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Overview of the contracted projects within each Call for Proposals of the programme Interreg-IPA CBC Hungary-Serbia

  • Second Call for Proposals
    HEALTH-TOUR – HUSRB/1602/31/0084

    Project Title: Health Tourism – Good Tourism: Joint Development of Medical and

    Health Tourism in the HU-SRB Cross-Border Region

    Acronym: HEALTH-TOUR

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/31/0084

    Total Project budget: 503,345.21 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 427,843.43 EUR

    Start Date: 1 July 2018

    End Date: 31 December 2019

    Lead Beneficiary: Bács-Kiskun County Council

    Beneficiary 1: Provincial Secretariat for Regional Development, Interregional Cooperation and Local Self-Government

    Contact information:

    Address: 6000 Kecskemét, Deák Ferenc tér 3.

    Contact person: László Feledi


    Telephone: +36 30 535 4901


    Project summary:

    The main objective of the project HEALTH-TOUR is to improve the border region's economy by attracting a higher number of tourists from the neighbouring Central European countries for longer stays through joint development of tourism based on health, medical and therapeutic tourism potentials of the Hungary-Serbia border region, the Interreg-IPA CBC Hungary-Serbia Programme Area.

    Health and medical tourism capacities of the border region are excellent. On one hand, these capacities are based on the high thermal geological resources and, accordingly, the rich capital of mineral water and long tradition of utilizing it for therapeutic purposes. On the other hand, they are based on the high standard of medical training and availability of a certain type of high-quality medical services for significantly lower prices than in other countries – suitable for the development of medical tourism in the border region.

    Despite the existing capacities, the region still suffers from low occupancy, e.g. under-utilization of available capacities, for several reasons:

    1. insufficient market and capacity research;
    2. low intensity of uniform branding and efficient marketing activities;
    3. lack of sufficient health and medical tourism development strategy
    4. the need for infrastructural development.

    The project contributes to solving these problems by:

    1. development of an integrated marketing strategy and action plan for health and medical tourism with adequate marketing tools for the Hungary-Serbia border region.
    2. joint representation of an integrated identity and marketing image of the Hungary-Serbia border region and its health and medical tourism potentials at tourism fairs and project events inside and outside of the programme area.
    3. cross-border transfer of know-how between Hungary and Serbia regarding proposal development for improving medical tourism in the border region.
    4. design of Development Concept and Development plans to contribute to the joint sustainable development of health, medical and balneal therapeutic tourism potentials and capacities of the border area.
  • Second Call for Proposals
    KNESZECYC-4 - HUSRB/1602/21/0186


    Acronym: KNESZECYC-4

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/21/0186

    Total Project budget: 1,130,032.94 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 960,527.99 EUR

    Start Date: 1 January 2018

    End Date: 31 December 2019

    Lead Beneficiary: Újszentiván Községi Önkormányzat (Local Government of Újszentiván)

    Beneficiary 1: Opština Novi Kneževac  (Municipality of Novi Knezevac)

    Contact information: Újszentiván Községi Önkormányzat (Local Government of Újszentiván)

    Address:  7 Felszabadulás street, 6754 Újszentiván, Csongrád megye, Hungary

    Contact person: Mr Gábor Kovács


    Telephone: +36 62 277 021, +36 20 402 2010

    Project summary:

    The project focuses on the construction of a bicycle road section which would complete the bicycle road network which the Local Government of Újszentiván previously developed within three phases/projects.

    The bicycle road between Szeged and Novi Kneževac was a common goal in partnership with Szeged, Tiszasziget and Novi Kneževac, since the closest town to Szeged in Serbia is Novi Kneževac. Thanks to the previous three successfully implemented projects entrusted to Újszentiván, most of the bicycle road section was complete. Taking into account that the bicycle road utilization surpassed the intended use, the project’s priority is the construction of the missing path section in Serbia and its linking to tourism.

    This investment represents the fourth phase of the Szeged – Novi Kneževac bicycle road construction, which ensures safe biking across the border. Within the project, the bike road will be built in total length of 10,182.23 m on the Serbian side and, based on people needs, a bike resting place and cycling training court for pupils will be constructed on the Hungarian side. The local Government of Újszentiván has been issuing publications "Cycling settlement" and "Cycling job" for several years, and it won the Road Safety Award in 2016 from the Ministry of National Development in the category “towns”. Újszentiván will organize an event in connection with safety biking within this project.

    Thanks to the previous three implemented Hungary-Serbia cross-border cooperation projects with in the programme between Hungary and Serbia, both of the beneficiaries have sufficient experience, and they are determined to complete the fourth phase of the Szeged– Novi Kneževac bicycle road construction.

    The project is adjusted to both the national and the European Union strategies and to the horizontal objectives, ensuring equal opportunities and the sustainable development.

  • Second Call for Proposals
    LIVES - HUSRB/1602/32/0218

    Project title: Living Archives – Relics of Common Cultural Heritage

    Acronym: LIVES

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/32/0218

    Total project budget: 205,057.67 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 174,299.01 EUR

    Start date: 1 March 2018

    End date: 29 February 2020

    Lead Beneficiary: Istorijski arhiv, Senta (Historical Archives, Senta)

    Beneficiary:  Ópusztaszeri Nemzeti Történeti Emlékpark Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft. (Ópusztaszer National Heritage Park public non profit ltd company)

    Contact information:

    Istorijski arhiv, Senta

    Cím: 1/II Glavni trg, 24400 Senta, Republic of Serbia

    Contact person: Mr Istvan Fodor


    Telephone: +381 24 811 037

    Project summary:

    The main objective of the project is to reveal and present those industrial and agricultural values of the Hungary-Serbia region which have not been documented sufficiently so far. Besides, the aim of the project is to collect those artefacts of cultural history that link the common geographic area of the Programme and Action. The results of the research will be identified by experts of cultural history – archive workers, ethnographers, anthropologists and will be promoted through different events, publicity events, PR materials, publications and youth camps. The appropriate interpretation of old and unpublished written materials will give a complete picture of the region’s agricultural life and social background – a field that has not been presented thoroughly enough.

    Based on an integrated joint bilateral institutional project management, implementation and scientific cooperation, the project will include the following activities:

    • thorough research of archival documents
    • creation of a database including the results of the research
    • publication of four books (two source books based on in-depth, thorough research of the archives documents, and two collections of studies, one of the collections presents the agricultural history of the region, the other deals with the industrial and economic particularities of the region and the era through the documents of 6-8 companies),
    • numerous PR activities and publicity products (travelling exhibition, interactive website and a „living database”)
    • construction of exhibition buildings for agricultural power machines
    • restoration works on agricultural power machines
    • setting up an information stone installation, setting up information panels

    The outcomes will be a broader, enriched scope of activity and content of the partner institutions, an updated map of common agricultural cultural heritage and a higher awareness of cultural heritage among citizens.

  • Second Call for Proposals
    THEATRO - HUSRB/1602/32/0106

    Project Title: Theatre art as a regional hub for children's socialization

    Acronym: THEATRO

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/32/0106

    Total Project budget: 91,989.05 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 78,190.68 EUR

    Start Date: 1 January 2018

    End Date: 30 June 2019

    Lead Beneficiary:  Open University Subotica Ltd. (Otvoreni univerzitet Subotica Doo)

    Beneficiary 1: Kövér Béla Puppet Theatre (Kövér Béla Bábszínház)

    Contact information:

    Open University Subotica Ltd. (Otvoreni univerzitet Subotica Doo)

    Address: Trg cara Jovana Nenada 15, 24 000 Subotica, the Republic of Serbia

    Contact person: Mr Vladimir Perović 


    Telephone: +381 63 597 245; +381 24 554 600

    Project summary:

    Despite the existing cultural cooperation in the Hungary-Serbia border region, there is an evident lack of knowledge and information about the cultural heritage and cultural offer in the border region related to puppetry/children’s theatre, especially among children and young people. Project aims to develop children’s theatre art in the border region, increase cooperation between stakeholders, increase general theatre and festivals audience and create innovative online tool for the purpose of education, information, promotion and experience exchange in the field of theatre art for children. Project partners are two cultural institutions, organizers of two international theatre festivals for children, which have excellent cooperation and successful experience with cross-border cooperation.

    The project is based on the four groups of activities which will be implemented simultaneously:

    • Exchange of festival programs will serve for cooperation and networking of the target groups, sharing of experience, expansion of theatre audience and promotion of partner-festivals;
    • Creation and promotion of an exhibition, focused on the cultural heritage of the border region in the field of theatre art for children which will enable promotion and raise of interest for this subject;
    • Comprehensive education for children consisting of a puppet workshop, a puppetry camp for children, children’s preparation of theatre performances and its presentation on the Festivals will enable involvement and education of children, their socialization through play, idea-sharing and development of creativity, thus increasing the interest for puppetry and children’s theatre art of young generations.
    • All the three results are contributing to the achievement and promotion of the key project result – creation of a web platform, which in innovative and interactive way presents the cultural heritage of the border region in the field of puppetry and children theatre art, and provides continual information about current news and events in the field of theatre art for children.
  • Second Call for Proposals
    AGRINNO – HUSRB/1602/41/0042

    Project Title: Agriculture innovation towards growth and employment in crossborder


    Acronym: AGRINNO

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/41/0042

    Total Project budget: 325,536.75 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 276,706.23 EUR

    Start Date: 1 April 2018

    End Date: 30 November 2019

    Lead Beneficiary: Provincial Secretariat for Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry

    Beneficiary 1: Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops

    Beneficiary 2: European Affairs Fund of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina

    Beneficiary3: “For Development of Csongrád County” Non-profit ltd., Csongrád Megy Fejlesztéséért Nonprofit kft.

    Contact information:

    Provincial Secretariat for Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry

    Address: 16 Bulevar Mihajla Pupina, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia

    Contact person: Predrag Rajić


    Telephone: +381 21 487 4120


    Project summary:

    The territory on both sides of the border is characterized by a large percentage of the unemployed population, out of which a significant number lives in rural areas. The low level of education and the prevailing older population make the existing regional disparities even higher. However, the fact that the rural population possesses excellent quality land in their yards gives the opportunity to introduce a new model of agricultural business, which aims at raising productivity and achieving self-employment.

    The most important target group of this project are unemployed people in rural areas and semi-rural areas on both sides of the border who own land around houses (backyards) with 500 to 1000 m2 per household. If they do agriculture, they produce only for their own needs and do not have sufficient capacities and skills to be competitive at the market. Therefore, during the project incubators will be established in three agricultural schools within each district in Vojvodina, which will be the centre for the organization of events, gathering of members and exchange of experiences. During the project, a workshop on experimental fields, round tables, two large seminars and an international conference will be organized, as well. The first seminar "Growing plants in backyards" will be held in Vrsac, Ruma and Futog, where besides theoretical knowledge, participants of the training will also receive quality seed to plant in their yards. Additionally, a seminar in Szeged will also be organized with the aim of presenting producers with the opportunity to create products and place them on the market.

