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Call: Fostering value added business cooperation between SMEs operating on different sides of the Hungary-Croatia border

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Acronym HU-HR
Type of Fund Structural Fund
Description of programme
"Interreg Hungary – Croatia"

The Hungary – Croatia border area is characterised by an intense and diverse co-operation, facilitated by appropriate cross-border connections, shared knowledge and active and motivated groups of the society, in the focus of which stands the sustainable and value-added exploitation of the region’s rich natural and cultural resources and the permanent enrichment of economic, institutional and individual relationships across the border.

In order to achieve this long-term goal, five priority axes have been identified within which a number of investment priorities have been recognized as tools for the strategic development of the region:

  • Priority Axis 1: Economic Development - Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs
  • Priority Axis 2: Sustainable Use of Natural and Cultural Assets – Preserving and Protecting the Environment and Promoting Resource Efficiency
  • Priority Axis 3: Cooperation - Enhancing Institutional Capacity and an Efficient Public Administration
  • Priority Axis 4: Education - Investing in Education, Training, including Vocational Training for Skills and Lifelong Learning by Developing Education and Training Infrastructure
  • Priority Axis 5: Technical Assistance

These priority axes are part of a comprehensive strategy identifying the appropriate course of action, which focuses strongly on the enhancement of economic competitiveness of SMEs, in that way boosting the economic development of depressed rural areas.

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Fostering value added business cooperation between SMEs operating on different sides of the Hungary-Croatia border
Description of call
"Fostering value added business cooperation between SMEs operating on different sides of the Hungary-Croatia border"
Croatian Agency for SMEs, Innovations and Investments (HAMAG-BICRO), as Lead Beneficiary of the project “Fostering value added business cooperation between SMEs operating on different sides of the Hungary-Croatia border” (further referred to as “B Light Scheme”) implemented under the Interreg V-A Hungary-Croatia Crossborder Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 launches the 1st Call for Light Concepts for cooperating SMEs of Hungary and Croatia.

Specific objectives of B Light Scheme include:

  • Increase the gross value added (GVA) per capita of industry and services sectors of the programme area;
  • Setting up signed, contractual business agreements with third parties;
  • Increase the value of selling of SMEs.
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Thematic Focus Employment, Regional development, SME, Education, Mobility, Development Cooperation, Technologies, Capacity Building
Funding area Croatia / Hrvatska Hrvatska Kontinentalna Hrvatska Međimurska županija
Croatia / Hrvatska Hrvatska Kontinentalna Hrvatska Varaždinska županija
Croatia / Hrvatska Hrvatska Kontinentalna Hrvatska Koprivničko-križevačka županija
Croatia / Hrvatska Hrvatska Kontinentalna Hrvatska Bjelovarsko-bilogorska županija
Croatia / Hrvatska Hrvatska Kontinentalna Hrvatska Virovitičko-podravska županija
Croatia / Hrvatska Hrvatska Kontinentalna Hrvatska Požeško-slavonska županija
Croatia / Hrvatska Hrvatska Kontinentalna Hrvatska Osječko-baranjska županija
Croatia / Hrvatska Hrvatska Kontinentalna Hrvatska Vukovarsko-srijemska županija
Hungary / Magyarország Dunántúl Nyugat-Dunántúl Zala
Hungary / Magyarország Dunántúl Dél-Dunántúl Baranya
Hungary / Magyarország Dunántúl Dél-Dunántúl Somogy
Origin of Applicant Croatia / Hrvatska Hrvatska Kontinentalna Hrvatska Međimurska županija
Croatia / Hrvatska Hrvatska Kontinentalna Hrvatska Varaždinska županija
Croatia / Hrvatska Hrvatska Kontinentalna Hrvatska Koprivničko-križevačka županija
Croatia / Hrvatska Hrvatska Kontinentalna Hrvatska Bjelovarsko-bilogorska županija
Croatia / Hrvatska Hrvatska Kontinentalna Hrvatska Virovitičko-podravska županija
Croatia / Hrvatska Hrvatska Kontinentalna Hrvatska Požeško-slavonska županija
Croatia / Hrvatska Hrvatska Kontinentalna Hrvatska Osječko-baranjska županija
Croatia / Hrvatska Hrvatska Kontinentalna Hrvatska Vukovarsko-srijemska županija
Hungary / Magyarország Dunántúl Nyugat-Dunántúl Zala
Hungary / Magyarország Dunántúl Dél-Dunántúl Baranya
Hungary / Magyarország Dunántúl Dél-Dunántúl Somogy
Eligible applicants Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees)
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details One Light Project shall be applied by minimum 2 and maximum by 4 cooperating partner SMEs. Light
Beneficiaries shall come from Hungary or Croatia, at minimum 1 Light Beneficiary from each of country. 
Project duration min 6 months
Project duration max 18 months
Further info The call will be opened as two-step procedure starting on 09.06.2017.
The filled-in Light Concept form has to be submitted electronically through the B Light Platform operated by the Lead Beneficiary HAMAG-BICRO (https://www.b2match.eu/blight/pages/19297-submit ). Submission takes place through the upload of the following documents:
  • Light Concept form in filled-in (Microsoft Word document);
  • Light Concept form signed and scanned (pdf version).
  • Declaration on de minimis aid for Light Beneficiaries (separate for each partner).
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details The maximum co-financing rate is 75% for both Hungarian and Croatian Light Beneficiaries.
Minimum per Light Beneficiary: Total eligible costs: 40 000 € (max. ERDF co-financing 30 000 €).
Maximum per Light Beneficiary: Total eligible costs: 180,000 (max. ERDF co-financing 135,000 €).

In the 1st round a total of 2 550 000 € ERDF co-financing will be allocated to Light Projects that will be selected through a two-step procedure.
Contact Details

Postal address: Gellérthegy u. 30-32, H-1016 Budapest, Hungary  
Contact persons and telephones:

Mr Tvrtko Čelan, Čakovec +385-40-499-408
Ms Antonija Bedeniković, Osijek +385-31-221-848
Ms Andrea Kakas, Pécs +36-72-513-455
Mr András Tálos, Budapest +36-1-224- 3149
Ms Marian Zelei, Budapest +36-1-224- 3201

E-mail: info@huhr-cbc.com
Fax: +36-1-224-3291 


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