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Interreg Austria – Hungary

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  • Programme Thematic Objectives

    • A greener, low-carbon Europe

        RSO 2.4 Promoting climate change adaptation and disaster risk prevention and resilience, taking into account eco-system based approaches

        • Tackling climate change:
          • Use climate research practically in areas like nature, farming, and business.
          • Plan for natural disasters and climate effects.
          • Find affordable strategies to make communities climate-resilient.
          • Help businesses become eco-friendly.

          1. Share Research
          • Exchange climate knowledge.
          • Monitor risks and build networks.
          2. Joint Strategies
          • Create cross-border plans.
          • Manage risks and set up early warnings.
          3. Practical Steps
          • Plant trees, create shade.
          • Develop eco-friendly products.
          4. Raise Awareness
          • Educate the public.
          •Hold health and emergency seminars.

          In essence, collaborate, plan, act, and educate to combat climate change.

        RSO 2.5 Promoting access to water and sustainable water management

        • Protecting and managing water resources by:
          • Keeping an eye on water bodies impacted by human activities and climate change.
          • Collaborating to monitor and safeguard against floods.
          • Educating decision-makers and the public on sustainable water management.

          1. Collect Data & Share Knowledge
          • Aim: Improve how we manage water across borders.
          • Actions: Monitor rivers, study water impact, share knowledge on water-saving methods, and use technology for better water management.
          2. Develop Strategies
          • Aim: Create plans for sustainable water management.
          • Actions: Make strategies for managing water resources, improving water quality, and setting up flood warnings.
          3. Take Action
          • Aim: Put measures in place to protect water bodies.
          • Actions: Set up river monitoring systems, flood warnings, improve water health, and educate the public.

          In short, we need to monitor, plan, and act to manage water resources sustainably.

        RSO 2.7 Biodiversity and green infrastructure

        • Protecting nature and reducing pollution by:
          • Understanding the local environment and coming up with smart ways to protect it, especially focusing on keeping wildlife thriving and connecting green areas.
          • Making sure different sectors like farming, tourism, and education work together to look after nature and cut down on pollution.
          • Spreading knowledge and creating awareness about the importance of nature and cutting down on pollution.

          1. Gather Data & Share Ideas
          • Aim: Get to know our environment better and work together for its protection.
          • Actions: Work together to monitor wildlife, get locals involved in science projects (like bird watching), share green tech ideas, and host workshops and trips.
          2. Make Plans
          • Aim: Create plans that will help nature and wildlife flourish.
          • Actions: Develop strategies for conserving special places and managing parks, and create awareness campaigns about the importance of biodiversity.
          3. Get to Work
          • Aim: Take real steps to protect nature and cut pollution.
          • Actions: Create or fix habitats like meadows and ponds, explore business ideas that benefit the environment, try out green tech, and include sustainability in education.
          4. Spread the Word
          • Aim: Help everyone understand why we need to protect nature and reduce pollution.
          • Actions: Educate through tours, events, exhibits, and social media about how amazing nature is and why we need to take care of it.

          In short, we need to learn, plan, act, and educate to take care of our natural world and reduce pollution.

    • A more connected Europe – mobility and regional ICT connectivity

        RSO 3.2 Developing and enhancing sustainable, climate resilient, intelligent and intermodal national, regional and local mobility, including improved access to TEN-T and cross-border mobility

        • Making travel easier and greener in the programme area

          •Coordinating transport options like buses and trains.
          •Creating more cycle paths and walkways.
          •Educating locals on green travel choices.

          1. Gather Info
          • Aim: Learn about travel habits.
          • Actions: Collect traffic data and share knowledge.
          2. Make Plans
          • Aim: Connect eco-friendly transport.
          • Actions: Develop strategies and explore smart traffic management.
          3. Take Action
          • Aim: Build greener transport options.
          • Actions: Create bike paths, public transport systems, and ride-sharing.
          4. Spread the Word
          • Aim: Get locals on board.
          • Actions: Hold events to promote greener travel.

          In a nutshell, we need to learn, plan, act, and educate to improve cross-border transport, making it greener and more connected.

    • A more social Europe implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights

        RSO 4.2 Improving equal access education, training and lifelong

        • Boost learning and job skills in the community:

          •Helping people understand and appreciate different cultures.
          •Making job training better, focusing on helping young and marginalised people.

