Cross-border Cooperation Operational Programme between Slovakia and the Czech Republic

Europe-wide?: 
No
Target Location(s): 
SLOVENSKÁ REPUBLIKA
Target Location(s): 
CESKÁ REPUBLIKA

The European Commission approved a Cross-border Cooperation Operational Programme between Slovakia and the Czech Republic for the period 2007-13. The Programme involves providing Community support as part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for the following regions along the Slovak-Czech border:
Trnavský kraj, Trenčianský kraj and Žilinský kraj in Slovakia;
Jihomoravský kraj, Zlínský kraj and Moravskoslezský kraj in the Czech Republic.
Programme under the European Territorial Cooperation Objective, co-funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF

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Leírás: 
The global objective of the Programme is to increase cohesion and convergence of the cross border region. This objective will be satisfied by creating a network of cooperating bodies that support sustainable and integrated development of the economy, the environment, social issues, shared culture, IT implementation and tourism that preserve and maintain cultural traditions. Priorities: • joint cooperation and networking; • renewal and preservation of regional cultural traditions; • a common approach to Human Resources and education development; • cross border economic development activities improvement; and • the potential of tourism so as to highlight its economic importance in the cross border region while supporting the development of shared tourism products.
Outcomes: 
The Programme is oriented towards creating stable networks of co-operation in various fields, including universities, public administration, businesses (clusters), cities and small town administrations etc. As there is a high potential for tourism development, the Programme also aims to improve the tourism infrastructure, so as to create common tourism products, services and support.

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