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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
    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: 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

    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.

  • Strategic 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.