Cross-border Cooperation Programme between Hungary and the Slovak Republic

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The overall strategic goal of the Programme is to increase the level of economic and social integration in the Hungarian-Slovak border area by strengthening economic competitiveness, increasing social and cultural coherence among people and communities, improving accessibility and communication as well as protecting natural assets

Programme under the European Territorial Cooperation Objective, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Priority 1: Economy and Society This priority aims to develop cross-border business cooperation by supporting business infrastructure facilities. The focus is also on developing human relations in the field of research, technological development and innovation, supporting the joint use of human resources in education and the labour market, and initiating people-to-people actions. Joint projects in the tourism and healthcare sectors as well as the development of networks and partnerships will also be encouraged.
The main impacts expected include: • improved cross-border connections; • enhanced joint management of public services and resources; • more business start-ups and tourism products; and • local communities more motivated to engage in cross-border cooperation to improve • the region’s attractiveness. A series of indicators will be used to evaluate the Programme’s impact on the population, the environment and the economic wealth of the region. Specific targets include 250 000 people benefiting from improved infrastructure (cycle paths, bridges and roads), 650 women taking part in joint training and education activities, and 5000 people benefiting from renewable energy.