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  • Programme Thematic Objectives

    • A smarter Europe – innovative and smart economic transformation

        RSO 1.1 Developing and enhancing research and innovation capacities and the uptake of advanced technologies

        • The Programme aims to improve this by promoting collaboration, technology transfer and capitalising on past experiences.
          There is a need to promote a cross-border ecosystem for R&D and innovation.

        • Exemplary actions include supporting joint pilot projects, developing partnerships through the quadruple helix, promoting technology transfer and building partnerships among clusters and other actors.

        • The aim is to improve the competitiveness of businesses in the area and their positioning in global value chains, particularly in eco-innovation.

    • 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

        • The Programme aims to tackle the effects of climate change and improve risk prevention and management.

        • The action identified is to foster resilience and mitigate risks related to natural disasters.

        • Exemplary actions include using joint tools to improve quality of life, strengthening cross-border cooperation for risk management, investing in early warning and risk monitoring systems, promoting awareness of climate change risks, and designing rescue protocols.

        • The aim is to improve the quality of life in the cross-border space and build integrated risk management systems.

        RSO 2.6 Circular economy

        • The Programme will help create shared ways to train people and make the economy more sustainable. It will also find ways to manage waste better and create new technologies that use resources more efficiently.

        • The main action to achieve this is to create shared models for the circular economy, with examples including:
          • Finding new and sustainable ways to make products, using past successful methods
          • Sharing ideas for using resources better and promoting eco-friendly innovations
          • Using digital technology to make economic activities like delivery and transport more efficient and sustainable
          • Creating new supply chains for sustainable food production using technology and artificial intelligence
          • Developing new technologies to recycle waste and reduce carbon emissions
          • Supporting projects that protect biodiversity and manage water resources better.

        RSO 2.7 Biodiversity and green infrastructure

        • The Programme aims to protect nature and promote sustainable tourism by finding shared ways to manage protected areas, reduce pollution, and develop green infrastructure.

        • The main action is to conserve and promote the natural capital of the cross-border area, with examples including:
          • Creating green urban spaces and protecting ecosystems
          • Developing sustainable agriculture and protecting coastal and marine biodiversity
          • Promoting protected areas and reducing the presence of invasive species
          • Restoring natural areas and managing visitors to reduce impact on the environment
          • Planning for sustainable land use and preserving soil as a resource
          • Implementing the strategic project POSEIDONE to promote green sea infrastructure and a new environment.

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

        RSO 4.6 Enhancing the role of culture and sustainable tourism

        • The Programme aims to use digitalisation to make natural and cultural heritage more accessible to disadvantaged groups and create sustainable tourism options. It also seeks to encourage ethical tourism practices and involve local communities in planning and benefiting from tourism.

        • The action identified is "Preservation, maintenance and promotion of the cultural heritage, implementation of sustainable and innovative practices in tourism, support to education and training to foster employability and social inclusion." The exemplary actions include developing integrated tourism products, preserving cultural heritage, strengthening education and training, promoting linguistic minorities, and implementing strategic projects.

    • A better cooperation governance

        RSO 6.2 Enhance efficient public administration

        • The Programme aims to improve services for citizens in the area, especially in remote and disadvantaged areas, by promoting cooperation and investing in public services such as telemedicine and e-services.

        • The action identified is to increase governance capacity to optimize these services, including exchanging data and experiences and improving institutional multilevel governance. Other efforts include improving multimodal accessibility and increasing cross-border public transport services.

        RSO 6.3 Build up mutual trust

        • The Programme will focus on improving the lives of people by encouraging participation and involvement of local groups, such as NGOs, schools, and cultural associations, to work together on common interests and overcome obstacles.

        • The action identified to achieve this is "Supporting small-scale projects through people-to-people cross-border initiatives", which includes promoting local cultural elements, exchanging experiences and networking, and creating education and training opportunities for national minorities. Other actions include digitalizing the cultural heritage and improving access to public services for disadvantaged groups.

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15th March 2019

Last open call closed on 15th March 2019

Targeted call for standard project proposals No 07/2019
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With a financial allocation of more than 88.6 million euros, the Interreg Italy-Slovenia Programme implements its strategy on the basis of three Policy Objectives (POs) concerning

  1. a more competitive, innovative and smarter Europe (Policy Objective PO1),
  2. a greener, low-carbon transitioning towards a net zero carbon economy, a resilient Europe (Policy Objective PO2) and
  3. a more social and inclusive Europe (Policy Objective PO4), as well as
  4. for an efficient public administration (Interreg Specific Objective ISO1).

The Programme covers the seven-year European 2021-2027 programming period and develops with a view to continuity and capitalization of the previous results, achieved during the 2014-2020 programming period, which financed 63 projects in the sectors of competitiveness, research and innovation, protection and enhancement of cultural and natural resources and cross-border services.

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