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1 1 Hungarian participation in the INTERREG programmes and prospects for transnational co-operation in South-East Europe Szeged, 16 April Béla HEGYESI Interreg Directorate VÁTI Budapest

2 2 The INTERREG Initiative ( ) Main objectives economic and social cohesion balanced and sustainable development of the European territory territorial integration with candidate and other neighbouring countries

3 3 INTERREG III cross-border co-operation transnational co-operation interregional co-operation INTERREG IIIAINTERREG IIICINTERREG IIIB

4 4 INTERREG IIIA Cross-border co-operation Cross-border projects 1 programme / border (53 programmes in EU15) Individual priorities

5 5 INTERREG IIIA in Hungary

6 6 INTERREG IIIA programmes in Hungary „EU-Internal” (bilateral) programme: Austria-Hungary Interreg IIIA Programme New „EU internal-external” trilateral Neighbourhood Programmes Hungary-Slovakia-Ukraine Neighbourhood Programme (INTERREG- TACIS) Slovenia-Hungary-Croatia Neighbourhood Programme (INTERREG- CARDS) New „EU-external” trilateral cross-border programme: Hungary-Romania and Hungary –Serbia Montenegro Cross Border Program (INTERREG-PHARE-CARDS)

7 7 INTERREG IIIA program budget – „Hungarian” ERDF contribution Hungary – Slovakia – Ukraine 25 %14,3 M EUR Hungary-Romania- Serbia and Montenegro 41 %23,9 M EUR Slovenia-Hungary- Croatia 19 %11,1 M EUR Austria-Hungary15 %9,0 M EUR TOTAL100%58,3 M EUR

8 8 INTERREG IIIA – general principles One border - one program - one single account (internal programs) – one single secretariat Geniue cross border programming and implementation „Bottom up” project development: projects are initiated by the „border region” Joint institutions and procedures

9 9 INTERREG IIIB 13 transnational co-operation areas

10 10 INTERREG IIIB CADSES

11 11 CADSES Priorities and measures

12 12 INTERREG IIIB CADSES Project size: 1.5 – 2 MEUR Projects addressing transnational issues Minimum: 2 partners from 2 countries Average: partners from 5-6 countries per project Lead partner principle

13 13 Ideas on strategic transnationality According to experience gained in transnational co-operation programmes, strategic transnational projects: show additional benefits to the outcomes of the project – resulting from working together in an international context, in a specific area; are focused on a problem not localized in one state/region but one that is typical of a larger area target core development priorities of the Partner States; involve most of the Partner States; use integrated (multidisciplinar) approach when seeking for relevant solutions for the whole area – analyze possibilities from different aspects; prepare large-scale future development investments, thus the involvement of national institutions and future national decision-making bodies is inevitable for the success of the project; target issues where significant development at the level of the programme area is possible only through co-operation between Partner States.

14 14 Nr of CADSES project-partners

15 15 Hungarian CADSES paprticipation Full membership since 1998 (Interreg IIC) 2 MEUR Phare assistance supporting Hungarian partners in Hungarian chairmanship in 2004 Highest number of project-partners from the new member states ( ) CADSES countries’ decision of having programme management bodies for the new „South-CADSES” programme in Budapest for

16 16 Future of CADSES CADSES will be divided (different development needs in the Central European Space (CES) and the South-East European Space (SEES)) Parallel programming of the new spaces in 2006 (synergies to make advantage of) Lessons learned in CADSES + new challenges to meet

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19 19 Proposed SEE eligible area –EU 27 Member States: Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania –Non-EU-member States: Albania, Bosnia- Herzegovina, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Mace­donia (FYROM), Serbia, Montenegro, Moldova, Turkey, Ukraine (Italy, Moldova, Ukraine and Turkey do not participate with its whole territory.)

20 20 Global programme objective Developing transnational partnerships on matters of strategic importance to improve the territorial, economic and social integration process and to contribute to cohesion, stability and competitiveness

21 21 Specific programme objectives Facilitation of innovation, entrepreneurship, knowledge economy and information society by trans- national actionFacilitation of innovation, entrepreneurship, knowledge economy and information society by trans- national action Improvement of the attractiveness of regions and cities taking into account sustainable development, physical and knowledge accessibility and environmental quality by integrated approaches and trans-national actionImprovement of the attractiveness of regions and cities taking into account sustainable development, physical and knowledge accessibility and environmental quality by integrated approaches and trans-national action Foster integration by supporting balanced capacities for transnational territorial cooperation on all levels.Foster integration by supporting balanced capacities for transnational territorial cooperation on all levels.

