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First Call for Proposals Slovakia - Hungary (ONLY Pirority Axe 2 - Enhancing cross-border mobility)
Deadline: 03 Nov 2017   CALL EXPIRED

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1. Introduction

The Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office acting as the Managing Authority of the Interreg V-A Slovakia- Hungary Cooperation Programme and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic acting as the National Authority are announcing the first Call for proposals in the frame of the Interreg V-A Slovakia-Hungary Cooperation Programme.

The Interreg V-A Slovakia-Hungary Cooperation Programme [Programme] was approved by EC Decision C(2015) 6805 on 30 September 2015. The aim of the Programme is translated into Priority axes [PA] which are explained in detail in the Cooperation Programme document. In the frame of the present call the following priority axes are open:

  •   PA1 - Nature and culture

  •   PA2 - Enhancing cross-border mobility

  •   PA4 - Enhancing cross-border cooperation of public authorities and people

Each project proposal has to contribute to the Specific objective of the given PA. The Specific objectives can be reached through supported actions which serve as a guideline for project generation. The achieved results of the projects must contribute to the programme result indicator, as the project outputs have to contribute to at least one from the Common and programme specific output indicators of the Specific objective.

The overall European Regional and Development Fund [ERDF] support for financing projects within the Interreg V-A Slovakia-Hungary Cooperation Programme is 146 460 448 EUR. The indicative ERDF amount available under the present Call for proposals is 67 475 822 EUR. The Monitoring Committee reserves the right to award different amount of the available funds.

Submitted proposals will be evaluated based on evaluation criteria approved by the Monitoring Committee. The Managing Authority and Joint Secretariat are responsible for coordination of the assessment process. The administrative and eligibility assessment will be provided by the Joint Secretariat. Quality assessment will be provided by external assessors using the assessment grids, published as part of Application package. The public support will be assessed in line with the State aid rules according to the EU legislation. In the frame of the present Call state aid activities might be foreseen. Please note that State aid schemes are under development by Member states. In case the scheme is not available until the Monitoring Committee decision on project approval, national co- financing for projects falling under the state aid scheme shall not be provided.

The Managing Authority may modify the terms of the Call by amendment at any time prior to the deadline for submission of applications. The amendments may not affect the eligibility and the evaluation criteria. In order to afford reasonable time for Applicants to fulfil the modified terms of the call, the Managing Authority may extend the deadline for the submission of applications. If the Applicant submitted the application before publishing an amendment, the Applicant cannot suffer disadvantage due to the modified terms of the conditions.

The Managing Authority after consultation with the National Authority may decide to cancel the Call for proposals procedure at any stage, but particularly if

  •   there have been irregularities in the procedure, in particular where these have prevented equal treatment;

  •   exceptional circumstances or force majeure render the normal implementation of the planned actions impossible.

If the Call for proposals is cancelled, the information on cancellation will be published on the www.skhu.eu website. Any potential losses from cancellation are not entitled for compensation.

 

PA 2 - Enhancing cross-border mobility

Specific objective 2.1 – Increasing the density between border crossing points along the Hungarian-Slovak border

  1. Allocated ERDF funds: 16 690 000 EUR

  2. Selection procedure: One step application procedure

  3. Timeframe: Open continuously with deadlines of 3 November and 31 January in every year

  4. Total4 project size: Not specified5

  5. Project duration: 36 months

  6. Expected achievements

The aim of the Specific objective is to increase the density between border crossing points along the Hungarian-Slovak border. As a result of the implementation of activities the density of border crossing road infrastructure will be increased, travelling time from regional and sub-regional centres to the TEN-T corridors will be shortened, and consequently the specific greenhouses gas emission will decrease.

  1. Indicative list of eligible actions

    •   Preparation of investments: elaboration of studies, analyses, feasibility studies, technical plans, purchase of permissions (activity shall not be supported separately);

    •   Construction of cross-border roads, bridges and ferries and infrastructure, including passive noise reduction (noise barriers, protecting trees) solutions (as additional activities) with clear and direct link to the TEN-T network.

