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Programm: IPA CBC Hungary – Serbia

IPA CBC Hungary – Serbia
Type of Fund Structural Fund
Description of programme
"IPA CBC Hungary – Serbia"

The overall objective of the programme is to harmonize the development of the region with intensified economic cooperation through sustainable use of natural and cultural resources.

The significance of agriculture related activities in the cross-border region of Hungary and Serbia is higher than average in both countries. Central settlements with substantial employment potential – such as Novi Sad, Szeged, Kecskemét and Subotica – have a major role in the economy of the region especially in the processing industry. R&D and higher education located mainly in the largest cities are also important drivers of local economic development. These are the strengths the region has to capitalize on.

The programme focuses on four priorities:

  • Improving cross-border water management and risk prevention systems
  • Reducing traffic bottlenecks in the cross-border transport network
  • Encouraging cooperation in tourism and cultural heritage preservation
  • Enhancing SMEs’ economic competitiveness through innovation-driven development

Eligible areas in Serbia are West Backa, North Backa, South Backa, North Banat, Central Banat, South Banat and Srem districts.

Link Link to Programme
Thematic Focus Employment, Education, Research, History, Trade, Infrastructure, Innovation, Youth, Art and Culture, Agriculture and Forestry, Tourism, Transport, Environment & biodiversity, Traffic, Natural ressources, Competitiveness
Danube Region, Adriatic and Ionian Region
Origin of Applicant of programme
IPA CBC Hungary – Serbia
Hungary / Magyarország Alföld És Észak Dél-Alföld Bács-Kiskun
Hungary / Magyarország Alföld És Észak Dél-Alföld Csongrád
Serbia / Сpбија
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details

Every project must include at least one partner from each side of the border region.

Applicant details

Potential beneficiaries of the actions are: 

Priority Axis 1: water management organisations in partnership with the relevant public organisations; water management organisations with involvement of the relevant local governments; local and county/ regional level governments in partnership with weather forecast institutions, hydro-meteorological organisations and agricultural organisations; nature protection organisations both state owned and civil society organisations. 

Priority Axis 2: national, county and regional level bodies and their organisations having responsibilities related to the development of cross-border transport (e.g. police, customs administration, etc.); road and railway management and development companies; public road management and development companies, local governments, border control , organisations which are maintaining the transport stations and operating public transport: bus and railway public transport companies, organizations dealing with shipping;  companies responsible for developing public utility networks.

Priority Axis 3: regional tourism organisations with the involvement of the local tourism destination management associations, NGOs, and local / county / regional level authorities(if relevant); tourist attraction management organisations (e.g., NGOs, public entities responsible for the preservation and utilization of cultural or natural values e.g. national parks, forestry, etc.); professional tourist organisations (e.g. local tourism destination management organisations or other associations, clusters acting in the tourism sector), with the involvement of NGOs, sport clubs, local governments (if relevant); cross-border cooperation organisations responsible for developing and operating cultural information centres.

Priority Axis 4: economic clusters, business and innovation support organizations, in cooperation with R&D&I and higher education institutions, vocational and adult training organisations, labour market organisations;  regional innovation organisations, county and regional level bodies and their organisations, chambers, NGOs, professional organisations operating in agriculture and food processing in cooperation with R&D&I institutions, laboratories, higher education,  enterprise development agencies.

Financial details

The maximum EU co-financing rate is 85% of the eligible project costs. The total EU contribution to the programme (ERDF/IPA-Instrument for Pre Accession Assistance) is 65 124 000 €.

Contact Details

Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS)
H-1016, Budapest, Gellérthegy utca 30-32.
H-6722, Szeged, Gogol utca 3
E-mail address:
Fax: + 36 1 224 3112

Information Point in Serbia:

Matije Korvina 17 (HKPC Galleria, 1 floor)
24000 Subotica, Serbia

Relja Burzan
Head of Information Point as Antenna of the JTS - Subotica
Tel: +381 24 55 97 97 


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