    Farmers on both sides of the border, who will visit demonstration fields, will be encouraged to choose self-employment and furthermore become potential employers, since the project will offer them skills for becoming self-sufficient and improving their quality of life and standard of living. The long-term perspective of the project is to share and promote these results through best practices and through a website to connect these people with small markets, shops and malls, to co-operate in the region, reducing transportation cost and getting competitive with the prices.

  • Second Call for Proposals
    CB BASKET – HUSRB/1602/32/0004

    Project Title: Cross-border basket games

    Acronym: CB BASKET

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/32/0004

    Total Project budget: 165.646,00 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 140.799,10 EUR

    Start Date: 1 June 2018

    End Date: 31 July 2019

    Lead Beneficiary: Hódmezővásárhelyi Kosársuli Sportegyesület (Basketball Association of Hódmezővásárhely)

    Beneficiary 1: Omladinski Košarkaški Klub „Spartak“ (Youth Basketball Club "Spartak")

    Contact information:

    Hódmezővásárhelyi Kosársuli Sportegyesület (Basketball Association of Hódmezővásárhely)

    Address: 2 Lenkei 6800 Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary

    Contact person: Mr András Elek 


    Telephone numbers: +36 62 242 683; +36 30 338 0569


    Project summary:

    The partners in this project are two basketball organizations from Hungary and from Serbia whose mission is fostering healthy engagement of young people. Promotion of basketball, team spirit and healthy living in the society are the primary principles of the leadership of the two basketball clubs.

    The purpose of the project is to build up such an institutional frame which will foster the long-term cooperation between the communities, by making sustainable investments in young people from the neighbouring countries.

    The project’s main objective is establishing a cross-border framework which facilitates the social inclusion and provides opportunities for cooperation through active engagement of young people from the border area in sports activities.

    The main target group of the project in both countries are young basketball players from the age groups 2003/2004 and 2005/2006, who will directly participate in all activities and events. Additionally, adult players from two countries, who participate in sports events, will be involved in the training of young players. Sport experts, coaches, PE teachers, sport managers from both countries are the knowledge-based target group.

    Project consists of the following main activities:

    • Basketball tournaments for two age groups. The total of six tournaments will be organized in both countries;
    • Seminars (advance training) for trainers and teachers will be held on two occasions in both countries;
    • Joint training camps for the two age groups. One of it will be organized in Hódmezővásárhely and the other one in Subotica;
    • Family leisure days/weekends and Outdoor street ball events – one in Serbia and one in Hungary;
    • Promotional training with Serbian coach and players will be organized for school children in Vásárhely, Hungary.

    Through implementation of these activities, this project will strengthen connections between the communities of the two neighbouring countries, especially when it comes to children, and thus significantly contribute to the long-term goals of the Interreg-IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Hungary-Serbia.

  • Second Call for Proposals
    CULTOUR – HUSRB/1602/31/0176

    Project Title: Development of tourism based on local cultural and natural values

    Acronym: CULTOUR

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/31/0176

    Total Project budget: 193,349.41 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 164,346.99 EUR

    Start Date: 1 April 2018

    End Date: 30 Sept 2019

    Lead Beneficiary: Local government of Bácsbokod (Bácsbokod Nagyközség Önkormányzata)

    Beneficiary 1: Local Community Svetozar Miletić (Mesnazajednica Svetozar Miletić)

    Contact information:

    Local government of Bácsbokod

    Address: Gróf Széchenyi István utca 80.

    Contact person: Mr. Laszlo Kovács


    Telephone: +36 20 409 5775


    Project summary:

    The goal of this project is to boost tourism in the municipality Bácsbokod in Hungary and the municipality Svetozar  Miletić in Serbia. Both settlements have numerous tourist sights and offer tourist attraction programs, however, they lack publicity and some of the tourist sights are not in a position to accommodate tourists. With the common strategy and brand building of the municipalities, the project aims to resolve these problems.

    The project will develop the following elements allowing visitors to learn about the touristic sights of the municipalities:

    • A multilingual, tourist publication with maps in Bácsbokod;
    • A multilingual, on-site information panels and improved township website of Svetozar Miletić municipality;
    • A nature trail along the fishing lake Bácsbokod which will also lead the visitors to several other attractions, such as the recently renovated fisherman haunt, and a crested chicken henhouse;
    • a feasibility study related to the economical and touristic exploitation of the local, certified thermal tourism potential that can be later utilized for tourism purposes;
    • Joint events, aimed at enhancing the reputation of the two communities through the local products and sights. These traditional events contain programs that are like traditions, we introduce our local products to our target group, deliberately draw attention to the local sights and encourage them to revisit and spread our good reputation.

    These events will be carried out and promoted in cooperation with other municipality to reach larger audiences and strengthen the cultural intertwining and Hungarian-Serbian relations.

  • Second Call for Proposals
    FOLKcoolTOUR – HUSRB/1602/31/0154

    Project Title: Folklore and Culture as Touristic Attractions - Hidden Values and Treasures

    Acronym: FOLKcoolTOUR

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/31/0154

    Total Project budget: 228,725.46 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 194,416.63 EUR

    Start Date: 1 January 2018

    End Date: 31 December 2018

    Lead Beneficiary: "Bánát" Serbian Cultural Association, Deszk

    Beneficiary 1: TALENTUM Art Association, Subotica

    Contact information:

    "Bánát" Serbian Cultural Association

    Address: 41. Felszabadulás str., 6722-Deszk, Hungary

    Contact person: Mr Csaba Kunstár 


    Telephone: +36 30 830 6467 

    The Project's website

    Project summary:

    The aim of the project is to develop the folk culture and traditions into a cross-border tourism product, which would make hidden treasures and values accessible for the wider audience, as well as to promote it on both sides of the border.

    Project partners are two organizations – the Hungarian community in Serbia and the Serbian community in Hungary, which have already achieved significant results in preserving the culture of minority. Within this project they will offer novel content for various age groups by project activities:

    • arts encounters (House of Arts) and sight-seeing of Subotica (Walk in Subotica) for schoolchildren;
    • holidays in the community – Christmas, New Year, and Easter, and related traditions and folk art events –Egg Bumping, Harvest Festival/Dadale, and more;
    • innovative art initiatives: in Subotica/Palic – Choreography 0-24, Children's solo dancing competition, and  in Deszk – Choreography 0-24, and  Banatski Sabor;
    • common folk-art camps and closing festivals: Talentum Folklore Camp, Banat Tambura and Folk Dance Camp;
    • multi-art festivals: Palicsi Magyar Sokadalom, Ajvar Festival/Ajvariada, Grape and Wine Festival of Palic;
    • reconstruction of the community space of St Sava Community Centre in Deszk;
    • workshop on processing and developing the lost and found archive documents of the Serbian community of Deszk as a tourist attraction.

    With the belief that making the hidden and less-recognized values of the folk culture more accessible for a wider range of people would result in new bridges between Hungary and Serbia, the project aims to create a folk-art/folk-cultural tourism hub that serves information on various programs and events for the population of the Hungary-Serbia border region – such as: dance houses, handicraft programs, folk music, dance shows and festivals, events for preserving traditions.

  • Second Call for Proposals
    ITC MInd – HUSRB/1602/41/0172

    Project Title: Innovation and Technology Center for Metal Industry

    Acronym: ITC MInd

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/41/0172

    Total Project budget: 342.301,2 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 290.956,02 EUR

    Start Date: 1 March 2018

    End Date: 29 February 2020 

    Lead Beneficiary: Vojvodina Metal Cluster (Municipality of Temerin)

    Beneficiary 1: Szeged Centre of Vocational Education and training Deri Miksa Vocational Secondary School (Municipality of Szeged)

    Beneficiary 2: SolarTech South Plain Nonprofit Company for Development and Production (Municipality of Szeged)

    Beneficiary 3: Educational Training Centre for Professional and Working Skills (City of Novi Sad)

    Contact information:

    Vojvodina Metal Cluster – VMC

    Address: Novosadska 322, 21235 Temerin, Republic of Serbia

    Contact person: Milica Jovicic 


    Telephone numbers: +381 62 844 1859; +381 21 844 923


    Project summary:

    The metal sector is a part of value chains of all types of industries. The focus of this project on increasing innovation potential of the metal industry in the Hungary-Serbia border region, as a contribution to the overall  competitiveness od small and medium enterprizes (SMEs).

    This goal will be achieved by creating an innovative framework within cross-border cooperation that will accelerate the exchange of information between economies from both sides of the border, generate required knowledge, technology, equipment and research & development infrastructure, and thus overcoming identified problems to a significant extent of the border region.

    The institutional framework should be the generator of new ideas, innovations and a mechanism that enables transfer of ideas and innovation and their commercialization. On the basis of innovative SMART principles, as well as the principles of equal opportunities and environment protection, and through innovative technology center with a demand-driven and flexible curricula, the project team will setup a new partnership among the key stakeholders of innovative SMS development: industry clusters, high schools, students, teachers, as well as the local, regional and national authorities.

    The new institutional framework will enable standardization of the exchange of the information between the offer and demand of inputs and outputs of the targeted SMEs, production processes, providing opportunities for new employment.

    Similarities of the challenges, opportunities and micro economic environment for SMEs development in metal sector in the border region provides valid basis for the project sustainability.

    Resources, responsibilities and tasks were evenly distributed among the project partners, in accordance to their main strengths and references. Additionally, a proven communication methodology will ensure effective flow of information, maintain strong partnership, ensure high visibility and provide the optimum risk control.

  • Second Call for Proposals
    Art&Craft - HUSRB/1602/31/0050

    Project Title: Tracing our common artistic heritage

    Acronym: Art&Craft

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/31/0050

    Total Project budget: 586,975 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 498,928.75 EUR

    Start Date: 25 June 2018

    End Date: 24 February 2020

    Lead Beneficiary: Calvinist Congregation of the New Church in Hódmezővásárhely

    Beneficiary 1: Municipal Museum of Subotica

    Contact information: Calvinist Congregation of the New Church in Hódmezővásárhely

    Address: Kálvin square 56800 Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary

    Contact person: Major István Zoltánné


    Telefonszámok: +36 30 678 5423

    Project summary:

    Hódmezővásárhely and Subotica have a vast unexploited potential in cultural heritage-related tourism. The project aims to unlock this potential, reinforce the connection of the two cities and through architectural, artistic and cultural revival to make them more attractive and accessible for visitors. 

    The strongest links connecting the two towns are culture and arts. The cultural traditions of the Hungary-Serbia border region, especially arts and folk art, reflect: the values, point of view of the society, and the role of religion. Unfortunately, nowadays, nurturing of the traditions has taken a backseat. Once famous all over Europe, pottery as a traditional folk art craft and, is being gradually forgotten and insufficiently included in the regional tourism offer. By researching and promoting pottery, the project will support two cities in their attempt to revive pottery and attract visitors.

