelines for Applicants.

    IMIS 2014-2020 Application Module may be accessed via following link:

    https://imis2014-2020.eu/imis-web/public#!foAppSrbLogin

    Submission deadline is January 31, 2017 at 24:00 (midnight) CET

    NOTE: IMIS 2014-2020 Application Module blocks the submission after the deadline, and after the set deadline there would be no option to apply.

    At the time of the electronic submission of the Application, IMIS 2014-2020 generates a Certification, which is required to be stamped and signed by the legal representative(s) of all Beneficiaries within a project. The original Certification must be submitted by postal service to the following address:

    Joint Secretariat

    of the Interreg-IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Hungary-Serbia

    Széchenyi Program Office Nonprofit LLC.

    Szép utca 2, 4.em

    H-1053 Budapest, Hungary

    by February 7, 2017, as evidenced by the date on the postal stamp.

     

    Selection process

    The description of the assessment process can be found in Chapter 9 of the Guidelines for Applicants. 

     

    Results of the Second Call for Proposals

    Provisional notification date of the results of the Second Call for Proposals is June 2017. 

     

    Info Days

    Joint Secretariat and the JS Antenna will organize several full-day seminars Info Days in the following schedule:

    1.       Szeged – 24 November 2016, 09:30–16:00 (local time)

    VENUE ADDRESS - will be published soon

    2.       Novi Sad – 28 November 2016, 09:30–16:00 (local time)

    ASSEMBLY OF THE AUTONOMOUS PROVINCE OF VOJVODINA

    bb Vladike Platona St., 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia

    3.       Subotica – 29 November 2016, 09:30–16:00 (local time)

    OPEN UNIVERSITY SUBOTICA

    Trg cara Jovana Nenada 15, 24000 Subotica, Serbia

    4.       Kecskemét – 30 November 2016, 09:30–16:00 (local time)

    BÁCS-KISKUN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    Árpád blv. nr. 4., 6000 Kecskemét, Hungary.

     

    Additional Resources for Applicants

    Prospective Applicants are encouraged to visit the page Downloads of the Programme website where other relevant documents, such as: Cooperation Programme; Guidelines for Implementation of Information and Publicity Measures for Projects; publications summarizing the projects implemented within the previous programme Hungary-Serbia IPA CBC, and much more.

    Section Frequently Asked Questions on the Programme website will be regularly updated during the Application period, and may provide additional information, explanation or guidance to the prospective Applicants.

    Partner Search online tool is available to organizations looking for partnering organizations to develop joint applications.

    An added value to regular support from the Joint Secretariat and the JS Antenna, to the  prospective Applicants may be Programme Managers’ Tips / a weekly series of posts on the Programmes’ pages on Facebook and LinkedIn in which the Programme Managers share useful information for Applicants (and Beneficiaries) based on their practice.