12 project applications submitted in the fifth deadline for the submission of proposals

On Thursday, 4 July 2019, the fifth deadline for the submission of project applications in the frame of the Open Call for Proposals of the Cooperation Programme Interreg V-A Slovenia-Austria in the period 2014-2020 ended.

In the frame of the fifth deadline, the applicants apply for the remaining ERDF funds of about 1,6 Mio EUR ERDF. Until the closure of the deadline, 12 project applications in the total amount of a bit more than 5,1 Mio EUR ERDF were submitted.

New possibilities through 3D printing

On 25 June 2019 the Carinthia University of Applied Science invited to the final event of the 3-year project MMO3D at the location Villach.

The project partners Oprema Ravne, University of Ljubljana – Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Roboteh from Slovenia as well as the Austrian partners Fachhochschule Kärnten and Wood Kompetenzzentrum St. Veit presented their project results in a workshop.

The project goal of teaching integration was successfully presented: The newly gained knowledge in 3D printing with glass-fibre-nylon composites flowed directly into the course “Design and development”. The students designed and printed corner connections for the battery box. The best design was awarded a prize.

The project results were then presented in a Gallery of Results.

New beginning – Slovenia and Austria set the basis for further cross-border cooperation after 2020

On 2 July 2019, representatives of both Member States met at the 1st Programming Task Force meeting to discuss the framework for the new Interreg cross-border cooperation programme Slovenia-Austria in the period 2021-2027.

In May 2018, the European Commission (EC) presented the package of proposals for regulations governing regional development and cohesion policy beyond 2020 which have not yet been confirmed. Thus, for the coming period, the EC proposes to modernize Cohesion Policy by making its framework simpler and more flexible. While the proposals foresee the strengthening of e-cohesion and maintaining thematic concentration, they introduce several novelties. 

The main aim of the 1st Programming Task Force meeting was to establish the Programming Task Force that will be responsible for the programming of the new period. The representatives already discussed the timeline, framework and main open issues and decided to support the continuity of the well-functioning programme management structures.

The successful kick off of the programming will be continued in the frame of regular meetings, the next two will take place in October and December 2019.

One more week until the 5th deadline for the submission of applications

To date, 43 projects with a total value of 43.5 million EUR from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) have been approved in the frame of the cross-border Cooperation Programme Interreg V-A Slovenia-Austria. The programme co-finances activities in three priority axes. Within the priority axis 1 “Strengthening cross-border Competitiveness, Research and Innovation“, 17 projects worth approx. 13.9 million EUR ERDF have been approved so far. 13 projects, amounting to approx. 17.2 million EUR ERDF were approved under priority axis 2 “Protecting the Environment and Promoting Resource Efficiency“. In the area of ”Enhancing Institutional Capacity and an Efficient Public Administration” (priority axis 3), also 13 projects were approved for a total of approx. 12.4 mio. EUR ERDF funds.

So far, a bit more than 97 % of all available programme funds were awarded or contracted. The remaining funds, a bit less than 1.5 million EUR ERDF are available in the 5th deadline for submission of applications, which will be open until 4 July 2019 (the submission of applications will be possible through the eMS system by 12:00 noon).

Based on a review of 43 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, and projects involving research institutions in the field of management and utilization of water resources (investment priority 6f) within priority axis 2. Considering the amount of available funds and the achievement of the values of the programme indicators, the recommendation that the projects submitted in the 5th deadline for the submission of applications under priority axis 1 should not exceed 500,000 EUR ERDF should be followed, projects under priority axis 2, more specific under investment priority 6f, should not exceed 350,000 EUR ERDF and, under priority axis 3, the projects submitted should not exceed 250,000 EUR ERDF.

We strongly recommend that the project partners contact the competent national / regional authority and the Joint Secretariat at the time of preparation of the project application or prior to the submission of the project proposal. Experience has shown that such an approach enables more successful project preparation.

The Open Call and the Application Pack are available under the following link: Open Call and Aplication Pack.

Reminder: Take part in our video competition “WHY EUROPE IS YOU?”

The Cooperation Programme Interreg V-A Slovenia-Austria organises an amateur video competition to raise citizens’ awareness about the benefits of being part of Europe and to engage you in the values of cooperation. Taking part in the contest is simple! Send us your videos on the topic “Why EUROPE IS YOU?”

A bit less than 1.5 Mio EUR ERDF still available

Today, on Monday, 3 June 2019, the workshop for potential applicants in the frame of the fifth deadline of the Open Call took place in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia.

In the frame of the workshop, the Joint Secretariat briefly presented the participants the Cooperation Programme, information concerning the Open Call and the analysis of the past four deadlines and summarized the most common administrative mistakes, presented the Rules on the eligibility of expenditure, the requirements concerning information and communication, the annexes to the application form and the electronic Monitoring System (eMS), in which applicants will submit their project applications.

