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The Programme has three strategic objectives:

  • Promote economic and social development in regions on both sides of the common borders (A)
  • Address common challenges in environment, public health, safety and security (B)
  • Promotion of better conditions and modalities for mobility of persons, goods and capital (C)

Strategic objectives are supported by four thematic objectives (TO)

  • Business and SME development (strategic objective A, TO1)
  • Promotion of border management and border security, mobility and migration management (strategic objective A,B,C, TO10)
  • Environmental protection, climate change mitigation and adaptation (strategic objective B, TO6)
  • Support to local and regional good governance (strategic objective A,B,C, TO5)

Specific areas of support within four strategic objectives:

TO1 Business and SME development:

  • Increasing SME development and entrepreneurship by fostering cross-border business contacts and the development of services and products
  • Increasing SME competitiveness and entrepreneurship by fostering cooperation between public, private and R&D sectors
  • Improving the business environment through the development of business support measures and infrastructure

TO10 Promotion of border management and border security, mobility and migration management

  • Increasing the throughput capacity of existing border crossing points through the development of BCP infrastructure and border management procedures
  • Increasing the throughput capacity of existing border crossing points by refurbishing and improving border crossing roads and supporting infrastructure

TO6 Environmental protection, climate change mitigation and adaptation

  • Improving the biodiversity of joint natural assets
  • Improving the quality of shared water assets by reducing their pollution load (including improving wastewater treatment facilities, improving solid (household and industrial) waste management and relevant facilities, and reducing pollution that is caused by the agricultural sector
  • Increasing awareness of environmental protection and efficient use of energy resources
  • Fostering shared actions in risk management and a readiness to cope with environmental disasters

TO5 Support to local and regional good governance

  • Improving cooperation between local and regional authorities and their sub-units
  • Improving cooperation between local and regional communities

TO1 and TO6 projects are funded through open calls and direct awards.
TO10 projects are funded only through direct awards.
TO5 projects are funded only through open calls.