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Call: Interreg Slovakia - Austria 2014-2020

Acronym SK-AT
Type of Fund Structural Fund
Description of programme
"Interreg Slovakia – Austria"

The Cooperation programme 'Interreg V-A Slovakia - Austria' focusses on smart and sustainable growth in the Austrian-Slovak border region. First, the programme aims at contributing to smart specialisation and cross-border research, driven by initiatives in the twin-capital region of Vienna and Bratislava. Secondly, it will promote the sustainable management and protection of natural resources in the natural area along the former "iron curtain" and initiate new, sustainable transport solutions. These main objectives will be complemented by efforts to strengthen governance and institutionalcooperation which shall lead to a better integrated border region.

Priorities/specific objectives of the programme Slovakia-Austria 2014-2020:

1. Contributing to a smart cross-border-region

  • Strengthen the collaboration of key actors in the regional innovation system in order to enhance knowledge transfer, capacity building and the establishment of common frameworks, common research and innovation activities and joint research facilities.
  • Improve higher education and lifelong learning to provide competent and skilled work force. Improve the capacity of the cross-border educational system to provide human resources knowledge and skills demanded by the regional innovation system.

2. Fostering natural and cultural heritage and biodiversity

  • Foster natural and cultural heritage valorisation. Strengthen common approaches to valorise the natural and cultural heritage in a sustainable way in order to further develop the programme area as an attractive tourism destination.
  • Foster restoration and management of ecological corridors. Strengthen the cross-border integration of functional ecological networks and green infrastructures in order to preserve biodiversity and to contribute to the stability of ecosystems.

3. Supporting sustainable transport solutions

  • Support environmentally-friendly transport solutions. Improve joint planning, coordination and practical solutions for an environmentally-friendly, low-carbon and safer transport network and services in the programme area.

4. Strengthening cross-border governance and institutional cooperation

  • Strengthen the institutional cooperation in the cross-border area through mobilizing stakeholders and building the capacities for planning and acting in the framework of multi-level governance.
  • Strengthen the cooperation between educational institutions. Strengthen the links between institutions providing pre-primary and primary education (kindergartens and primary schools) to jointly develop and implement educational programmes.
Link Link to Programme
Interreg Slovakia - Austria 2014-2020
Description of call
"Interreg Slovakia - Austria 2014-2020"

Projects proposals can be submitted under each programme priority. 

Link Link to Call
Thematic Focus Building, Education, Research, Infrastructure, Innovation, Capacity Building, Youth, Art and Culture, Sustainability, Technologies, Tourism, Transport, Environment & biodiversity, Traffic, Administration, Regional development, Natural ressources
Funding area Austria / Österreich Ostösterreich Burgenland Nordburgenland
Austria / Österreich Ostösterreich Burgenland Mittelburgenland
Austria / Österreich Ostösterreich Niederösterreich
Austria / Österreich Ostösterreich Wien
Slovakia / Slovensko Slovensko Bratislavský kraj
Slovakia / Slovensko Slovensko Západné Slovensko Trnavský kraj
Origin of Applicant Austria / Österreich Ostösterreich Burgenland Nordburgenland
Austria / Österreich Ostösterreich Burgenland Mittelburgenland
Austria / Österreich Ostösterreich Niederösterreich
Austria / Österreich Ostösterreich Wien
Slovakia / Slovensko Slovensko Bratislavský kraj
Slovakia / Slovensko Slovensko Západné Slovensko Trnavský kraj
Eligible applicants Education and Training Centres, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Research Institution, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, NGO / NPO, National Government, University, Public Services, Association, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), Start Up Company, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined)
Applicant details Potential beneficiaries vary according to priority/specific objective - details can be found in the programme documents.
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details Min. 1 partner from Austria and 1 partner from Slovakia. At least one partner has to be located within the programme area.
Call opens 01.01.2014
Call closes 31.12.2020
Recurring Call No
Project duration max 48 months
Further info In duly justified cases, the project duration can be longer than 48 months.

The programme will operate on the basis of the Open Call system. This means that project holders can submit project applications continuously after opening the Call, which is open until all programme funds are disbursed. Applications received in set deadline before each Monitoring Committee and fulfilling all requirements will be subject to Monitoring Committee decision.
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details Total budget: 76 million € (incl. Technical Assistance)
Approximate budget allocation per Priority:
Priority 1: 19.7 million €
Priority 2: 27.8 million €
Priority 3: 9.7 million €
Priority 4: 14.2 million €

Funding rate: max. 85 %
Project budget: at least 100 000 €.

Expenses for activities outside of the programme area may amount to max. 20% of the total project budget.
Submission Until further notice, applications can be submitted to the Joint Secretariats (JS) in Vienna or Bratislava:


Adresse: Schlesingerplatz 2-4
1080 Wien

Fax     +43 1 89 08 088-2599


Ministry for Agriculture and regional development of the Slovak Republic

Račianska 153/A
830 03 Bratislava 33
Monika Viskupová

Contact Details

Joint Secretariat in Bratislava
Ministry of Agriculture and Regional Development of the Slovak Republic
Department for the Management of Cross-Border Cooperation Programmes
Prievozská 2/B
825 25 Bratislava

Please send direct inquiries concerning the new funding period of cross-border cooperation Slovakia-Austria 2014-2020 at the following email address:

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