Newsletter - April 2015

Out with the Old, in with the New

Dear Readers,

the first quarter of 2015 has brought us another step closer to the end of the implementation of the Programme and found us looking hopefully into the future, with the beginning of the new Programme almost within our grasp.

Although there are still a couple of new reserve list projects that have just started with implementation, the main focus of this year will be the closing of the remaining running projects, with final project reports pouring into the JTS premises week in and week out. Still, a good number of project activities, public events, as well as site visits and project meetings are ahead of us in the following months.

And even though there are still plenty of activities surrounding the projects in implementation, we are ever more eagerly waiting for the new development opportunities within the new Co-operation Programme. After almost two years of dedicated work of expert planners, decision-making within the Task Force and with the invaluable input of stakeholders from the region, the Hungary-Croatia Cross-border Co-operation Programme for the 2014-2020 period was finalised and officially submitted to the European Commission on 24 March 2015.

This means we will soon be wrapping up the old Programme, with all its successes and challenges, and build on those while slowly transitioning into the next programme cycle. This year therefore, most of the activities will focus on the introduction of the new Programme, including the setting up of the implementing structures, elaboration of documents and Programme promotion.

While preparing for the exciting new opportunities that the future brings, let us take another look back at what the current Programme has achieved.

More about the past and the future of co-operation between Hungary and Croatia in the Newsletter in front of you!


Additional Projects from the Reserve List

In order to use as much of the funding available to the Programme as possible, and thanks to the high number of quality projects submitted within the Third Call for Proposals, the Reserve List formed after the Call served as a source of new projects for all the additional funding coming to the Programme since. Even in this late programme phase, some new projects still have a chance to be supported. 

New Developments on the Programme Web

As the main information and visibility tool of the Programme, our website has grown together with the Programme, with new content regularly added. As the focus of the Programme shifted to the final phase, so has the content on the web, now being more dedicated to showing off the results and outputs of the numerous projects.

Count-down to New Programme

Several versions of Hungary-Croatia Cross-border Co-operation Programme 2014-2020 have been presented to the public since the beginning of the programming process. The latest draft has been made public end of March 2015, just after the Programme’s submission to the European Commission for approval.

Unchanged Priorities

Even though the new Programme comes with a complete new strategy for the development of the cross-border region in the next programming period and includes a specific set of development tools within the proposed five Priority Axes that correspond to the long-term vision of the European Union, the main priorities of all those included remain the same – better living conditions for the local communities.


Results of public consultation on border obstacles
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TOUR PACK - Project Closing Conference in Alexandrapuszta
18 February 2016

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