Cross-border Co-operation programme Austria-Hungary 2007-2013

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Cross-border Co-operation programme Austria-Hungary 2007-2013

Cross-border Co-operation programme

Austria-Hungary 2007-2013


WHAT ...is the At-Hu programme about?

• CB projects in the field of

economics, social

infrastructure, transport,

culture and environment

• Through the projects the

programme

– Supports the CB development

of the border region

Contributes to decreasing the

regional disparities

– Helps to use endogenous

potentials

– Preserves and supports

cultural and ecological variety

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WHICH ...topics are included in the CB co-operation

programme?

Priority 1:

Innovation, integration and competitiveness

Activity field 1.1 Promote economic co-operation

Activity field 1.2 Increase the sustained growth of labour

Activity field 1.3

Ensure the quality of social infrastructure

and public services

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WHICH ...topics are included in the CB co-operation

programme?

Priority 2:

Sustainable development and accessibility

Activity field 2.1

Activity field 2.2

Activity field 2.3

Improve eco-mobility, transport and

regional accessibility

Enhance cross-border governance

systems

Improve the management of natural

resources

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HOW MUCH ...funding was allocated?

• Programme budget

EFRE 82 Mio €

National (AT+HU)


Total 101 Mio €

19 Mio

• Financing rate

– Up to 85% ERDF of the

total project budget

– At least 15% national cofinancing

• Still Available ERDF

14.43% (P1 and P2):

Priority 1 2.58 Mio €

Priority 2 8.58 Mio €

Total: 11.16 Mio €

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WHO ...may participate?

Lead Partners and partners

are:

• Public and public equivalent

institutions

• Non-Profit Organisations

• Other institutions acting in the

public interest

Not eligible:

• Private persons

• Political parties

• Direct subsidies to enterprises

• Profit oriented actions

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WHERE ...is the programme region?

Programme region

Austria

• Burgenland

• Lower Austria

• Styria

• Vienna

Ungarn

• Győr-Moson-Sopron

• Vas

• Zala

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What it is all about?

• Strategic approach to the strengths

and weaknesses of the CB region, joint

treatment of common topics

• Important contribution to CB

governance, handling complex

relations and networks

• Local and regional infrastructure

• Intercultural and interregional

communication: pressure to cooperation

and solution-oriented

disputes

• Pressure to decentralise central

systems

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Core management

• Managing Authority: Regionalmanagement

Burgenland, Eisenstadt

• Joint Technical Secretariat: Váti, Sopron

• Regional bodies:

– Burgenland (RMB, Eisenstadt)

– West-Transdanubia (Váti, Sopron und Budapest)

– Wien (Magistrat der Stadt Wien

MA 27 EU-Strategie und Wirtschaftsentwicklung)

– Lower Austria (Amt der Niederösterreichischen

Landesregierung, Geschäftstelle für EU-Regionalpolitik,

St. Pölten)

– Styria (Amt der Steiermärkischen Landesregierung Abt.

16 - Landes- und Gemeindeentwicklung, Graz)

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Programme documents

Download section on the programme homepage:

– OP

Communication plan

– Guidelines

– Application form + annexes

– Reporting documents (activity, financial report template +

declaration on the verification of expenditure)

– Financial Handbook

– Publicity Guidelines and logos

– Presentations of previous LP seminars

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JMC meetings / project approvals

• 16.1.2008 Programme launch

• 8-9.7.2008 14 out of 27 approved

• 2-3.12.2008 14 out of 21 approved

• 2-3.6.2009

2.7.2009 11 out of 24 approved

• 24-25.11.2009 2 approved

• 23-24.6.2010 6 out of 15 approved

• 30.11-1.12.2010 3 out of 6 approved

• 13-14.4.2011 8 out of 15 approved

Altogether 58 approved projects

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Projekt statistics

• Submitted concept note: 6

• Submitted application: 103

• Formally not compliant: 14

• Rejected: 27

• Postponed: 4

• Approved: 58

Contracted: 48

status September 2011

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Project statistics (2)

• Number of partners:

AT-HU balanced

• LP:

mostly Austrian

• Average number of

partners:

4

• Average project size:

1,5M€

• Average partner budget:

350.000-400.000€

• Average ERDF €/project:

kb. 1-1,5M€

• Average ERDF €/partner:

250.000-300.000€

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Experiences beyond statistics

• High level of co-operation in the projects

• Sometimes difficulties with the

administration

• Relatively long processing times:

both project and programme side (!)

• Ability to learn

Continuous improvement

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Project submission - evaluation

• Next (8th) JMC: 23.11. – 24.11. 2011

• Submission deadline: 14.9.2011

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Payment procedures

EC

CA

MA

JTS

Partner

1

Lead

Partner

Progress or

final report

Partner

n

Control

Unit P1

Certification of expenditure

Control

Unit LP

Control

Unit Pn

Dokument flow

Financial flow

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Tips for successful applications

• Keep your project simple and clear

• Plan thoroughly

• Read the Guidelines and keep yourself to

the programme rules

• Plan your liquidity

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Tips for successful implementation

• Make an comprehensive documentation

• Keep yourself to the eligibility rules

• Stick to the contracted:

– …budget,

– …indicators,

– …time plan.

• If change is needed

– discuss with LP and all partners,

– consult FLC/JTS/RB respectively,

– describe the change clear and short.

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Thank you very much for your attention!

For further information, please contact:

Csaba HORVÁTH Ph.D.

Gemeinsames Technisches Sekretariat

Közös Technikai Titkárság

VÁTI Nonprofit Kft.

9400 Sopron, Verő József u. 1.

Tel: +36 (99) 512711

Fax: +36 (99) 512717

e-mail: at-hu.jts@vati.hu

web: www.at-hu.net

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