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Call: Interreg Bavaria-Czech Republic

Acronym BY-CZ
Type of Fund Structural Fund
Description of programme
"Interreg Bavaria – Czech Republic"

The Cooperation programme addresses the most important cross-border challenges which are linked to the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy in the Bavarian-Czech border region. Strategically, the programme promotes the better integration of research and development capacities on both sides of the border to exploit the full economic potential of the region. At the same time, it addresses environmental issues, in particular biodiversity, and (increasing) challenges linked to climate change. It also protects and promotes cultural heritage. Actions will be complemented by efforts to foster closer cooperation in legal and administrative questions, in order to create a fully integrated border region.

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Interreg Bavaria-Czech Republic
Description of call
"Interreg Bavaria-Czech Republic"
  • Projects must have a positive impact on the Bavarian-Czech border region
  • Projects must be assigned to one specific objective within a priority axis
  • Projects can only be submitted in German or Czech
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Thematic Focus Building, Employment, Education, Research, Innovation, SME, Sustainability, Technologies, Environment & biodiversity, Administration, Regional development, Art and Culture, Tourism, Energy
Funding area Czech Republic / Česká Republika Česká Republika Jihozápad
Czech Republic / Česká Republika Česká Republika Severozápad
Germany / Deutschland Bayern Oberpfalz
Germany / Deutschland Bayern Niederbayern
Germany / Deutschland Bayern Oberfranken
Origin of Applicant Czech Republic / Česká Republika Česká Republika Jihozápad
Czech Republic / Česká Republika Česká Republika Severozápad
Germany / Deutschland Bayern Oberpfalz
Germany / Deutschland Bayern Niederbayern
Germany / Deutschland Bayern Oberfranken
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, University, Association, Public Services, Other
Applicant details Others:
European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC)
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details
  • Minimum of 1 Bavarian and 1 Czech partner
  • Projects must function by the Lead Partner principle
  • Projects must fulfill 3 of the cooperation criteria:
    • Joint preparation (obligatory)
    • Joint implementation (obligatory)
    • Joint financing (optional)
    • Joint personnel (optional)
Call opens 01.01.2014
Call closes 31.12.2020
Recurring Call Yes
Project duration max 36 months
Further info

There is no minimum duration. Maximum duration is three years when the Monitoring Committee decides on the program. After that time, in exceptional circumstances, the MC can decide to prolong the project for a maximum of one year, if the reasons presented are deemed reasonable. Only with infrastructure projects (due to long time of construction) the MC may approve a duration of more than three years right away. 

Type of Funding Grant
Financial details Total ERDF: 103,375,149 €
Quota: Max. 85% of the eligible costs

Total funding available per priority axis:
  • Priority axis 1: Research, innovation (R&I) and technological development - 17,9 Mio. €
  • Priority axis 2: Nature conservation and ressource efficiency - 39,7 Mio. €
  • Priority axis 3: Investing in competence and education - 11,8 Mio. €
  • Priority axis 4: Sustainable networks and institutional cooperation - 27,8 Mio. €

A project (either on the Bavarian or the Czech side of the application form) needs to show costs greater than 25,000 € For smaller projects, there is the possibility of the small project funds managed by the two Euregios within the program area.  

Before submitting a project proposal, potential project holders have to register via a form sent to the Joint Secretariat (cf. project website). Proposals are then submitted both electronically via the electronic Monitoring System and per postal mail.


Contact Details

Managing Authority: Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology

Matthias Herderich (head of department)
Telefon: +49 (0) 89 2162-2690

Regional bodies in Bavaria:

Government of Lower Bavaria - Department for Business Development and Employment
Regierungsplatz 540 | D - 84028 Landshut
Kontaktperson: Claudia Weindl
Telefon +49 (0) 871 808-1326

Government of Upper Franconia - Department for Business Development

Ludwigstraße 20 | D - 95444 Bayreuth
Kontaktperson: Jochen Uebelhoer
Telefon +49 (0) 921 604-1499
Government of Upper Palatinate - Department for Business Development and Employment
Emmeramsplatz 8 | D - 93047 Regensburg
Kontaktperson: Heinrich May
Telefon +49 (0) 941 5680-380
National body in the Czech Republic: Ministry for Regional Development CR
Veronika Beranová
Telefon: +420 224 862 273


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