    Several artists from Hódmezővásárhely made a great contribution to the cultural development of Subotica and the most famous one was the painter János Tornyai. Through promotion of work of János Tornyai, the project aims not only to increase interest the knowledge of local people, but also to attract new visitors and therefore enrich the tourist offer. 

    The project partners strongly believe that living with disability should not exclude people from participating fully in arts and culture. In this regard, the renewal of the Calvinist Church in Hódmezővásárhely and the City Museum of Subotica will make these venues more accessible, services more inclusive and communication more effective.

    The main project activities are:

    1. Renovation and preservation of the Hódmezővásárhely Calvinist New Church and equipping the visitor centre
    2. Installation of the elevator in the City Museum of Subotica
    3. Research of pottery in Hódmezővásárhely and presentation of findings
    4. Painting programmes linked to János Tornyai
    5. “Bible stories” drawing competition
    6. Folk art workshops organised around the festivities
  • Second Call for Proposals
    HandyCraft2 - HUSRB/1602/42/0173

    Project Title: HandyCraft2 – Social Enterprise to integrate the Craftmen in the Cross Border Region

    Acronym: HandyCraft2

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/42/0173

    Total Project budget: 175,275 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 148,983.74 EUR

    Start Date: 1 March 2018

    End Date: 28 February 2019

    Lead Beneficiary: Southern Great Plans Region Social Research Association (Dél-Alföldi Regionális Társadalomtudományi Kutatási Egyesület)

    Beneficiary 1: Regional Civic Association „Ludaspuszta” (Regionalno Udruženje Građana „Ludašpusta“)

    Contact information:Southern Great Plans Region Social Research Association (Dél-Alföldi Regionális Társadalomtudományi Kutatási Egyesület)

    Address: 6721, Szeged, Sajka utca 16, Hungary

    Contact person: Mr. Janos SANTA 


    Telephone: +36 20 852 2827


    Project summary:

    Based on previous experiences of promoting entrepreneurship and local agricultural production, this project aims to:

    • promote social entrepreneurship locally, by empowering local marketable producers of handcraft items who have disadvantageous socio-economic background; and
    • increase employment by involving local workforce with the appropriate skills.

    These goals will be achieved through a complete plan strategy and market analysis, along with a legal system analysis and by developing the “Common Image Handbook”. Through this project, the partnering organizations will involve local entrepreneurs in project workshops and networking workshops.

    The project consists of three main elements:

    1. Handycraft Strategy for Social Entrepreneurship (SSE): this strategy includes market analysis, along with the analysis of legal framework.
    2. Common Product Development (CPD):, a franchise brand for local handcraft products will be developed within the project. After identifying, invocating and inviting (by an extensive PR activity) local craftsmen, 20-20 prototypes of local manufacturing products will be developed by the collaboration of product development experts and the locals. Additionally, a mentoring programme will be introduced for craftsmen to lead them through the process.
    3. Market Access (MA): Helping people with disadvantageous socio economic background to join the local economy by producing handcraft products and to introduce them on the market.


  • Second Call for Proposals
    TRADinBORD2 - HUSRB/1602/32/0140

    Project Title: TRADinBORD2 - promoting and preserving TRADItioN and identity jointly in the BORDer region

    Acronym: TRADinBORD2.

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/32/0140

    Total Project budget: 182,470.50 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 155,099.92 EUR

    Start Date: 1 March 2018

    End Date: 28 February 2019

    Lead Beneficiary: Egy-Másért Community Development Association of Youth (Egy-Másért Ifjúsági és Közösségfejlesztő Egyesület)

    Beneficiary 1: Regional Civic Association „Ludaspuszta” (Regionalno Udruženje Građana „Ludašpusta“)

    Contact information:

    Egy-Másért Ifjúsági és Közösségfejlesztő Egyesület (Egy-Másért Community Development Association of Youth)

    Address: 6782 Mórahalom, Röszkei út 1. Hungary

    Contact person: Mr Miklós Kószó 


    Telephone: +36 62 281 219


    Project summary:

    The project is aimed at developing and organizing cultural cooperation activities in the Hungary-Serbia border region and it targets the whole population of the region, with special emphasis on young people. The planned activities include:

    • development of a common cultural analysis for the border region;
    • organization of two cultural festivals;
    • production of 12 films about the common civil and cultural heritage of the border region;
    • development of a website containing  information about common cultural heritages as well as outputs of the project.

    The planned outputs of the project are:

    1. COMMUNITY FOR REGIONAL CULTURAL HERITAGE: Organization of the Civil Forums, intended for the members/leaders of NGOs, and the Cultural Heritage Forum, intended for people taking part in cultural heritage activities;
    2. CULTURAL HERITAGE ASSESMENT: an analytical study, exploring the status of cultural organisation systems and deficiencies of the cultural sector of the border region;
    3. DOCUMENTARIES AND FILMS ON REGIONAL CULTURAL HERITAGE: 5-5 short films (20-25 min) exploring cultural heritage activities of different NGOs in both partner-countries. Additionally, a documentary film (50 min) about common cultural heritage will also be produced, shared online and via TV.
    4. CULTURAL MEDIA FESTIVAL: A one-day cultural media festival exhibiting the local culture on both sides of the border, cultural heritage and for the introduction of the films produced during the project.
  • Second Call for Proposals
    Rehab NatCult Heritage - HUSRB/1602/31/0128

    Project Title: Rehabilitation of common natural and cultural heritage for future development of the region

    Acronym: Rehab NatCult Heritage

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/31/0128

    Total Project budget: 557,602.2 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 473,961.87 EUR

    Start Date: 1 April 2018

    End Date: 31 March 2020

    Lead Beneficiary: Sándorfalva Local  Government

    Beneficiary 1:  Municipality of Novi Bečej

    Contact information: Sándorfalva Local  Government

    Address: 6762 Sándorfalva, Szabadság tér 1.

    Contact person: Zsuzsanna Pataki, Gajdosné


    Telephone: +36 6 257 2963

    Project summary:

    Novi Bečej in Serbia and Sándorfalva in Hungary are of similar economic development, their residents’ living conditions are also similar, and both settlements’ development was directly affected by the closeness of the environmental protection areas. Both of these settlements put great emphasis on development of tourism, especially eco-tourism.  

    Having recognized the similar problems and being interested in common development and cooperation opportunities, the municipal organizations started cooperating in 2013.

    The main objective of the project is the ecotourism-related utilization of areas with protected natural values, as well as the revitalization of tourism, economy and community life and the strengthening of cross-border relationships.

    The project partners plan to implement the following activities within this project:

    • the infrastructural development of the natural protection area by elaborating an eco-tourism strategy related to the two areas;
    • promotion of the local product sales, and starting a training for the standardization process and establishing  a monitoring body;
    • organization of five cultural events presenting the values of Slano Kopovo;
    • project appearances of the at tourism fairs;
    • rehabilitation of the ex lege natural protection area of Lake Nádas, by allowing a part of the reedy area to be grazed by buffalos from the Kiskunság National Park and by creating an open water surface for the varied water habitats, suitable for bird watching;
    • connecting Sándorfalva and Lake Nádas by a natural trail with interactive elements.
    • organization of several events aimed at promoting the local natural and cultural values;
    • a study on the diversification of wildlife at Lake Nádas;
    • marketing and communications activities.
  • Second Call for Proposals
    Old habits in a new guise – HUSRB/1602/32/0115

    Project Title: Using common cultural heritage as an economic development source

    Acronym: Old habits in a new guise

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/32/0115

    Total Project budget: 209,309.10 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 177,912.73 EUR

    Start Date: 1 June 2018

    End Date: 30 September 2019

    Lead Beneficiary: Municipality of Kalocsa

    Beneficiary 1: Municipality of Kula

    Contact information:

    Municipality of Kalocsa

    Address: 35. Szent Isván király krt., 6300 Kalocsa, Hungary

    Contact person: Ms. dr. Magóné Tóth Gyöngyi


    Telephone: +36 70 362 9560


    Project summary:

    Hungary and Serbia have shared common history and culture for centuries. Although so far there have been numerous common folklore and gastronomy festivals on both sides of the border, the great potential for economic development, which both countries have, is currently not fully exploited.

    The project intends to highlight the possibilities of using culture as a service and as an economic development tool. Its main goal is to involve the local communities of the partner organizations to get in touch with the cultural heritage and traditions of the region. The project will pay special attention to the young generations, and appeal to their interests, as they are the ones to preserve the cultural heritage of the region.

    Through the transfer of the knowledge of cultural values and tourism potentials, the project can create attractive offers for young people, as well as create job opportunities, which could keep them residing in the region.

    With the above-mentioned in mind, the primary target group of the project are young people, of age 15-30, as well as entrepreneurs working in the fields of culture, business, and tourism. Additionally, the project will target the local and regional governments, decision makers, the present and future tourists, as well as the overall population of the Hungary-Serbia border region.

    The main activities of the project include: capacity-building workshops, a joint student camp, a canoe tour, cultural and gastronomy festivals, a media campaign, as well as a book.

    The project envisions its idea “common region – common future” to result in expansion and strengthening of professional relations across the border region, as well as development of both formal and informal networking.

  • Second Call for Proposals
    PROSOCENT – HUSRB/1602/42/0210

    Project Title: Promoting Social Entrepreneurship in Serbia and Hungary

    Acronym: PROSOCENT

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/42/0210

    Total Project budget: 216,575 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 184,088.75 EUR

    Start Date: 1 May 2018

    End Date: 31 October 2019

    Lead Beneficiary:  Hungarian-Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Magyar-Szerb Kereskedelmi és Iparkamara)

    Beneficiary 1: Business Incubator Senta (Poslovni inkubator d.o.o Senta)

    Beneficiary 2:  Southern Great Plans Region Social Research Association, Seged (Dél-Alföldi Regionális Társadalomtudományi Kutatási Egyesület, Szeged)

    Contact information:

    Magyar-Szerb Kereskedelmi és Iparkamara (Hungarian-Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

    Address: Párizsi körút 8-12. 6721 Szeged, Hungary

    Contact person: Mr. Miklós Jójárt 


    Telephone: +36 70 452 2233; +36 70 452 2233


    Project summary:

    Social enterprises can serve as an excellent opportunity for people with mental or physical disabilities to strengthen their self-esteem an enable them to do useful things; to earn money for themselves while doing useful work for the society.

    This project aims to give social character to innovation, and thus create results that are beneficial both for individuals and the society.  The goal of this project is to encourage social enterprises in ground-gaining in the border region, based on the practice from Hungary, as well as to call attention to the fact that disadvantaged people are equally important members of the society.

    The system of social enterprises has developed a lot in Hungary, where it is a solution for employing socially disadvantaged people. On the other hand, this form of business and of employment is only present to a limited extent in Serbia, due to the lack of legal regulation in this field.