In the frame of the Open Call, a bit less than 1.5 EUR from the European Regional Development Fund are still available for projects. The fifth deadline for the submission of projects will close on 4 July 2019 at noon.

For more information on the workshop for applicants, click here.

REMINDER – 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 3 June 2019 at 10 a.m. in the premises of Fakulteta za tehnologije polimerov, Ozare 19, SI-2380 Slovenj Gradec in Slovenia.

The workshop is intended for potential applicants in the frame of the fifth deadline of the Open Call for Proposals of the Cooperation Programme Interreg V-A Slovenia-Austria 2014-2020, which will close on 4 July 2019 at 12 p.m.

The workshop will be carried out bilingually, so that participants from both countries may participate.

To date, 43 projects with a total value of EUR 43.5 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, 97 % of all available programme funds were awarded or contracted. The remaining funds, about 1.5 million EUR ERDF funds together with remainings from the programme, are available in the 5th deadline for submission of applications.

ased on a review of 43 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, and projects involving research institutions in the field of management and utilization of water resources (investment priority 6f) within priority axis 2. Considering the amount of available funds and the achievement of the values of the programme indicators, the recommendation that the projects submitted in the 5th deadline for the submission of applications under priority axis 1 should not exceed 500,000 EUR ERDF should be followed, projects under priority axis 2, more specific under investment priority 6f, should not exceed 350,000 EUR ERDF and, under priority axis 3, the projects submitted should not exceed 250,000 EUR ERDF.

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

Information on the 5th deadline (available funds, recommendations, etc.) for the submission of project applications is available at: http://www.si-at.eu/en2/2019/04/12/new-opportunity-for-receiving-erdf-funds-in-july/ 

Best regards,

your Joint Secretariat

WHY EUROPE IS YOU? – VIDEO COMPETITION 2019

The Cooperation Programme Interreg V-A Slovenia-Austria organises an amateur video competition to raise citizens’ awareness about the benefits of being part of Europe and to engage you in the values of cooperation. Taking part in the contest is simple! Send us your videos on the topic “Why EUROPE IS YOU?”

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 3 June 2019 at 10 a.m. in the premises of Fakulteta za tehnologije polimerov, Ozare 19, SI-2380 Slovenj Gradec in Slovenia.

The workshop is intended for potential applicants in the frame of the fifth deadline of the Open Call for Proposals of the Cooperation Programme Interreg V-A Slovenia-Austria 2014-2020, which will close on 4 July 2019 at 12 p.m.

The workshop will be carried out bilingually, so that participants from both countries may participate.

To date, 43 projects with a total value of EUR 43.5 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, 97 % of all available programme funds were awarded or contracted. The remaining funds, about 1.5 million EUR ERDF funds together with remainings from the programme, are available in the 5th deadline for submission of applications.

ased on a review of 43 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, and projects involving research institutions in the field of management and utilization of water resources (investment priority 6f) within priority axis 2. Considering the amount of available funds and the achievement of the values of the programme indicators, the recommendation that the projects submitted in the 5th deadline for the submission of applications under priority axis 1 should not exceed 500,000 EUR ERDF should be followed, projects under priority axis 2, more specific under investment priority 6f, should not exceed 350,000 EUR ERDF and, under priority axis 3, the projects submitted should not exceed 250,000 EUR ERDF.

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

Information on the 5th deadline (available funds, recommendations, etc.) for the submission of project applications is available at: http://www.si-at.eu/en2/2019/04/12/new-opportunity-for-receiving-erdf-funds-in-july/ 

Best regards,

your Joint Secretariat

ABS Network – The fifth and final business meeting of the project will take place on June 12 in Maribor

ABS Network is a project co-financed by the programme V-A Interreg Slovenia-Austria. The project team – Graz University of Technology, Talum d.d. and Tiko Pro d.o.o. – will present the current (almost finalized) results of the project. Information on the development of the STAF panel and the functional prototype will be presented. You will also learn how to increase the energy efficiency of a building.

For almost two years, the project has been networking relevant players and target groups in the program area in the area of energy efficient solutions. The business meetings are therefore an excellent opportunity to make new acquaintances and meet potential future business partners.

Therefore, use the last opportunity within the framework of the project to get first-hand information on how to initiate innovative projects with the help of grants:

WHERE: Hotel City Maribor, Slovenia

WHEN: Wednesday, 12. June 2019 between 9:00 and 15:00

Your participation in the event is free – you can register here.

What do the project partners say about the project? – Learn it here.
… and here are a few impressions of the participants of past business meetings. 

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