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

  • 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: 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: Ms Eszter Anna Csókási

    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

    Amount of allocated funding: 3,585,017.40 EUR

    EU contribution: 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

    Amount of allocated funding: 8,699,537.91 EUR

    EU contribution: 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.