    Within the project, the project partners will create the model centre of innovative social enterprises in Senta. It will be a unit with necessary infrastructure for providing both hard and soft help to initiatives for stating social enterprises. Besides the space, the Centre will provide legal and other type of advice to interested parties.

    Additionally, a social enterprise will be developed within the project as a pilot project with the goal to cover the entire process from the idea to implementation. After the maintenance period of the project, this social enterprise will continue to serve as a good example.

    The sample social enterprise, which will be established in Senta will employ 10 disabled people, while on the Hungarian side the existing businesses will be improved and employ additional 10 employees.

    Within the project, Dartke Asoociation will operate an advisory centre for social enterprises in Szeged.

  • Second Call for Proposals
    RILIAM – HUSRB/1602/41/0012

    Project Title: Regional Innovation Laboratory for Industrial Automation and Mechatronics

    Acronym: RILIAM

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/41/0012

    Total Project budget: 250,198.00 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 212,668.30 EUR

    Start Date: 1 July 2018

    End Date: 29 February 2020

    Lead Beneficiary: Subotica Tech – College of Applied Sciences (Visoka tehnička škola strukovnih studija, Subotica)

    Beneficiary 1: University of Szeged (Szegedi Tudományegyetem)

    Beneficiary 2: Chamber of Commerce and Industry Csongrád County (Csongrád Megyei Kereskedelmi és Iparkamara)

    Beneficiary 3: Business Incubator Subotica („Poslovni inkubator Subotica – Szabadkai Üzleti Inkubátor ” doo Subotica)

    Contact information: Subotica Tech – College of Applied Sciences (Visoka tehnička škola strukovnih studija)

    Address: Marka Oreškovića 16, 24000 Subotica, Serbia

    Contact person: Igor Fürstner


    Telephone: +381 24 655 202


    Project summary:

    The project RILIAM aims to support the small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) from the Hungary-Serbia border region, which deal with industrial automation and industrial robotics.

    Within this project, two innovation competence laboratories will be created – one for the food industrial robotics and automation at the Faculty of Engineering in Szeged, and one for the assembly automation and robotics at Subotica Tech in Subotica. The laboratories will serve as the help point for the SMEs for innovative solutions.

    The project will result in:

    • Young people being more interested in gaining knowledge and practice, improving their professional skills in modern innovative laboratories.
    • The developed online tutorial data base, which serves as the information collector, and connection between the project partners, beneficiaries and interested citizens.
    • A functional network including the multi-national companies in the border region, newly established SMEs, young researchers, and students.
    • An interactive channel for information flow among the participants, helping young engineers to solve complex technical solutions.
  • Second Call for Proposals
    ECO-SCHOOL - HUSRB/1602/32/0213

    Project Title: ECO-SCHOOL – educational network for eco-conscious, sustainable life

    Acronym: ECO-SCHOOL

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/32/0213

    Total Project budget: 182,103.00 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 154,787.54 EUR

    Start Date: 1 May 2018

    End Date: 30 April 2019

    Lead Beneficiary: Ecocenter Alapítvány (Ecocenter Foundation)

    Beneficiary 1: Društvo intelektualaca Braća Tan (Than Brothers circle of Intelektuals)

    Contact information:

    Ecocenter Alapítvány (Ecocenter Foundation)

    Address: 140. Hegyalja út, 3000 Hatvan, Hungary

    Contact person: Ms Enikő Dióssy 


    Telephone: +361 467 03 56


    Project summary:

    Formal education plays a vital role in environmental education and awareness. Experience of the project partners showed that school curricula provide general environmental knowledge rather than increase environmental awareness and develop sustainable practices. On the other hand, environmental awareness of the population in the Hungary-Serbia border region is rather low and environmentally responsible behaviour is still missing in people’s everyday life.

    This project is based on project partners’ strong belief that education and networking can contribute to environmental sustainability through developing more eco-conscious and sustainable lifestyle. To achieve this goal, the project combines learning with hands-on experiences and applies an inclusive, participatory approach involving Hungarian and Serbian school children, experts and tutors.

    The main project activities include:

    • developing ECO-SCHOOL virtual knowledge centre;
    • developing experimental trainings and educational programmes;
    • creating an interactive web page and smartphone applications;
    • organizing study tours and environment- themed days in schools;
    • making films on specific topics;
    • campaigning using various communication channels such as Facebook and online PR articles.
  • Second Call for Proposals
    CETTVYP - HUSRB/1602/32/0001

    Project Title: Balástya and Torontáltorda Government hold range of cultural events to transmit traditions and traditional values to young people

    Acronym: CETTVYP

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/32/0001

    Total Project budget: 100,000 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 85,000 EUR

    Start Date: 1 August 2018

    End Date: 31 July 2019

    Lead Beneficiary: Local government of Balástya

    Beneficiary 1: Local Community of Torda

    Contact information: Local government of Balástya

    Address: Rákoczi Street 5, 6764 Balástya, Hungary

    Contact person: Ms. Éva Fehér


    Telephone: +36 62 444 188


    Project summary:

    Despite the fact that globalisation can be beneficial it could be stated that it can supress traditional values and unique customs resulting in decline of cultural values.

    The two partners on this project – the Municipality of Balástya in Hungary and the Local Community of Torda in Serbia are both settlements with less than 5,000 inhabitants. Through this project, they plan to stimulate the exchange of knowledge, the unique local customs and culture among the habitants of the border region, as well as to integrate nature protection into their recreational events.  

    The project activities will include various events strengthening connections between people from both of the countries, especially among young people. The events will be organised in a way that enables the youth in the settlements from both sides of the border to visit the other side of the border, participate in the events in order to gain useful knowledge about its culture, nature protection, and traditions.

    The project will include 12 events Balástya, and five events in Torda.

    Events that will take place in Balástya:

    • Healthier Traditional Culinary Local Values and Manufacturing Processes Family Festival;
    • Pumpkin as a leisure activity,  and pumpkin as the ultimate food and commodity;
    • The power of co-working and St. Anthony, or community and family on a higher level and decreasing vulnerability;
    • Young and wild – creativity and sport day with local natural values;
    • Folk-life festival cultural and riding days with skill competition from young to elderly;
    • Cross-border friendly family outdoor football games in both countries;
    • Health days – healthy people, healthy society;
    • Cross-border friendly family outdoor football games on New Year’s Eve;
    • Winter Farewell costume stage productions among youngsters with evaluating jury and friendship evening with raffle;
    • Animals near the body;
    • Children's day;
    • Youth and arts day.

    Events that will take place in Torda:

    • Teen Star Music Competition;
    • Traditional Corn Festival;
    • Traditional Village Day and Pilgrimage Event;
    • Cultural Days of Torda;
    • Cross-border friendly family football games in both countries.
  • Second Call for Proposals
    FILMY - HUSRB/1602/32/0098

    Project Title: Film art connects young people

    Acronym: FILMY

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/32/0098

    Total Project budget: 127,996.80 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 108,797.28 EUR

    Start Date: 1 January 2018

    End Date: 31 August 2019

    Lead Beneficiary:  Open University Subotica Ltd. (Otvoreni univerzitet Subotica Doo)

    Beneficiary 1: Szeged Event and Media Centre Non-profit LTD. (Szegedi Rendezvény- és Médiaközpont Nonprofit Kft.)

    Contact information:

    Otvoreni univerzitet Subotica Doo

    Address: Trg cara Jovana Nenada 15, 24 000 Subotica, Republic of Serbia

    Contact person: Mr Vladimir Perović 


    Telephone: +381 63 597 245; +381 24 554 600

    Project summary:

    The Hungary-Serbia border region is missing strategic, sustainable and developing cooperation between cultural organizations in the field of the film art. Besides the lack of cooperation between cultural organizations and cinemas, which results in the lack of information about film programs, film events and cinematography from abroad, an important problem is a lack of creative, networking and innovative activities in the film art which would connect the region and its population. The lack of adequate offer of informal education in the field of the film art in border region leaves the target groups with modest opportunities for the development of artistic spirit and skills, regardless of their talent and interest. Young people, middle-aged and older fans of the film art are lacking the centres for education and fostering the culture of film screening, exchange of opinions and critical observations of the life and its elements from the perspective of the film art.

    Recognizing these problems, two cultural organizations from the neighbouring cities Subotica and Szeged, as managers of two important cinemas and organizers of two international film festivals, prepared a set of interconnected activities which will animate and connect a wide target group, especially young persons and create new cultural events which will result in concrete development of the border region in the field of the film art. The Open University Subotica and the Event and Media Centre Szeged Non-profit LTD. plan to establish a close and continual cooperation based on the three cooperation pillars – film festivals cooperation, establishment of Film clubs, and establishment of Film schools in border region. Through the cooperation of the festivals and the cinemas from the two cities, and especially through establishment of film schools and film clubs in these cities and other local communities, the target groups will receive opportunities to consume and enjoy in the film art as well as to develop their talents through education, practical work, experience exchange and cooperation with colleagues from abroad.

  • Second Call for Proposals
    Community Footprint - HUSRB/1602/32/0247

    Project Title: Volunteers and communities without borders

    Acronym: Community Footprint

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/32/0247

    Total Project budget: 106.398,00 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 90.438,30 EUR

    Start Date: 2 January 2018

    End Date: 1 January 2020

    Lead Beneficiary: Kathaz Public Nonprofit Ltd

    Beneficiary 1: Pro Porta Foundation

    Contact information: Kathaz Public Nonprofit Ltd

    Address: Dugonics square 12, 6720 Szeged, Hungary

    Contact person: Mr Barnabás Gergely


    Telephone: +36 62 311 216/100

    Project summary:

    The project is implemented by two organizations sharing the same values: youth education, responsibility for local groups and the promotion of volunteering. The two organizations have been organizing communities and involving volunteers for years. The project has two main aims: 1. forming communities from volunteers, 2. educating contributors from simple participants of programs.

    The step-by-step approach (involving, mentoring and delegating responsibility) and the combination of learning-by-doing method with experimental learning will help reaching project results.

    The project aims to address two, strictly correlated social problems which affect the upraising generations. The first one is the decreasing need and motivation for belonging to a community and acting for the benefit of a community, as well as for being a volunteer. The lack of volunteering and community membership result in further problems, such as the lack of or delayed responsibility assuming which can cause personal and social damages as well. This phenomenon exists on the both sides of the border, and the project partners have already realized the problem and have already started to tackle it during their daily work. Therefore, the project will be an evident continuation of the already started activities and mission.

    The problems will be addressed by motivation of youngsters and presenting them with the strength of communities via personal experience and volunteering activities.

    The project partners intend to educate youngsters to embrace engagement and thus, the responsibility, as the key factors for being ready to take action. The second problem which the project tackles is the phenomenon of being only a consumer of programs but not taking part in their organization.

