Strategic Call for Proposals: Interreg–IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Hungary–Serbia

Deadline: 26 August 2016

The Hungary-Serbia IPA Cross-border Co-operation Programme, approved by the European Commission, is a programme in which the participating countries, Hungary and Serbia, have established their Programme management as “shared management system”.

Cross-border co-operation between Hungary and Serbia works within the framework of the Hungary-Serbia Pilot Small Projects Fund (PSPF) under the Hungarian National Phare Programme, aimed at supporting people-to-people actions and at facilitating institution building projects of non-profit organisations along the Hungarian-Serbian border, as well as preparing potential applicants for future INTERREG funding opportunities.

Programme Objectives

In order to achieve the overall strategic goal, five specific objectives are defined:

  • Reducing isolation of border areas by improving cross-border accessibility
  • Environmental sustainability and safety in the border zone
  • Synergies and co-operation in the economy
  • Managing common cultural heritage to promote cultural values, traditions and to develop tourism
  • Intense cultural, educational and research interaction

Priority Areas

The following priorities, intervention areas and activities have been identified to contribute to the achievement of the above objectives:

Financial Framework

  • The indicative Community funding (IPA) for the Programme amounts to EUR 50.1 million. The IPA allocation approved for the period 2007-2011 is EUR 33.969.179.
  • IPA funding for both Hungarian and Serbian partners may reach up to 85% of the eligible project costs.

Eligibility Criteria

Each Lead Beneficiary and Project Partner has to:

  • be legal persons established by public or private law
  • be nonprofit making
  • have direct responsibility for the preparation and management of the proposed activities, not acting as intermediaries and
  • in case of the Lead Beneficiary have their headquarters or a registered regional/local branch in the eligible area, while in case of Project Partners have their headquarters or a registered regional/local branch in the eligible area or in the adjacent regions.

Potential applicants who can apply for funds are as follows (the list is indicative):

  • Local governments and their institutions
  • Associations of local governments and their institutions
  • Development agencies
  • Non- governmental non- profit organisations (NGOs)
  • Water management authorities
  • Environmental management authorities
  • Management organisations of national parks and environmental protection areas
  • Tourist boards
  • Public enterprises
  • Universities, research institutes
  • Educational organizations and their non-profit organisations
  • Labour centres
  • Foundations, chambers of commerce

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit an application form in order to apply.

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