Interreg–IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Hungary–Serbia has launched the Strategic Call for Proposals, with the total amount of funding of 24,800,000 EUR intended for the projects of strategic value for the Hungary-Serbia border region.
The Call will be open until August 26, 2016 for submission of proposals for strategic projects.
The Strategic Call for Proposals is intended for strategic 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 Programme area.
The eligible projects must be in line with one of the three Priority Axes of the Strategic Call for Proposals:
- PA 1: Improving cross-border water management and risk prevention systems;
- PA 2: Reducing traffic bottlenecks in the cross-border transport network; or
- PA 3: Encouraging cooperation in tourism and cultural heritage preservation.
The supported projects have the duration period requirement of minimum 12 months and maximum 36 months. The supported projects must be implemented within the Programme area, which includes: Csongrád, and Bács-Kiskun counties in Hungary, and Serbian counties: West Bačka, North Bačka, North Banat, South Bačka, South Bačka, Middle Banat, South Banat, and Srem, and the eligible applicants are non-profit organizations governed by the private law, public authorities, and bodies governed by public law.
The Application package, guidelines and rules of the application process, and all other related information about the Strategic Call for Proposals may be obtained at the web page Call for Proposals.
During application period, the Programme will provide the Applicants with assistance with the application process through its Joint Secretariat (JS) and the JS Antenna. Additionally, the potential Applicants will have the option to search for project partners through the online tool Partner Search.
The provisional notification date of the results of the Strategic Call for Proposals is January 2017.
The Interreg–IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Hungary–Serbia, based on the Regulation (EC) No 231/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council and the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 447/2014 (IPA II Implementing Regulation), was approved by the European Commission, by its decision C(2015) 9488 on December 15, 2015. The strategic Call for Proposals is the first call of the Programme.
Other calls for proposals within the Programme will be announced in due time.