Interreg Slovakia – Hungary

17th December 2019

Last open call closed on 17th December 2019

Call for Proposals - SKHU/1902
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Success stories in the Slovak-Hungarian border region since 1999 – A flipbook celebrating 30 years of Interreg

The Interreg V-A Slovakia-Hungary Cooperation Programme document describes all relevant information regarding the programme to be implemented between Slovakia and Hungary. It contains the detailed description of the chosen Priority axes and the related implementation methods. The document also includes the setup of the management structures and all other major issues that are needed as a base for the future achievements of the goals.

Read more about the Interreg V-A Slovakia-Hungary Cooperation Programme (SFC versionJS edition).


The entire Programme strategy is built around the concept of a sustainable development, some objectives, priorities and individual interventions are directly focused on the promotion of technology development and infrastructural developments for the low carbon economy, resource efficient and environmental friendly developments. Requirements of sustainable developmentare reflected not just in planning specific objectives, but also they are integrated to the Programme as horizontal principles, which ensure to shift the Programme area towards the quality prevention of environmental resources. The clear contribution to sustainable development will be an eligibility criterion in the selection procedure for all actions. The principle of equal opportunities is also reflected in the design of the indicators for monitoring and evaluation, and in the eligibility and project selection criteria to be applied under various measures.

On the base of the guidelines directed by the European Commission the Interreg V-A Slovakia-Hungary will contribute to the delivery of the European Union EU2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, and will contribute to the achievement of economic, social and territorial cohesion.


Priority axis 1: Nature & CultureThe aim of the priority is to increase the attractiveness of the border area by conserving, protecting, promoting and developing natural and cultural heritage.Types of actions to be supported under the priority:

  • Supporting the cooperation and development of cultural heritage sites;
  • Maintaining and promoting natural heritage in the programme area;
  • Design cross border action plans, set up models and test pilot actions to better capitalize the regions cultural and natural heritage and to combine tourism with the promotion and protection of the regions natural and cultural heritage by performing creative and artistic actions;
  • Design and construction of local access roads linked to sites of cultural and natural heritage, preparation and construction of cross-border road infrastructure;
  •  Joint development of environmentally friendly tourism products and offers and development of cross border infrastructure for eco-tourism;
  •  In case of activities related to road constructions passive noise reduction solutions.

The available total budget for this action is: 67 558 119 EUR

Priority axis 2: Enhancing cross-border mobility

The priority concentrates on   increasing the density between border crossing points along the Slovak-Hungarian border by connecting secondary and tertiary nodes to TEN-T infrastructure, including multimodal nodes and to improving cross-border public transport/logistic services by developing and improving environment-friendly and low-carbon transport systems in order to promote sustainable regional and local mobility.

Types of actions to be supported:

  • Preparation of investments: elaboration of studies, analyses, feasibility studies, technical plans, purchase of permissions;
  • Construction of cross-border roads, bridges and ferries and infrastructure, including passive noise reduction solutions with clear and direct link to the TEN-T network.
  • Preparation of investments: elaboration of studies, analyses, concepts; elaboration of recommendations concerning legal-administrative bottlenecks hampering cross-border mobility;
  •  Development of cross-border intelligent transport systems (ITS), passenger information systems, on-line schedules, e-ticketing, mobile apps, common tariff systems;
  • Development and integration of cross-border public transport services, establishing transport associations;

The available total budget for this action is: 22 477 769 EUR

Priority axis 3: Promoting sustainable and quality employment

The priority focuses on decreasing employment inequalities among the regions in order to improve the level of employment within the programming region by integrating cross-border labour markets, including cross-border mobility, joint local employment initiatives, information and advisory services and joint training.

Types of actions to be supported under the priority:

  • Targeted actions strengthening employment by the development of products and services based on local potential;
  • Initiatives and services aimed at improving cross-border labour mobility;
  • Infrastructural investments contributing to modernization, structural transformation and sustainable development of specific areas and resulting in measurable improvement in terms of labour mobility;
  • Launching and implementation of joint integrated cross-border employment initiatives;
  • Establishment of business services promoting employment and the creation of infrastructural conditions;
  • Joint education and training programmes;
  • Setting up and operation of a supportive management function for the term of the implementation of the action plan, for fulfilling the tasks of the common management, coordination of the projects, outreach the disadvantaged groups, preparation and update of the action plans, elaboration of reports and perform communication activities.

The available total budget for this action is: 34 608 080 EUR

Priority axis 4: Enhancing cross-border cooperation of public authorities and people living in the border area

The priority concentrates on improving the level of cross border inter-institutional cooperation and broadening cross border cooperation between citizens by promoting legal and administrative cooperation and cooperation between citizens and institutions.

Types of actions to be supported under the priority:

  • Strengthening and improving the cooperation capacity and the cooperation efficiency between different organisations of particular sectors through common professional programmes, trainings, exchange of experiences, capitalisation and know-how transfer;
  • Support of activities focusing on the improvement of cross-border services provided jointly, development of small infrastructure necessary for joint service provision;
  • Launching and strengthening sustainable cross-border cooperation between citizens from both sides of the border and to strengthen social cohesion of the programming area resulting in improved cross-border services.

The available total budget for this action is: 21 816 480 EUR


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