    Project activities in the field of education and organization of programmes are available to all young people in the border region, especially to disadvantaged persons.  The involvement of young people within communities includes giving and receiving opportunities for connecting to their peers and for exchange of experiences. Additionally, all programs and educational activities will be free-of-charge and promoted via various media channels and social media networks in order to ensure that everyone who is interested can take part in them. Furthermore, for the purpose of discovering and nurturing talent, the project takes into account abilities and skills of each individual and offers help and support, relying on the principle of equal treatment.

  • Second Call for Proposals
    CommonHeritage - HUSRB 1602/32/0009

    Project Title: Together for Common Future of Common Cultural Heritage

    Acronym: CommonHeritage

    Project ID: HUSRB 1602/32/0009

    Total Project budget: 234,843.5 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 199,616.97 EUR

    Start Date: 1 January 2018

    End Date: 31 December 2019

    Lead Beneficiary: Türr István Museum, Baja

    Beneficiary 1: Inter-municipal Institute for Heritage Protection, Subotica

    Beneficiary 2: Municipal Museum in Subotica

    Contact information:

    Türr István Museum

    Address: 6500 Baja, Deák Ferenc utca 1. Hungary

    Contact person: dr. Emilia Pasztor


    Telephone: +36 30 207 0057

    Project summary:

    History does not stop at borders. Common cultural heritage along neighbouring countries tells a story of shifting borders, and the impact which the ever-changing countries leave on people living in the border areas. At the same time, the potential of the common cultural heritage is often overlooked by the locals, professionals and tourists.

    The aim of this project is not only to preserve this common cultural heritage in the area of Bács-Kiskun county in Hungary and North Bačka county in Serbia, but also to develop their sustainable use via joint public events, tourist activities and joint professional work.

    The project will be made possible through the collaboration between Türr István Museum (also serving as the primary cultural institute for ethnic minorities) in Hungary, the Intermunicipal Institute for Heritage Protection, and the Subotica Museum in Serbia. The planned activities will have three target groups:

    • Professionals – the project will include: two co-organised conferences on built heritage, two seminars on new restoration methods, the restoration of seven altar paintings (resulting in an exhibition) and the research on Baroque Bačka which will be published in two monographs;
    • Tourists – the project will include: six jointly created paths divided into two themes - “Historical walks” and “Sacral memories of Baroque Bačka”, regular restauration workshops at a renovated restauration workroom, and the travelling exhibition;
    • The youths - the project will include: 14 science communication activities for the primary-school children and two ‘heritage’ summer camps for teenagers to educate them all to become more conscious about heritage and to showcase the value and joy in making common effort.

    The project will be promoted in the local and national media outlets, on social media and in print materials – in both Hungarian and Serbian.

  • Second Call for Proposals
    ActiveGirls - HUSRB/1602/32/0032

    Project Title: Support sport and physical activity of girls

    Acronym: ActiveGirls

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/32/0032

    Total Project budget: 210,865.04 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 179,235.28 EUR

    Start Date: 1 June 2018

    End Date: 31 May 2020

    Lead Beneficiary: Pokrajinski sekretarijat za sport i omladinu (Provincial Secretariat for Sports and Youth)

    Beneficiary 1: Szentes Város Önkormányzata (Municipality of Szentes)

    Beneficiary 2: Szegedi Tisza Squash Sport Egylet (Szeged Tisza Squash Sport Club)

    Beneficiary 3: Fond "Evropski poslovi" Autonomne pokrajine Vojvodine (European Affairs Fund of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina)

    Contact information:

    Pokrajinski sekretarijat za sport i omladinu (Provincial Secretariat for Sports and Youth)

    Address: 16 Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 21 000 Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia

    Contact person: Mr Marko Adamovic 


    Telephone: +381214874871; +381641811853

    Project summary:

    The gender gap between boys and girls playing sport begins around the age of 8 and continues to grow as girls move into the secondary school. Bearing this in mind, the main objective of the project is to support co-operation in the field of sport to develop joint approaches that would tackle the issue of low level of physical activity among girls at primary schools (aged 7-15) in the border region, and thus ensure their positive relationship with sports as a key factor for leading a healthy lifestyle.

    The main project activities include:

    • Research on barriers contributing to low level of physical activity among young girls;
    • Development of teaching material with translation and printing;
    • Organization of workshops;
    • Procurement of sports equipment and goods;
    • Organization of demo PE classes and sport trainings for girls;
    • Data collection on sport opportunities for young girls in the region and subsequent development of smartphone/tablet app;
    • Organization of the Mentoring programme;
    • Participation in the European Commission’s initiative “European Week of Sport”;
    • Organization of two regional junior camps for girls.

    The project lasts 24 months and covers the area of Vojvodina, in Serbia, and Csongrád County, in Hungary.

    The diverse target group is comprised of relevant actors for the issue at hand and will include primary school girls, physical education (PE) teachers, coaches from local sport clubs and sport experts. Moreover, families and school communities are identified as an indirect target group beneficial for the project.

    The project aims for the following results:

    • Increased skills and competences of PE teachers, coaches and sport experts for coaching primary school girls;
    • Improved material conditions of sport facilities in project area for implementation of PE classes and sport activities;
    • Increased awareness on availability of sports programmes for young girls in project area;
    • Two regional junior camps for girls in the cross-border region organized.

    All outcomes demonstrate a strong cross-border effect.

  • Second Call for Proposals
    Youth-together - HUSRB/1602/32/0085

    Project Title: Youth working together in protecting the nature, promoting healthy lifestyles, cultural heritage and promotion of tourism through cross-border cooperation and exchange of examples of good practice

    Acronym: Youth-together

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/32/0085

    Total Project budget: 116,903.25 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 99,367.76 EUR

    Start Date: 1 March 2018

    End Date:  28 February 2019

    Lead Beneficiary:  Secondary School of Economics in Sombor (Srednja ekonomska škola Sombor)

    Beneficiary 1:  Vári Szabó István Vocational School and Dormitory of Kiskunhalas Centre of Vocational Training (Kiskunhalasi Szakképzési Centrum Vári Szabó István Szakképző Iskolája és Kollégiuma)  

    Contact information:

    Secondary School of Economics in Sombor (Srednja ekonomska škola Sombor)

    Address: 90 Apatinski put, 25 000 Sombor, Republic of Serbia

    Contact person: Natalija Katanić


    Telephone: +381 65 882 7010; +381 25 421 217

    Project summary:

    The local population living in the Hungary-Serbia border region, and the young especially, are not acquainted well enough with the region’s tourist potentials, and the cooperation between the young people of both countries is at a very low level. The causes of this are: the lack of information, skills and motivation. Development of tourism and cooperation in the border region can be achieved by organizing the common activities of the young people aimed at improvement and promotion of tourist potentials in both regions.

    The initial activity of the project is analysis of the situation in schools about the way of thinking, attitudes and needs of the young people in the border region via a survey followed by a panel discussion. Besides the school representatives, NGO representatives and members of local community will also be included in the discussion to observe the problems of young people. During the implementation of the project, there will be three intercultural student exchanges and a camp, with the aim of gaining new experiences, skills and sharing ideas. This way, the participants will actively participate in the development of the border region.

    A round table discussion is also planned informing the general public about the activities and achieved results. Both schools will modernize their ICT equipment which will allow them to improve the working conditions of young people and contribute to further communication and project sustainability as well as dissemination of the results.

    The partner-schools will also stimulate activism and volunteering among the young people, cultural exchanges, interactive workshops, visits, using modern technologies and exchanges of experiences especially in the field of promotion of cultural, environmental and recreational potential of the cross-border region. Informal methods of work and the contents which are appealing to the young will add to their bonding, diminishing the prejudices and growth in tolerance.

    The participants of the project will use latest technologies and innovation in work. Usage of the ICT technologies will help them develop awareness of sustainable development. Taking part in the cultural, environmental and sports events, they will help them raise their level of awareness about the importance of preserving the cultural heritage and environment as well as their sense of responsibility. They will have the opportunity to gain skills of adapting to different social and cultural situations and they will be motivated to organize their leisure time in more creative ways. Intensive cooperation of the students of two partner schools will support raising awareness of the harmful effect of prejudices.

  • Second Call for Proposals
    PALMCULTURE - HUSRB/1602/31/0026

    Project Title: Culture on the Palm - Palm Culture

    Acronym: PALMCULTURE

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/31/0026

    Total Project budget: 124,035 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 105,429.75 EUR

    Start Date: 1 May 2018

    End Date: 30 April 2019

    Lead Beneficiary: Eurotender Association (Dél-Alföldi Eurotender, Ifjúsági, Kulturális, Oktatási és Környezetvédelmi Egyesület)

    Beneficiary 1: Faculty of Sciences (Prirodno-matematički fakultet)

    Contact information:

    Dél-Alföldi Eurotender, Ifjúsági, Kulturális, Oktatási és Környezetvédelmi Egyesület

    Address: Kossuth Lajos sgt. 97. H-6724, Szeged

    Contactperson: Zsolt Péter Függ 


    Telephone: +36 30 236 6396


    Project summary:

    The project aims at gathering the historic cultural heritage of Novi Sad and Szeged, via a thorough study (field work and research) in order to establish an integral, systematically categorized database (containing photographic documentation) on cultural heritage and amenities on the territory of the cities of Novi Sad and Szeged. Based on the database, an interactive Internet portal with the aforementioned cultural heritage will be developed.

    The project also gathers actual, contemporary cultural up-to-date offer (festivals, concerts, theatre performances, exhibitions, other events) of the two cities, and share them in an appealing form. A list of local clubs and artistic groups will also be listed, indicating whether they are open to accept citizens who would like to join them or see how they work.

    The portal will be promoted in several ways: via brochures, leaflets, newspaper articles, and the social media campaign.

  • Strategic Call for Proposals
    ColourCoop - HUSRB/1601/31/0005

    Project Title: Colourful Cooperation

    Acronym: ColourCoop

    Project ID: HUSRB/1601/31/0005

    Total Project budget: 3,738,247.30 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 3,177,510.20 EUR

    Start Date: 1 June 2017

    End Date: 31 May 2020

    Lead Beneficiary: DKMT Danube-Kris-Mures-Tisa Euroregional Development Agency - Nonprofit Public Benefit Limited (DKMT Duna-Körös-Maros-Tisza Eurorégiós Fejlesztési Ügynökség Nonprofit Közhasznú Kft.)

    Beneficiary 1: Provincial Secretariat for Regional Development, Interregional Cooperation and Local Self-Government (Pokrajinski sekretarijat za regionalni razvoj, međuregionalnu saradnju i lokalnu samoupravu)

    Beneficiary 2: Egy-Másért Community Development Association of Youth (Egy-Másért Ifjúsági és Közösségfejlesztő Egyesület)

    Beneficiary 3: City of Subotica (Grad Subotica)

    Beneficiary 4: City of Novi Sad (Grad Novi Sad)

    Contact information:

    DKMT Duna-Körös-Maros-Tisza Eurorégiós Fejlesztési Ügynökség Nonprofit Közhasznú Kft.

