International exchange of experiences between cross-border cooperation programmes

On 12 July 2018, an international exchange of experiences between cross-border cooperation programmes from Slovenia, Austria, Croatia and Hungary took place in Cogetinci (Cerkvenjak), Slovenia.

The second such meeting was attended by representatives of the managing authorities and joint secretariats of the cooperation programmes Interreg V-A Slovenia-Austria, Slovenia-Croatia, Slovenia-Hungary, Austria-Hungary and Hungary-Croatia.

The purpose of the meeting was the exchange of experiences in the management of cross-border cooperation programmes in the period 2014-2020, in particular in the areas of the efficient disbursement of funds, the use of the electronic monitoring systems (eMS and IMIS), risk assessment tools (Arachne), measures to prevent corruption and fraud as well as exchange of experience concerning the preparation of the programme period 2021-2027.

The meeting ended with a discussion on increasing project quality and their promotion (capitalization of results) and the decision to hold a third international meeting, as this is important both in terms of sharing experiences and good practices in the operational management of cross-border programmes, as well as from the viewpoint of maintaining contact with other programmes. This will also contribute to a greater satisfaction of applicants in the future.