22 22 Priority axes and budget share P1: Facilitation of innovation and entrepreneurship (21%)P1: Facilitation of innovation and entrepreneurship (21%) P2: Protection and improvement of the environment (25%)P2: Protection and improvement of the environment (25%) P3: Improvement of the accessibility (23%)P3: Improvement of the accessibility (23%) P4: Development of transnational synergies for sustainable growth areas (25%)P4: Development of transnational synergies for sustainable growth areas (25%) P5: Technical assistance to support implementation and capacity building (6%)P5: Technical assistance to support implementation and capacity building (6%)

23 23 Priority 1 - Facilitation of innovation and entrepreneurship Areas of intervention 1.1 Develop technology & innovation networks in specific fields1.1 Develop technology & innovation networks in specific fields 1.2 Develop the enabling environment for innovative entrepreneurship1.2 Develop the enabling environment for innovative entrepreneurship 1.3 Enhance the framework conditions and pave the way for innovation1.3 Enhance the framework conditions and pave the way for innovation

24 24 Priority 2 - Protection and improvement of the environment Areas of intervention 2.1 Improve integrated water management and flood risk prevention2.1 Improve integrated water management and flood risk prevention 2.2 Improve prevention of environmental risks2.2 Improve prevention of environmental risks 2.3 Promote co-operation in management of natural assets and protected areas2.3 Promote co-operation in management of natural assets and protected areas 2.4 Promote energy and resource efficiency2.4 Promote energy and resource efficiency

25 25 Priority 3 – Improvement of the accessibility Areas of intervention 3.1 Improve coordination in promoting, planning and operation for primary and secondary transportation networks3.1 Improve coordination in promoting, planning and operation for primary and secondary transportation networks 3.2 Develop strategies to tackle the “digital divide”3.2 Develop strategies to tackle the “digital divide” 3.3 Improve framework conditions for multi-modal platforms3.3 Improve framework conditions for multi-modal platforms

26 26 Priority 4 - Development of transnational synergies for sustainable growth areas Areas of intervention 4.1 Tackle crucial problems affecting metropolitan areas and regional systems of settlements4.1 Tackle crucial problems affecting metropolitan areas and regional systems of settlements 4.2 Promote a balanced pattern of attractive and accessible growth areas4.2 Promote a balanced pattern of attractive and accessible growth areas 4.3 Promote the use of cultural values for development4.3 Promote the use of cultural values for development

27 27 Implementation principles Visible and concrete cooperation projectsVisible and concrete cooperation projects Joint concrete actions with a result-oriented approachJoint concrete actions with a result-oriented approach Clear transnational focus on the SEE areaClear transnational focus on the SEE area Joint implementation activities will be preferred to networking and exchange of experienceJoint implementation activities will be preferred to networking and exchange of experience Active project development beyond open call procedureActive project development beyond open call procedure Qualitative partnershipQualitative partnership Concrete actions preparing investment and delivering concrete examples of small-scale investmentConcrete actions preparing investment and delivering concrete examples of small-scale investment Better transfer of project results; higher project budget for dissemination and capitalisationBetter transfer of project results; higher project budget for dissemination and capitalisation

28 28 Programme management structure Managing Authority (MA)Managing Authority (MA) National Development Agency of Hungary Certifying Authority (CA)Certifying Authority (CA) Ministry of Finance of Hungary Audit Authority (AA)Audit Authority (AA) Government Control Office Hungary Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS)Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS) Monitoring Committee (MC) SEES Contact Points (SCP)SEES Contact Points (SCP) National Committees (NC)

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31 31 Financial provisions ERDF budget: € ,645M National public funding: € ,329M Total budget: € ,974M Co-financing rate: 85% (Axes); 75% (TA)

32 32 CES – SEES cooperation: application of the 20% rule for involving actors from other transnational programs ERDF may finance expenditure incurred in other transnational co-operation areas up to a limit of 20% of the amount of its contribution to the SEES programme.

33 33 Involvement of non-member states It is the most crucial element of the SEES programme -Harmonisation of IPA (Instrument for Pre-Accession) funds with ERDF -Application of the 10% rule for external partner countries (ERDF may finance expenditure incurred on the territory of countries outside the European Community up to a limit of 10% of the amount of its contribution to the SEES programme): This kind of extension of the eligible ERFA program area might affect Moldova, relevant regions of Ukraine and the concerned accession and pre-accession countries of the program area.

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36 36 INTERREG IIIC Interregional co-operation aims to improve the effectiveness of policies and instruments for regional development and cohesion through large-scale information and know-how exchange and sharing of experience among European regions

37 37 IIIC Co-operation Area entire EU territory including insular and outermost regions Norway, Switzerland accession and candidate countries MEDA countries other interested countries

38 38 INTERREG IIIC Programme Zones Joint Technical Secretariats North: Rostock, Germany East: Vienna, Austria South: Valencia, Spain West: Lille, France North East South West

39 39 No territorial limits in building partnerships

40 40 Types of Operation

41 41 Pt Lead participant Project 1 Pt Lead participant Project 3 Pt Lead participant Project 2 Regional Partner Regional Partner LEAD PARTNER minimum of three different countries at least two must be Member States Regional Framework Operation large-scale regional co-operation comprising various sub-projects

42 42 Lead Partner Individual Project minimum of three different countries at least two must be Member States Project Partner Project Partner co-operation activities addressing only one specific topic

43 43 Network minimum of five different countries at least three must be Member States Lead Partner co-operation activities mainly directed at structured exchange of experience

44 44 Types of Operation

45 45 INTERREG IIIC – Nr of project-partners

46 46 Future of INTERREG IIIC Cenralised programme management (no zones): –MA and JTS in Bruseels –Supporting offices in Lille and Valencia Focused topics: innovation and knowledge based economy + environment and risk prevention

47 VATI Hungarian Puplic Nonprofit Company for Regional Development and Town Planning Interreg Directorate 1016 Budapest, Gellérthegy u Hegyesi Béla Tel.:


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