    Address: Tábor u. 7/B, 6722 Szeged, Csongrád County, Hungary


    Telephone: +36 62 543 165; +36 30 676 6819

    Contact person: Eszter Anna Csókási

    The Project's 

    Description of the Project:

    The objective of the Project is the following:

    • developing a comprehensive cultural strategy for the entire Hungarian-Serbian border region;
    • launch an online, information and news centre in Hungarian and Serbian;
    • setting up Serbian and Hungarian cultural centres in Mórahalom and in Palić;
    • integrating Novi Sad, the future European Capital of Culture and its surrounding region into the cultural and touristic life of the Hungarian-Serbian border region.

    As a part of the Project, within the newly setup cultural centres and in Novi Sad a great number of exhibitions, cultural programmes and creative workshops will be organized. These events are intended for helping members of the different ethnic communities learn about one another’s cultural values, traditions, artistic achievements or artists. Additionally, detailed cultural and touristic information and well-targeted news campaign within the Project will give impetus to the development of cultural cooperation and tourism in the Hungarian-Serbian border region.

  • Strategic Call for Proposals
    Dream Railway - HUSRB/1601/22/0002

    Project Title: Elaboration of Technical Documentation of Subotica-Baja Railway Line

    Acronym: Dream Railway

    Project ID: HUSRB/1601/22/0002

    Total Project budget: 3,585,017.40 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 3,047,264.79 EUR

    Start Date: 1 June 2017

    End Date: 31 May 2020

    Lead Beneficiary: Provincial Secretariat for Energy, Construction and Transport (Pokrajinski sekretarijat za energetiku, građevinarstvo i saobraćaj)

    Beneficiary 1: DKMT Danube-Kris-Mures-Tisa Euroregional Development Agency - Nonprofit Public Benefit Limited (DKMT Duna-Körös-Maros-Tisza Eurorégiós Fejlesztési Ügynökség Nonprofit Közhasznú Kft.)

    Contact information:

    Pokrajinski sekretarijat za energetiku, građevinarstvo i saobraćaj

    Address: 16 Mihajla Pupina Boulvard, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia

    Telephone: +381 214 874 324; +381 21 487 4324; +381 60 600 6300


    Contact person: Endre Šurjan

    Description of the Project:

    The objective of this Project is to develop the design documentation necessary for construction of the Subotica-Bácsalmás-Baja section of the Szeged-Subotica-Bácsalmás-Baja railway line, relying on the existing feasibility study.

    The planning of the Szeged-Subotica-Bácsalmás-Baja railway route started several years ago. Financed by the Hungary-Serbia IPA Cross-border Co-operation Programme in 2011, a feasibility study had been created for the railway line by examining several alternative routes. In the past 5 years the Governments and the competent ministries of Serbia and Hungary held several meetings on the development of the railway and they have repeatedly expressed their support for this project.

    Currently there is no traffic conducted on the Subotica-Bácsalmás section. The railway line was once in operation but by today only the traces of the former train tracks are visible. The lack of a direct connection for transportation is a significant obstacle for the development of cultural, touristic and social relations in the Hungarian-Serbian border region. The main benefit of the project is to develop a railway connection in order to eliminate the anomalies of crossing the border and enable the reconstruction of the railway line to improve the mobility of persons and goods. As a result, the travelling time required to cover this physical distance shall be optimized, and the towns and villages in the region would become significantly more accessible.

    The planned Project activities include:

    • Designs for approval (DfA) and the preliminary design for the Subotica-Csikéria-Bácsalmás-Baja railway line section.
    • Elaboration of a spatial plan for special purposes of the infrastructure corridor (Subotica-Csikéria, Bácsalmás, Bácsbokod, Bácsszőlős, Baja). 
    • Printing of the Project publications – executive summary of technical documentation
    • Events, including the meetings with Serbian and Hungarian railway companies, and workshops with representatives of the towns and villages situated alongside the railway line.
  • Strategic Call for Proposals
    BABECA - HUSRB/1601/11/0001

    Project Title: The complex water management development of the area of the Baja-Bezdan Canal

    Acronym: BABECA

    Project ID: HUSRB/1601/11/0001

    Total Project budget: 8,699,537.91 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 7,394,607.21 EUR

    Start Date: 29 September 2017

    End Date: 28 September 2020

    Lead Beneficiary: Lower Danube Valley Water Directorate (Alsó-Duna-völgyi Vízügyi Igazgatóság)

    Beneficiary 1:  Public Water Management Company "Vode Vojvodine" Novi Sad (Javno vodoprivredno preduzeće "Vode Vojvodine" Novi Sad)

    Beneficiary 2: European Affairs Fund of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina (Fond "Evropski poslovi" AP Vojvodine)

    Contact information:

    Alsó-Duna-völgyi Vízügyi Igazgatóság

    Address: Széchenyi 2/C. 6500 Baja, Hungary

    Telephone: +36 79 525 157


    Contact person: Henriett Balogh

    Description of the Project:

    The Project aims at decreasing flood and potential flood hazards of the targeted territory, as well as restoring the water runoff capacity of the Baja-Bezdan Canal. The interventions in the project are set to improve the cross-border water management and risk prevention system.


    Complex development of the regional water management system of the area of the the Baja-Bezdan (Ferenc) Canal covers the area of the South Great Plain Region in Hungary and Bačka and Banat Regions in Serbia.  The Canal is a water management and technical facility of international relevance. The main functions of the Canal are water supply and inland water outlet (also used for sports and recreation purposes). Sections of the Canal, including its technical premises, form parts of the flood prevention system. The water supply capacity has decreased significantly due to non-maintenance, the increased quantity of biomass, and mud-related water quality problems.

    The target area of the Project consists of: the Baja-Bezdan Canal (both the Hungarian and the Serbian sections of the Canal), the Vrbas-Bezdan Canal on the Serbian side and the Bezdan Lock and the Šebešfok Lock located on it. The Vrbas-Bezdan Canal is in Bačka, in Vojvodina, stretching from Bezdan, all the way to Vrbas. The related facilities are the Bezdan Lock and the Šebešfok Lock.

    The Bezdan Lock has been out of use because of the condition of its construction and its hydro-mechanical machinery. It is still a significant facility within the Canal Danube-Tisa-Danube (DTD) Hydro-system, which makes its functionality essential. The Šebešfok Lock is located where the Baja-Bezdan Canal flows into the Bezdan-Vrbas Canal. The Lock was an industrial facility enabling navigation and the only way of transporting goods in the region.

    The main activities of the project are:

    • Dredging of canal sections and building of driftwood removal platforms and boat ramps in Hungary;
    • Reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Bezdan Lock and the Šebešfok Lock;
    • Procurement of special equipment for maintenance in Hungary and in Serbia;

    The Project also aims its results to provide a solid basis for its further developments.  

  • Second Call for Proposals
    URBAN-PREX – HUSRB/1602/11/0097

    Project Title: Monitoring, forecasting and development of online public early warning system for extreme precipitations and pluvial floods in urban areas in the Hungarian-Serbian cross-border region

    Acronym: URBAN-PREX

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/11/0097

    Total Project budget: 750,789.88 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 638,171.39 EUR

    Start Date: 1 November 2017

    End Date: 31 October 2019

    Lead Beneficiary: Univerzitet u Novom Sadu, Prirodno-matematički fakultet u Novom Sadu (University of Novi Sad Faculty of Sciences)

    Beneficiary 1: Szegedi Tudományegyetem (University of Szeged)

    Beneficiary 2: Univerzitet u Novom Sadu, Fakultet tehničkih nauka (University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences)

    Beneficiary 3: Szeged Megyei Jogú Város Önkormányzata (Municipality of Szeged)

    Beneficiary 4: JKP Vodovod i kanalizacija Novi Sad (PUC Water and Sewage Utility Novi Sad)

    Contact information:

    Univerzitet u Novom Sadu, Prirodno-matematički fakultet u Novom Sadu (University of Novi Sad Faculty of Sciences)

    Address: 3 Trg Dositeja Obradovića 21 000 Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia

    Contact person: Mr Stevan Savić 


    Telephone(s): +381 605028979; +381 214852833


    Project summary:

    Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and intensity of precipitation and pluvial flood occurrences in urban areas of Central Europe. Thus, the proposed project presents a good opportunity to develop and implement an innovative monitoring, forecasting and public online system for early warning of extreme precipitation and pluvial floods in urban areas of the Hungary-Serbia border region.

    Through the project, two dense precipitation monitoring networks will be installed in the most populous cities of the Programme area: Novi Sad (Serbia) and Szeged (Hungary). The Projects plans to develop the  Planned continuous data recording, transmission and processing, as well as real time display of the processed data in a spatial form (i.e. map)  which will be useful for citizens (i.e. individual adaptation) and public institutions (e.g. traffic and water management, city government) in the border region.

    Additionally, the project aims to develop the real-time precipitation forecasting model for the whole Programme area supplemented with the forecast of pluvial flood occurrences in Novi Sad and Szeged, based on the measured data from the networks and the remotely sensed data. The measured data will be used to fine-tune the remotely sensed data, thus enabling the development of a more precise forecast model for the Programme area.

    The measured and forecasted data will be available free-of-charge for everyone in real time on the project’s website, the project’s social media pages and mobile android application giving an early warning to the citizens and public authorities in order to protect them and prepare their effective response to these extreme weather and water situations.

  • Second Call for Proposals
    OPTI-BIKE - HUSRB/1602/21/0102

    Project Title: Optimising traffic in the border zone, planning and construction of bicycle paths

    Acronym: OPTI-BIKE

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/21/0102

    Total Project budget:  2,566,612.65 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA):  2,181,620.74 EUR

    Start Date:  01/10/2017

    End Date:  30/09/2019

    Lead Beneficiary: Grad Subotica (City of Subotica)

    Beneficiary 1: Ásotthalom Nagyközségi Önkormányzat (Local Municipality of Ásotthalom)

    Beneficiary 2: Tompa Város Önkormányzata (Local government of Tompa city)

    Contact information:

    Grad Subotica (City of Subotica)

    Address: 1 Trg slobode 24000 Subotica, Serbia

    Contact person: Ms Erika Kudlik 


    Telephone: +38124626878;  +38163531401


    Project Summary:

    This project aims to simplify and accelerate the transport by vehicles and bicycles which will be achieved in the following ways:

    • building bicycle paths in Serbia: Subotica, the settlements Bački Vinogradi and Kelebija, and in Hungary – in Tompa and Ásotthalom;
    • planning bicycle paths in Subotica and Tompa;
    • removing bottlenecks at border crossings by defining the model of regulating traffic management.

