SK-AT 2007-2013 - creating the future
SK-AT 2007-2013 - creating the future

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What’s new since INTERREG IIIa

Cross Border Cooperation Programme
Slovakia –Austria 2007-2013

The Cross Border Co-operation Programme Slovakia-Austria 2007-2013 relates to the objective 3 of the new Cohesion policy of the European Commission called European Territorial Co-operation. The programme is the direct successor of INTERREG III A (cross-border activities) implemented since 1995 by the financial instruments of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), national resources and in the then accession countries by the pre-accession fund PHARE.

In the new programming period the CBC programme plans to build on the already accomplished as well as to prepare and to implement projects with much stronger focus on the partnership principle. It is foreseen that the programme brings an added value in terms of new approaches and methods and in terms of possible innovative activities.

A Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS) has been set up in order to provide support for the programme, for the management bodies and the project holders. The new challenges in the CBC programme Slovakia-Austria 2007-2013 are

  • the strengthening of the partnership approach through LEAD PARTNER PRINCIPLE

The partnership approach shall be supported through the Lead Partner principle. Similar to the Interreg B and C programmes, the final beneficiary within the Cross Border Cooperation Programme Slovakia-Austria 2007-2013 MUST formally constitute a partnership. The Lead partner represents the partnership and is in charge of the overall project co-ordination including the financial co-ordination. The Lead Partner takes also the main responsibility to represent the whole partnership in communication with Managing Authority – the City of Vienna.

The Joint Management structures include joint Managing Authority, Joint Technical Secretariat. They work is closely monitored and supported by the Monitoring Committee. The joint management structures are responsible for the overall management and technical support within the future years of programme implementation. The joint management shall provide for a joint understanding of programme rules, procedures and contents.

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