  2. Indicative list of eligible Applicants

    •   Public institutions;

    •   Planning institutions;

    •   State owned companies with objectives related to the objective of the priority (public

      transport);

    •   Municipalities, county/regional municipalities.

  3. Result indicator: Average distance between border crossing points

  4. Output indicators: Total length of newly built roads

 

Specific objective 2.2.1 – Improving cross-border public transport services

  1. Allocated ERDF funds: 10 980 000 EUR

  2. Selection procedure: One step application procedure

  3. Timeframe: Open continuously with deadlines of 3 November and 31 January in every year

  4. Total6 project size: 100 000 EUR to 1 000 000 EUR

  5. Project duration: 24 months

  6. Expected achievements

    Thanks to the planned interventions the interconnectivity of regional centres and sub-centres and the internal permeability of the border region will be improved. Increase in number of users of public transport facilities decreases the pollution. As a result the number of cross-border public transport services and the passengers using these services will increase which indirectly improves also the level of social interconnectivity.

  7. Indicative list of eligible actions

    •   Development of cross-border intelligent transport systems (ITS), passenger information systems, on-line schedules, e-ticketing, mobile apps, common tariff systems;

    •   Development and integration of cross-border public transport services, establishing transport associations;

    •   Investments on infrastructure (e.g. vehicles - buses, ferries, boats -, bus and railway stations, ferry ports),

    •   Investments contributing to a better accessibility of urban functions;

    •   Development of demand-driven cross-border transport services;

    •   In case of activities related to road constructions passive noise reduction (noise barriers, protecting trees) solutions (activity shall not be supported separately).

    •   Preparation of investments: elaboration of studies, analyses, concepts; elaboration of recommendations concerning legal-administrative bottlenecks hampering cross-border mobility e.g. allowance of cabotage, ease of international transport rules between the two states etc. (activity shall not be supported separately);

  8. Indicative list of eligible Applicants

    •   Public institutions;

    •   Private institutions serving public interests;

    •   State owned companies;

    •   European Groupings for Territorial Cooperation (EGTC);

    •   Non-governmental organizations (NGO);

    •   Development agencies;

    •   Municipalities, county/regional municipalities;

    •   Universities and research institutes for transport.

  9. Result indicator: Change in the volume of cross-border public transport

  10. Output indicators: Number of new public transport services started within the framework of the programme

 

Specific objective 2.2.2 – Improving cross-border logistic services

  1. Allocated ERDF funds: 6 938 080 EUR

  2. Selection procedure: One step application procedure

  3. Timeframe: Open continuously with deadlines of 3 November and 31 January in every year

  4. Total9 project size: 200 000 EUR to 2 000 000 EUR

  5. Project duration: 24 months10

  6. Expected achievements

    Thanks to the planned interventions the interconnectivity of regional centres and sub-centres as well as economic areas along the border will be improved. Increase in volume of rail and inland waterway transport decreases the pollution. As a result of the PA, logistic service providers start to cooperate in order to create synergies across the border. The users of integrated logistic services will increase and in this way economic cohesion of the border area will be strengthened.

  7. Indicative list of eligible actions

    •   Realization of cross-border cooperation initiatives in the field of logistics, development of integrated service systems, infrastructure and ICT applications;

    •   Investments on infrastructure (e.g. railway stations, ferry ports and roads linking new ports to the existing transport network).

    •   Preparation of investments: elaboration of studies, analyses, concepts (activity shall not be supported separately);

  8. Indicative list of eligible Applicants

    •   Public institutions;

    •   Private institutions serving public interests;

    •   State owned companies;

    •   European Groupings for Territorial Cooperation (EGTC);

    •   Non-governmental organizations (NGO);

    •   Development agencies;

    •   Municipalities, county/regional municipalities;

    •   Universities and research institutes for transport.

  9. Result indicator: Change in the volume of cross-border good transport

  10. Output indicators: Number of new logistic services started within the framework of the programme



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