    The main objective will be achieved by constructing the bicycle paths on the both sides of the Hungary-Serbia border. The project intends to optimize the traffic in the border zone. Additionally, by planning and construction of bicycle paths, the project aims to give an opportunity to those who use bicycles as means of transport and as a recreational activity, to arrive to and quickly cross the border from both sides. Furthermore, development of the new bicycle paths will ensure safe biking across the border and the environmental protection (reduction of CO2 emission).

  • Second Call for Proposals

    Project Title: Increasing the efficiency of municipal flood protection through smart metering


    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/11/0225

    Total Project budget: 938,462.48 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 797,693.10 EUR

    Start Date: 1 October 2017

    End Date: 30 September 2019



    Contact information:

    Municipality of Baja

    Address: 1 Szentháromság Square, 6500 Baja, Hungary

    Contact person: Mr Zoltán Keszei 


    Telephone: +3679527141; +36304881716 


    Project Summary:

    The project aims at improving the flood prevention and flood protection capacity of Baja and Novi Bečej and their surrounding areas through crucial infrastructural developments, technology-based disaster prevention tools, planning activities and training, as well as awareness-raising activities. Due to their geographic location, flood protection is of high importance both for the Municipality of Baja and the Municipality of Novi Bečej. Both municipalities are responsible for protecting defined sections along their rivers and they would like to increase the efficiency of flood protection.

    Addressed issues are:

    1. physical infrastructure in poor condition;
    2. low technology flood prevention;
    3. lack of trainings and low level of awareness.

    The project is composed of structural and non-structural activities that are grouped in four outcomes that build on one another strongly. The project’s four main building blocks are:

    Outcome 1: Improved physical infrastructure and technical equipment;

    Outcome 2: Newly introduced and implemented smart solutions. Activities belonging here will result in a functioning, integrated decision support and flood forecast system for Baja and Novi Bečej;

    Outcome 3: Construction and technical plans for improved flood protection from both project partners/Beneficiaries;

    Outcome 4: Trained civil protection commissioners and improved awareness of affected inhabitants through training and communication activities.

    These activities will be supported by sound project management of both project partners/Beneficiaries. The primary target group includes: those inhabitants, businesses and other organizations in Baja and in Novi Bečej which are directly affected by the planned project activities. The second target group includes the local inhabitants, while the third target group includes the civil protection commissioners in both settlements.

  • Second Call for Proposals
    WATERatRISK - HUSRB/1602/11/0057

    Project Title: Improvement of drought and excess water monitoring for supporting water management and mitigation of risks related to extreme weather conditions

    Acronym: WATERatRISK

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/11/0057

    Total Project budget: 852,085.00 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 724,272.25 EUR

    Start Date: 1 October 2017

    End Date: 30 September 2019

    Lead Beneficiary: Szegedi Tudományegyetem (University of Szeged)

    Beneficiary 1: Alsó-Tisza vidéki Vízügyi Igazgatóság (Lower-Tisza-District Water Directorate)

    Beneficiary 2: Univerzitet u Novom Sadu, Prirodno-matematički fakultet u Novom Sadu (University of Novi Sad Faculty of Sciences)

    Beneficiary 3: Univerzitet u Novom Sadu, Poljoprivredni fakultet (University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Agriculture)

    Beneficiary 4: Javno Vodoprivredno Preduzeće Vode Vojvodine (Public Water Management Company Vode Vojvodine)

    Contact information:

    Szegedi Tudományegyetem (University of Szeged)

    Address: 13 Dugonics square 6720 Szeged, Hungary

    Contact person: Mr János Bajusz 


    Telephone: +3662546711;   +36205094699


    Project Summary

    Weather extremes, intensified by climate change, can lead increased frequency of hydrological hazards. Among these hazards, drought and inland excess water inundation have the largest areal coverage and also the greatest regular impact on the agro-economic potential and sustainable development of the Hungary-Serbia border region. In spite of several earlier initiatives, the estimation and mitigation of related risks has not reached an operative level yet. Since the aforementioned challenges are of regional character and affect both South-East Hungary and Vojvodina, Serbia, equally, solutions call for a joint action.

    The project primarily aims at the development of innovative and harmonized monitoring solutions and water management operational plans to facilitate early warning and raise outputs to an operative level. The capitalization and multiplier effect of the project results is guaranteed by the establishment of a joint HUSRB-CB Drought and Excess Water Research and Monitoring Centre, responsible for further R&D, implementation of new monitoring techniques to water management and agriculture, communication and networking.

    Project outcomes will highly contribute to the development of cross-border water management and risk prevention systems, to the improvement of the ecological and quantitative status of water bodies and to the minimization of drought and inland excess water inundation risks. Moreover, the results will also support the sustainable development and climate resilience of strategic sectors and the entire border region as well.

    The project is developed and implemented by the most important sectorial research centers of the region (SZTE, UNSPMF and UNSFA) in co-operation with the relevant water management authorities of both countries (ATIVIZIG and PWMC Vode Vojvodine). The expertise and experience of the partners in the project/Beneficiaries secure the successful elaboration of outlined outcomes, and the professional management and execution of scientific, operative and communicational tasks.

  • Second Call for Proposals
    ECOWAM - HUSRB/1602/11/0010

    Project Title: Eco-friendly water management against extreme weather conditions in the cross-border

    Acronym:  ECOWAM

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/11/0010

    Total Project budget: 1,758,447.43 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 1,494,680.31 EUR

    Start Date: 1 October 2017

    End Date: 30 September 2019

    Lead Beneficiary: Alsó-TiszavidékiVizügyi Igazgatóság (Lower-Tisza-District Water Directorate)

    Beneficiary 1: Public Water Management Company “Vode Vojvodine” (Javno vodoprivredno preduzeće „Vode Vojvodine“)

    Beneficiary 2:  European Affairs Fund of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina (Fond „Evropski poslovi“ Autonomne pokrajine Vojvodine)

    Contact information:

    Alsó-TiszavidékiVizügyi Igazgatóság (Lower-Tisza-District Water Directorate)

    Address: Stefánia 4 Pf. 390, 6720 Szeged, Hungary

    Contact person: Mr. Szabolcs Frank



    Project summary:

    The project goal is to prevent negative effects on the quality of water bodies by establishing a joint system of improvement of water management in AP Vojvodina and Csongrad County. The main objective will be achieved by the specific objectives:

    1. To improve the water balance of Jegricka River (44+015 km-46+673 km/29+588 km-37+892 km) and Kurca main channel (4+487 km-9+997 km) in the Hungary-Serbia border region by sludge dredging, building works and overgrown vegetation removal from the riverbed;
    2. To develop a joint monitoring and analysis system to preserve the water quality and biodiversity in CBC region;
    3. To define long-term solutions to prevent the quality degradation of water bodies.

    The main results to be achieved are:

    1. Excess water prevention achieved by revitalisation of the Jegricka and Kurca water bodies and their riverbed areas;
    2. Hydrobiological analyses and monitoring of water quality and sludge of the Jegricka River and Kurca main channel in the selected locations before/after the dredging in compliance with the Article 8 of the EU Water Framework Directive conducted;
    3. Experience in the field of sustainable water management and nature protection exchange between the partners on the project from Hungary and Serbia;
    4. Long-term solutions owing to the studies of nature parks against the impact of ground and surface water provided;
    5. Joint database with relevant information concerning the monitoring and evaluation of water quality which will be a basis for future cooperation in the field of water management and nature protection created;
    6. Raised awareness and increased know-how of target groups in border region.

    The project targets groups are: the institutions involved in water management, farmers, population endangered by excess water, children, regional/local stakeholders, and tourism organizations.

    The project will contribute to a harmonized development of the region with intensified economic cooperation through a sustainable use of natural and cultural resources by preserving the biodiversity and achieving good water quality that fits the Programme’s overall aim.

  • Second Call for Proposals
    PANNONSTEPPES – HUSRB/1602/12/0065

    Project Title:  Conservation of key animal species of Pannonian Steppes in a border region between Hungary and Serbia


    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/12/0065

    Total Project budget:  287,039.93 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA):  243,983.93 EUR

    Start Date: 15 January 2017

    End Date: 14 July 2019

    Lead Beneficiary:  Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province (Pokrajinski zavod za zaštitu prirode)

    Beneficiary 1:  Kiskunsági National Park Directorate (Kiskunsági Nemzeti Park Igazgatóság)

    Beneficiary 2:  Provincial Secretariat for Urban Planning and Environmental Protection (Pokrajinski sekretarijat za urbanizam i zaštitu životne sredine)

    Beneficiary 3:  Perjanica Hunting Association (Lovačko udruženje Perjanica)

    Contact information:

    Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province (Pokrajinski zavod za zaštitu prirode)

    Address: Radnička 20a, 21000, Novi Sad, Serbia

    Contact person: Ms Biljana Ilija Panjković



    Project summary:

    This project aims at the conservation of two key species of Pannonian Steppes and, via them, conservation of their habitats, which will give substantial contribution to achieving better conservation status to the remnants of Pannonian Steppers in both countries.

    Habitats of Hungarian Meadow Viper (Vipera ursini rakosiensis) will be again reconnected by removing a barrier on 22 ha made by unfavorable dense vegetation (bush and woods). Therefore, communication within the population and interchanges will be easy and this species will have a better chance for long-term survival in its the most important habitat in Pannonian Lowland.

    Great Bustard (Otis tarda) in Serbia is large bird endangered primarily by terrestrial predators and intruders into its habitats. Therefore, protective fence will be erected around its 115 breeding sites in Great Bustard Pastures Nature Reserve. This fence will sustain safe breeding, and therefore population growth on the only Great Bustard habitat in Serbia.

  • Strategic Call for Proposals
    Kübekháza-Rabe - HUSRB/1601/21/0003

    Project Title: Development of a Road Border Crossing at Kübekháza (HU) - Rabe (SRB) area

    Acronym: Kübekháza-Rabe

    Project ID: HUSRB/1601/21/0003

    Total Project budget:  5,468,716.52 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 4,648,409.04 EUR

    Start Date: 1 October 2016

    End Date: 30 September 2019

    Lead Beneficiary organization: NIF National Infrastructure Development Private Company Limited (NIFLtd.) (NIF Nemzeti Infrastruktúra Fejlesztő Zártkörűen Működő Részvénytársaság)

    Beneficiary 1: Public Enterprise "Roads of Serbia" (Javno preduzeće "Putevi Srbije")

    Beneficiary 2: PE Urban and Spatial Planning Institute of Vojvodina (Javno preduzeće za prostorno i urbanističko planiranje i projektovanje ”Zavod za urbanizam Vojvodine" Novi Sad)

    Contact information:

    NIF National Infrastructure Development Private Company Limited

    Address: Váci út 45; 1134 Budapest, Hungary

    Telephone: +36 461 1100


    Contact person: Róbert Attila Nagy


    Description of the Project:

    This project aims to develop opportunities for opening of a new border crossing between Kübekháza and Rabé (Rábé) settlements which would help the economic, social, and cultural cooperation in the Hungary-Serbia border region.