          1. Study & Plan
          • Aim: Know what people need in education and jobs.
          • Actions: Collect data on skills and training; Understand needs of young and marginalised groups; Create plans for education and training.
          2. Go Digital
          • Aim: Use technology to make education better.
          • Actions: Create online platforms for learning; Develop innovative digital teaching methods; Help local businesses adapt to new tech and environmental needs.
          3. Teach the Essentials
          • Aim: Offer classes to improve language and cultural understanding.
          • Actions: Run courses to boost language and cultural skills; Provide training for modern job skills; Host events like summer camps for cultural exchange.

          In simple terms, the actions are about studying what’s needed, using technology for education, and teaching essential skills to create a thriving, understanding community.

        RSO 4.6 Enhancing the role of culture and sustainable tourism

        • Enhancing the region’s natural and cultural assets to boost tourism:

          • Collaborate to protect and promote nature and culture.
          • Offer unique, year-round tourism activities based on local heritage.
          • Keep tourism eco-friendly and innovative.
          • Help tourism recover from COVID-19, and make it adaptable.
          • Utilise digital technology in culture and tourism.

          1. Gather & Share Knowledge
          • Aim: Understand local tourism and culture.
          • Actions: Collect data; Track cultural heritage; Discuss culture’s role.
          2. Strategise
          • Aim: Plan future cultural and tourism projects.
          • Actions: Align services; Develop marketing; Plan for sustainability.
          3. Implement
          • Aim: Develop sites sustainably.
          • Actions: Create tourist routes; Build a brand; Use digital tools.
          4. Train
          • Aim: Educate tourism professionals.
          • Actions: Offer training in development, digital tools, and sustainability.

          In a nutshell, training the people in the tourism sector to enrich the area’s natural and cultural heritage.

    • A better cooperation governance

        RSO 6.2 Enhance efficient public administration

        • Making life better for people in the border region by being prepared and adaptable to challenges.

          Key themes include:
          • Population Changes: Understanding how changes in population affect society and the economy, including gender equality.
          • Helping Small Businesses: Supporting and innovating small businesses.
          • Job Integration: Making it easier for people to work across borders.
          • Better Healthcare: Ensuring access to healthcare and emergency services.
          • Collaborative Development: Jointly working on the region’s growth.
          • Eco-friendly Practices: Using resources wisely.
          • Embracing Technology: Utilising technology to transform the region.
          • Crisis Management: Handling emergencies like COVID-19.

          1. Share Information: Exchange data and information to understand and solve border issues.
          2. Plan Together: Develop joint strategies for social and economic cooperation.
          3. Work Together: Create solutions to reduce barriers across the border.
          4. Educate and Connect: Build skills and awareness for better cooperation.

          This is all about teamwork across borders to improve living standards, business, and society while being sustainable and prepared for challenges.

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29th September 2023

Last open call closed on 29th September 2023

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The Interreg Programme VI-A Austria-Hungary 2021-2027 has a budget of 46 million euros, 80% of which is funded by the EU. The programme aims to improve life across the Austria-Hungary border.

Here’s what it focuses on:

1. Green & Tough Border Region: Building a region that’s environmentally friendly and can withstand challenges.

– Connect climate science with real-life solutions.
– Get ready for and manage natural hazards.
– Find green solutions for cities and small businesses.

2. Sustainable Water Management: Managing water sources smartly.

– Protect rivers from pollution and overuse.
– Keep an eye on flooding and share information.
– Educate everyone on smart water use.

3. Nature Conservation: Looking after the environment and reducing pollution.

– Learn about and protect local wildlife.
– Work together across industries to protect nature.
– Educate people on the importance of a healthy environment.

4. Better Transport: Creating sustainable and smart travel options.

– Develop cross-border travel services that are safe and green.
– Make it easier to use different types of transport.
– Raise awareness on smart travel choices.

5. Quality Education for All: Making education accessible and inclusive.

– Coordinate learning activities to build trust and understanding.
– Harmonise vocational training and tackle the skills gap.

6. Culture & Tourism for Growth: Using culture and tourism for social and economic growth.

– Develop a joint approach to valuing natural and cultural heritage.
– Focus on sustainable tourism.
– Innovate in the tourism sector.
– Support the cultural and hospitality sectors through challenges like COVID-19.
– Enhance digital processes in culture and tourism.

7. Working Together Across Borders: Making border regions work better by improving how governments, citizens and organisations cooperate.

– Monitor and share data.
– Develop joint strategies.
– Implement solutions for better governance.
– Develop skills and raise awareness for better cooperation.

In all these areas, taking care of the environment is central to ensure sustainable development.

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