Invitation to the workshop for applicants

We would like to invite you to the workshop for applicants in the frame of the Cooperation Programme Interreg V-A Slovenia-Austria, which will take place on 19 September 2018 at 10 a.m. in the hotel Alte Post in Leibnitz, Austria.

The workshop is intended for potential applicants in the frame of the fourth deadline of the Open Call for Proposals of the Cooperation Programme Interreg V-A Slovenia-Austria 2014-2020, which will close on 28 November 2018.

The workshop will be carried out in such a way (simultaneous translations will be provided) that participants from both countries may participate and will besides a general part include a thematically focused part in smaller groups. Therefore, please select the priority axis which is of greatest interest for you (in which you intend to submit a project application) when registering for the workshop.

To date, 41 projects with a total value of EUR 42.6 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) have been approved in the frame of the cross-border Cooperation Programme Interreg V-A Slovenia-Austria. So far, a bit more than 94 % of all available programme funds were awarded or contracted. The remaining funds, a bit more than 2.3 million EUR ERDF funds are available in the 4th deadline for submission of applications.

Based on a review of the 41 approved projects, we found that at programme level we have not yet achieved all the planned values ​​of the programme indicators. The indicators for which the values ​​have not yet been achieved relate to research and development projects (specific objective 1) and to the topic of internationalization (specific objective 3) within priority axis 1, bio-and geodiversity (investment priority 6c) within priority axis 2 and projects involving research institutions in the field of management and utilization of water resources (investment priority 6f). Considering the amount of available funds within the priority axis 1 and the achievement of the values of the programme indicators, the recommendation that the projects submitted in the 4th deadline for the submission of applications under this priority axis should not exceed 550,000 EUR ERDF should be followed.

The registration for the workshops is possible under the following link: http://www.si-at.eu/en2/workshop-for-applicants/.

Best regards,

your Joint Secretariat

INVITATION