    The project consists of building of new connecting roads and renewal of the existing ones. New road constructed in Hungary will be 2,309 long and 5.5 m wide, while the length of rehabilitated roads will be 1,365 m in Serbia and 844 m in Hungary. The national road through Kübekháza will be extended to the Romanian border. The Interior Affairs Ministries of the two counters will be responsible for implementation of further project elements (border crossing facilities, buildings). On the Hungarian side, a new border crossing building will be built and it will be used jointly by the two countries.   

    This project aims to contribute to the stimulation of cross-border enterprises and economic relationships, establishment of new business opportunities, and increase the best practice exchange in the domain of culture, tourism and education. Implementation of the project would enable uninterrupted traffic on the public road and alleviate the border station at Horgos-Röszke and Kelebija-Tompa will be alleviated of its excessive burden gradually, with bicycle and pedestrian traffic also becoming easier, contribution to the environment protection will increase, which is a very important EU directive.

  • Second Call for Proposals
    PROTECT - HUSRB/1602/12/0132

    Project Title:  Nature Protection from Invasive Plant Species

    Acronym:  PROTECT

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/12/0132

    Total Project budget:  284,491.00 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA): 241,817.34 EUR

    Start Date: 31 January 2018

    End Date: 29 September 2019

    Lead Beneficiary: Provincial Secretariat for Urban Planning and Environmental Protection (Pokrajinski sekretarijat za urbanizam i zaštitu životne sredine)

    Beneficiary 1:  John von Neumann University (Neumann János Egyetem)

    Contact information:

    Provincial Secretariat for Urban Planning and Environmental Protection (Pokrajinski sekretarijat za urbanizam i zaštitu životne sredine)

    Address: Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 16, 21108, Novi Sad, Serbia

    Contact person: Ms. Tatjana Đurić



    Project summary:

    In the past 20 years, in terms of climate change, the Pannonian plain has been attacked by many invasive alien plant species. The most frequent and most important invasive plant species in the Hungary-Serbia border region is ambrosia. Since it has no natural enemies, it spreads into the nature protected areas, makes pressure on protected plants and its pollen is singled out as the dominant allergen in the border region.

    The project’s main objective is decreasing environmental risks and preventing the negative effects of climate change on the nature-protected areas in the Hungary-Serbia border region by implementing joint actions in monitoring and mapping invasive species and suppressing ambrosia to reduce the spread of invasive species and provide better conservation status, safer environment for the inhabitants and economy. The project areas will include four protected areas in the border region: Selevenjske pustare, Subotička Peščara, the Ludaš Lake and Palić on the territory of Subotica and Kanjiža in Serbia and Kiskunság National Park near Kecskemét, in Hungary.

    The expected outcomes of the project are:

    1. Monitoring system established as a base for analyzing distribution of invasive plant species, seed bank in the soil in the project areas, monitoring pollen concentration and its interaction with air pollution in border region;
    2. Ambrosia treated and suppressed by different kinds of treatments in project areas in CBR;
    3. Raised awareness of relevant stakeholders and institutions regarding invasive plant species;
    4. Establishment of ECO knowledge and experience network.

    The project contributes to the Programme’s overall aim and the specific objective of the Priority Axis 1: Improving cross-border water management and risk prevention systems since the project gathers institutions cooperating on the issue of invasive species, among which is ambrosia. Its eradication and monitoring of invasive species provides for Environmental sustainability and safety in the border region.

  • Second Call for Proposals
    SO-BAJA2 - HUSRB/1602/21/0061

    Project Title: Improving cross border road between Baja and Sombor part II

    Acronym: SO-BAJA2

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/21/0061

    Total Project budget:  3,122,670.00 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA):  2,654,269.50 EUR

    Start Date:  1 September 2017

    End Date:  31 August 2019

    Lead Beneficiary: Public Enterprise "Roads of Serbia" (Javno preduzeće "Putevi Srbije")

    Beneficiary 1: City of Sombor (Grad Sombor)

    Beneficiary 2: NIF National Infrastructure Development Private Company Limited (NIF Ltd.) (NIF Nemzeti Infrastruktúra Fejlesztő Zártkörűen Működő Részvénytársaság)

    Contact information:

    Public Enterprise "Roads of Serbia"

    Address: 21000 Novi Sad, Jovana Ilića 24, Republic of Serbia

    Contact person:  Zoran Drobnjak


    Telephone:  +381 11 304 0701


    Project Summary:

    The city of Sombor, situated in the North-West part of the Republic of Serbia, and the city of Baja, situated approximately 30 km from the southern Hungarian border with Serbia, have been twin cities since 1960. In accordance with high level of cooperation that exists between them there is a significant guideline for improvement of the cross-border development and improvement of traffic infrastructure, including the border crossing Bački Breg – Hercegszanto.

    Prequalification and upgrading of this border crossing point in terms of both passenger and freight traffic and improvement of its connection roads will make the border region better connected to the Port of Baja, Danube cargo port, as well as to the Hungarian M6 motorway, which is further connected with a branch of the fifth Pan-European corridor and Pan-European corridor VII.

    The Project intends to provide better accessibility and faster and safer transport of both passengers and goods in the West Bačka District as well as throughout the whole Bács-Kiskun County. This road connects the two countries from the community point of view, as well. Development of infrastructure would contribute to reduction of the differences between the developed and the underdeveloped regions and settlements when it comes to the general quality of living, economic conditions, education, culture, healthcare and social welfare.

    The importance of this project for border region is confirmed through initiation of the procedure for amending the Hungarian government decree of the development infrastructure in the border area. In the new legal framework the road project Baja-Sombor will be on the priority list of infrastructure roads between the two countries.

    Furthermore, the border crossing points at Horgos-Röszke and Kelebija-Tompa, known for being bottleneck points during  the winter and summer holidays, will be relieved of heavy traffic, as freight traffic will be made possible through the implementation of the project at Bački Breg - Hercegszanto border crossing.

  • Strategic Call for Proposals
    WASIDCA - HUSRB/1601/11/0004

    Project Title: Water supply and water-infrastructure development in the boundary catchment areas

    Acronym: WASIDCA

    Project ID: HUSRB/1601/11/0004

    Amount of allocated funding: 6,980,607.96 EUR

    EU contribution: 5,933,516.76 EUR

    Start Date: 1 June 2017

    End Date: 31 May 2020

    Lead Beneficiary: Lower-Tisza-District Water Directorate (Alsó-Tisza vidéki Vízügyi Igazgatóság)

    Beneficiary 1: Municipality of Kanjiža (Skupština opštine Kanjiža)

    Beneficiary 2: Provincial Secretariat for Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry (Pokrajinski sekretarijat za poljoprivredu, vodoprivredu i šumarstvo)

    Contact information:

    Alsó-Tisza vidéki Vízügyi Igazgatóság

    Address: 4. Stefánia, 6720 Szeged, Hungary

    Telephone: +36 6 259 9599/21071


    Contact person: Frank Szabolcs


    Description of the Project:

    The global climate change causes increase of the frequent periods of water shortages and water abundant periods which are affecting both side of the Hungary-Serbia border, and flood hazards have emerged many times in the cross-border region resulting from its geographical position. At the same time, available drinking water significantly decreased.

    The project aims at improving the region's water management, increasing safety and protection of people living in the border region, contributing to ecological water management, having higher quantity and quality water, and thus improving the socio-economic situation of the municipality and the border region.

    The project includes several elements aimed at resolving these issues.

    Between the 18+800 - 19+331 km cross-sections parallel with the Domaszéki main canal, a 531 meters long DN 900 HOBAS pressure pipe will be built. In the 19+331 km cross-section a stilling basin and shutter weir will be built.

    Water will be delivered from the pressure pipe will be accomplished between 19+331- 20+580 km sections of Domaszéki main canal, and the works will involve sediment dredging along 1,249 meter length of the canal and reduction of the canal bottom by 50 cm.

    A new regulation structure will be built in 20+445 km cross-section of Domaszéki main canal. Between the 20+580 – 23+996 km cross-sections of the Domaszéki main canal will be rebuilt to dual-purpose channel. The works will involve: dredging, construction of the canal levee, and reconstruction of water retention works. Within this section a new pumping station will be built (Ivánszéki pump station 20+580 km). Additionally, the project will develop a monitoring system aimed at preventing droughts and water shortages which will measure hydrological conditions in the area.

    In terms of waste management, the project intends to increase capacities of a waste management plant by reconstruction, repurposing and construction of new facilities and purchase of new, efficient pieces of equipment. Thus, the population will have high-quality water.

    In terms of flood prevention and protection against it, the water management authorities from both sides of the border will share professional techniques and supplies. On the Serbian side, a new protection technique and relevant training will be implemented among professionals and volunteers from both countries. The aim of this initiative is improvement of technical and personnel resources for flood prevention on both sides of the border through joint actions and procurement of the tube barrier for flood protection – a quick, lightweight and highly effective alternative which is easily transferable between the two countries, if needed.

  • Second Call for Proposals
    SWeM-PaL – HUSRB/1602/12/0014

    Project Title:  Sustainable wetland management of the transboundary Palic-Ludas catchment area

    Acronym:  SWeM-PaL

    Project ID: HUSRB/1602/12/0014

    Total Project budget:  448,189.81 EUR

    EU contribution (IPA):  380,961.32 EUR

    Start Date:  1 October 2017

    End Date:  30 September 2019

    Lead Beneficiary:  University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Civil Engineering Subotica

    Beneficiary 1:  National University of Public Service (Nemzeti Közszolgálati Egyetem)

    Beneficiary 2: University of Szeged (Szegedi Tudományegyetem)

    Beneficiary 3:  Public enterprise Palic-Ludas (Javno preduzeće Palić-Ludaš)

    Beneficiary 4: Kiskunság Bird Protection Society (Kiskunsági Madárvédelmi Egyesület)

    Contact information:

    University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Civil Engineering Subotica

    Address: Kozaračka 2a, 2400 Subotica, Serbia                        

    Contact person: Dr. Mirjana Horvat



    Project summary:

    The aim of the project is to develop a sustainable water resources management policy for the transboundary Palić-Ludaš catchment relying on a hydro-ecologically sound monitoring system, in accordance with the Water Framework Directive of the EU and the requirements of the Natura2000/Ramsar objectives.

    The evolution of this monitoring system would enable future decision makers to gain a more thorough understanding of the considered catchment, therefore allowing a more competent management of the catchment.

    The proposed monitoring system will try to transfer the good practice concerning the existing monitoring system on Lake Kolon in Hungary.

    In order to propose the appropriate water resources management policy for the transboundary Palić-Ludaš catchment two sets of multidisciplinary field measurement campaigns will be conducted for both the Palić-Ludaš catchment and Lake Kolon. Additionally, since the Palić-Ludaš catchment is located both in Hungary and Serbia, the project will assess the function of the regional drainage canal system as an ecological corridor.