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

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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

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.
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.