Interreg Hungary-Slovakia Programme

  • Programme Thematic Objectives

    • A greener, low-carbon Europe

        RSO 2.6 Circular economy

        • Resource and waste management
          The initiatives contribute to the economic transformation of the programme area that respects resource constraints and planetary boundaries and increase the competitiveness of the local economy with lower environmental impacts.
          The selected actions under this objective may aim at:
          - A more efficient production
          - A sustainable waste management and waste prevention

        • Short supply chains
          The selected initiatives will contribute to the creation of short supply chains involving food producers, processors and consumers in close geographical and social relations committed to cooperate for local economic development. They will contribute to broaden opportunities and the knowledge related to short supply chains with a special view to the contemporary requirements for nutrition, nutrition awareness and state-of-the-art food production.

        RSO 2.7 Biodiversity and green infrastructure

        • Protection and preservation of the natural capital
          The selected initiatives will contribute to the protection and preservation of the natural capital that creates the basic conditions for human existence. These conditions include fertile soil, multi-functional forests and productive land. The projects must contribute to nature conservation and preservation, improvement of the quality of forests and soil, increasing of the biodiversity on the programme area and the development of green infrastructure.
          The selected initiative under this objective may aim at:
          - Nature conservation and preservation
          - Conservation and preservation of the biodiversity
          - Maintain, reconnect and enhance green infrastructure

        • Joint risk management
          The action contributes to increase the cross-border risk-management capacity in the border region and to improve the coordination and reaction capabilities of organisations involved into risk management.
          The selected initiative under this objective may tackle:
          - Flood risk and water management
          - Disaster risk management

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

        RSO 4.1 Enhancing the effectiveness and inclusiveness of labour markets and access to quality employment through developing social infrastructure and promoting social economy

        • Social innovations for disadvantaged and vulnerable groups
          The proposed actions under this objective should contribute to the fulfilment of social needs that are not met or that are met insufficiently, in respect of combating poverty and social exclusion and promoting a high level of quality and sustainable employment, guaranteeing adequate and poverty-preventing social protection. The initiatives will supports the development or adaption of social innovations which can be products, services or models addressing unmet social needs more effectively.

        RSO 4.2 Improving equal access education, training and lifelong

        • Inclusive and quality education
          The proposed action should contribute to investing in education in order to ensure the citizens’ right to quality and inclusive education, training and lifelong learning that develops their key competences and basic skills. The Programme will support actions that aim at eliminating the negative effects of the disruption to the provision of education, training and mobility opportunities for learners, teachers and educators caused by measures taken to tackle the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

        RSO 4.5 Ensuring equal access to health care and fostering resilience of health systems

        • Family and community-based health care services
          The proposed initiatives should improve solidarity between generations in an ageing society creating conditions which enable older people to take better charge of their own lives and to contribute to economy and society, and to live in dignity as full members of society. Large segregated residential institutions cannot ensure person-centred services and appropriate support needed to bring about full inclusion for people with disabilities, mental health problems and older people. The selected initiatives should aim at eliminating the physical separation of these citizens from communities and families and enable them to participate fully in their community and wider society by the development of family and community-based health care services

        • Cross-border development of healthcare institutions
          The proposed initiatives should facilitate border crossing, encourage the mobility of patients and health professionals and develop access to high-quality health care services in the cross-border area.

        RSO 4.6 Enhancing the role of culture and sustainable tourism

        • Preservation of local heritage
          Under the influence of processes such as globalisation, modernisation and urbanisation rural municipalities see their authenticity, the identity, the traditions of places becoming undermined making them less capable to work on the preservation of their local identity. The proposed initiatives should enable rural and small urban areas to sustain and strengthen their local identities. This is mainly carried out in the form of activities concerning place making activities; thereby strongly linking local identity to place identity. The selected initiatives will contribute to the improvement of the life-quality and preservation of local values and traditions.

        • Complex development of tourism destinations
          The proposed initiatives are expected to enhance the overall sustainability (i.e. environmental, economic, social) and competitiveness of the regions’ tourism, by providing integrated, interlinked and harmonised touristic offers (e.g., thematic routes, tourist packages etc.). The selected initiatives under this objective will primarily aim at supporting eco-, green-, thematic- and MICE (Meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions) tourism which involves visiting natural areas that minimise the environmental impact, sustains the well-being of the local people. The complex tourism experience with supplementary services and easy-to-access digitalised information is expected to contribute to the extension of stay in the region. Moreover, with an integrated approach via Territorial Action Plans built on cooperation among already existing individual developments can support the overall sustainability of recent years’ touristic projects.

    • A better cooperation governance

        RSO 6.2 Enhance efficient public administration

        • Eliminating border obstacles
          Stronger integration of the Slovak-Hungarian borderland and the intensification of cross-border interactions (mobility) necessitate the systematic monitoring, analysis and elimination of legal and administrative barriers. Interreg explicitly favours interventions targeting border obstacles via which the Programme is expected to remarkably improve the implementation conditions of cross-border projects.

        RSO 6.3 Build up mutual trust

        • Small project fund
          The proposed initiatives are expected to contribute to the strengthening of cross-border cooperation by people-to-people actions via Small Project Fund. The overall objective of the Small Project Fund (SPF) is to strengthen social cohesion across the borders by supporting local level cooperation and to establish and improve long-term collaboration between actors on both sides of the border through the support of local/regional projects.
          The selected initiatives are expected to create new cross border partnerships and build mutual trust on the level of municipalities, public institutions and citizens as well.

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