Programme Thematic Objectives
In summary, the actions include:
1. Minimizing climate change's cross-border impacts, including natural disasters.
2. Improving cross-border crisis management through cooperation, training, and standardized equipment.
3. Conducting research, pilots, and strategies to mitigate climate change's effects, particularly natural disasters.
4. Educating and promoting awareness among residents about climate adaptation and mitigation.
These actions aim to reduce severe weather impacts, enhance resilience, and align with sustainable development goals.
RSO 2.4 Promoting climate change adaptation and disaster risk prevention and resilience, taking into account eco-system based approaches
The aim her is to protect nature and promote biodiversity through:
1. Preservation and Enhancement: Safeguard valuable ecosystems and improve their condition.
2. Fight Invasive Species: Take action to prevent the spread of harmful invaders.
3. Conservation Strategies: Develop plans to establish protected areas and maintain ecological corridors.
4. Raise Awareness: Engage in educational activities to increase public understanding of biodiversity.
Together, we can preserve our natural heritage, boost biodiversity, and achieve sustainable development goals.
RSO 2.7 Biodiversity and green infrastructure
Sample Action Types:
1. Enhancing cross-border roads for sustainable transportation.
2. Improving access to cross-border tourist attractions using eco-friendly transport.
These actions address challenges faced by Borderland residents due to underdeveloped roads and limited tourist access to OW attractions. Well-maintained roads will stimulate tourism and support sustainable travel. Projects will upgrade roads, expand public transport options, and create eco-friendly infrastructure. Emphasis will be placed on environmental considerations and ensuring safe and efficient travel. These actions align with the goals of the European Green Deal and contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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
Sample Action Types:
1. Develop competitive cross-border tourism products for economic growth and social inclusion.
2. Preserve and promote cross-border cultural and natural heritage.
3. Create tourism information systems to showcase the OW as an attractive destination.
4. Build skills in sustainable tourism and digital competencies.
The Borderland relies on tourism and culture. We'll enhance the region's appeal through innovative tourism offerings, preserve its heritage, and promote it as a desirable destination. We'll invest in skills development and support small-scale projects to strengthen communities and leverage cultural assets.
RSO 4.6 Enhancing the role of culture and sustainable tourism
Sample Action Types:
1. Strengthening public institutions for better service delivery.
2. Enhancing collaboration among Borderland institutions.
3. Developing cross-border strategies and plans.
These actions improve public institutions, promote collaboration, and address common challenges. The Programme supports joint initiatives for refugees and fosters trust-building measures. Projects empower communities and encourage business cooperation. Administrative barriers are minimized for cross-border collaboration. The actions align with sustainable development goals, promoting inclusive societies, well-being, economic growth, and reduced inequalities. The Programme ensures minimal environmental impact.
RSO 6.4 Enhance institutional capacity of public authorities and stakeholders to implement macro-regional strategies and sea-basin strategies, as well as other territorial strategies
RSO 6.3 Build up mutual trust
Borderland Action Types:
1. Build cross-border partnerships.
2. Improve quality of life in the Borderland.
3. Foster cross-border integration and identity.
4. Share best practices for a greener future.
5. Promote eco-friendly behaviours.
Let's work together to strengthen our communities, protect the environment, and enhance life in the Borderland.
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Get to know the programme!
The Interreg VA Poland-Slovakia 2014-2020 programme focuses on three priority areas:
- Protecting and developing the natural and cultural heritage of the border area.
- Promoting sustainable cross-border transport.
- Supporting cross-border education and lifelong learning.
The programme has allocated funds from the European Regional Development Fund to these areas as follows:
– Heritage preservation and promotion: 99% of funds contracted.
– Sustainable transport: 91% of funds contracted.
– Education and lifelong learning: 88% of funds contracted.
The programme budget amounts to EUR 178.6 million, with the largest portion dedicated to environmental resources and cultural heritage (approximately EUR 101 million). Road infrastructure development receives nearly EUR 60 million to improve communication and connections between Poland and Slovakia. Education initiatives aimed at adapting vocational training to the cross-border labour market receive EUR 8.3 million.
The programme benefits various entities, including government and local administration bodies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, European territorial cooperation groups, churches, religious associations, and scientific units.
The Managing Authority, located within the Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy, oversees programme management and implementation. The National Institution, represented by the Ministry of Investment, Regional Development and Informatisation of the Slovak Republic, ensures national co-financing and eligibility confirmation. The Audit Authority, the General Inspector of Fiscal Control in the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Poland, conducts audits of EU fund spending.
Controllers appointed by Member States verify project expenditures and compliance with programme rules. In Poland, controllers include the Voivode of Małopolska, Podkarpackie, and Silesia. In Slovakia, the Department of Cross-border Cooperation Programmes performs the controller function.
The Monitoring Committee approves programme documents, selects projects for co-financing, and monitors programme progress. The Joint Technical Secretariat assists the Managing Authority and provides support to beneficiaries. Regional Contact Points in the Marshal’s Offices and Higher Territorial Units inform and consult with potential applicants. Euroregions and Higher Territorial Units implement microprojects under Umbrella Projects.
For more information, contact the relevant institutions listed on the programme’s website.
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Employees of the Joint Technical Secretariat are available by telephone during the scheduled hours, i.e. 10:00-13:00.
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Marshal Office of the Silesian Voivodeship
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Regional Contact Point in Bielsko-Biała
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Regional Contact Point in Katowice
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