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Call: Interreg Austria-Czech Republic

Acronym AT-CZ
Type of Fund Structural Fund
Description of programme
"Interreg Austria – Czech Republic"

Strategically, the programme Interreg Austria - Czech Republic aims at strengthening joint research and development capacities in combination with human resource development. It will also promote the sustainable development and protection of natural resources in the natural area along the former "iron curtain". These main thematic priorities will be complemented by efforts to foster closer co-operation in legal and administrative questions to create a better integrated border region.

To achieve these strategic objectives, the programme aims at increasing number of cross-border innovation infrastructure, to extend the common supply of education and qualification acitivities, to promote environmental protection in shared natural areas, to intensify the cross-border interactions in the tourism sector, and to further improve cross-border governance structures.

Priority axes:

  • PA1 - Strengthen research, technological development and innovation
  • PA2 - Environment and ressources
  • PA3 - Developing human ressources
  • PA4 - Sustainable networks and institutional cooperation
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Interreg Austria-Czech Republic
Description of call
"Interreg Austria-Czech Republic"

Project proposals can be submitted any time throughout the programme period within all given thematic priorities. All proposals must be submitted in both programme languages (German and Czech).

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Thematic Focus Education, Research, Innovation, Capacity Building, Climate, Sustainability, Technologies, Environment & biodiversity, Administration, Natural ressources, Infrastructure, Art and Culture, Regional development, Tourism, Energy
Funding area Austria / Österreich Ostösterreich Niederösterreich
Austria / Österreich Ostösterreich Wien
Austria / Österreich Westösterreich Oberösterreich
Czech Republic / Česká Republika Česká Republika Jihovýchod
Czech Republic / Česká Republika Česká Republika Jihozápad
Origin of Applicant Austria / Österreich
Czech Republic / Česká Republika
Eligible applicants Education and Training Centres, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Research Institution, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), NGO / NPO, National Government, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Association, Public Services, Other
Applicant details

Projects must follow the Lead Partner Principle.

The programme is intended to support predominantly public bodies and charitable/non-profit organizations. A list of eligible applicants is provided per Priority Axis in the Applicant Manual.

Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details

Project partner organizations can be located outside the funding area of the programme, as long as the main impact of the project activities is achieved within the funding area. All project partners must however be located in Austria or the Czech Republic.

Call opens 01.02.2016
Call closes 31.12.2020
Recurring Call No
Further info

No minimum or maximum project duration set; the recommendation is 2-3 years (depending on the project's nature)

Ongoing submission of project proposals - in order for a proposal to be considered for funding in a specific meeting of the Monitoring Committee, it has to be submitted at least 10 weeks before the appointed date of the meeting.

Type of Funding Grant
Financial details

Total OP budget: 115 134 884 €
Total EU contribution: 97 814 933 €
Funding quota: Max. 85% of the eligible costs

Indicative volume per project (on basis of the funding period 2007-2014): 100 000 € - 1,5 million €.


Project proposals must be submitted via the electronic monitoring system (eMS).

Contact Details

List of Contact Points, here

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