In May 2018, the European Commission presented a package of legislative proposals for regulations governing regional development and European cohesion policy after 2020. Based on proposals for regulations (which are not fully agreed on yet), the Monitoring Committee of the Cooperation Programme Interreg V-A Slovenia-Austria established a Programming Task Force (PTF) which met for the first time in July 2019. The main task of the PTF SI-AT 2021-2027 is to guide and supervise the preparation of the Interreg Programme Slovenia-Austria programming document for the programming period 2021-2027.
Also in the 2021-2027 programming period, the programme will be managed by the Slovene Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy (GODC) acting as Managing Authority and Joint Secretariat in close cooperation with representatives of both Member States, Slovenia and Austria (with its three Bundesländer Carinthia, Styria and Burgenland).
The programming process for the future Interreg Programme Slovenia-Austria 2021-2027 is underway and builds on the experiences from current as well as past programming periods. The EU regulatory framework and in particular the draft proposals of European Regulations applicable for Interreg programmes are being observed in all programming steps.
In August 2020, the final report on Territorial and Socio-Economic Analysis has been prepared by the team of external experts supporting the programming process.
On the basis of the analysis and discussions held with the representatives of the PTF SI-AT, preliminary Strategic Orientations were prepared. This document represents a discussion paper on considerations for the selection or obstacles regarding the non-selection of Specific Objectives for the future Interreg Programme Slovenia-Austria 2021-2027.
Based on the Territorial and Socio-Economic Analysis and preliminary Strategic Orientations, the draft Interreg programme Slovenia-Austria 2021-2027 has been prepared within the programming group.
In the frame of the preparation of the programme also the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is carried out in order to identify the potential negative impacts of the programme on the environment. A draft environmental report has been prepared and represents an intermediate result of the assessment.