General information about the Interreg V-A Italy-Slovenia programme 2014-2020

Description of the Programme

With a financial allocation of more than € 90 million, Interreg V-A Italy –Slovenia Programme will support a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth as planned by the Europe 2020 Strategy, spending significant resources on growth, innovation,  quality of life and environmental sustainability, also through the improvement of the efficiency of public administration. The Programme will cover the seven-year period of the European Programme 2014-2020, which will be developed to provide continuity with the previous 2007-2013 Programme, which has funded 87 projects aimed at enhancing  competitiveness, research and innovation, protection and promotion of cultural and natural resources, and cross-border activities.

Financial allocation

The overall Programme budget is € 91.682.299,00, with an ERDF contribution of € 77.929.954,00 (85%) and a national co-financing of € 13.752.346,00 (public and private).

The ERDF allocation has been distributed as indicated:

Priority Axis 1: Promoting innovation capacities for a more competitive area - 24% of the ERDF contribution, amounting to € 18.703.189,00.
Priority Axis 2: Cooperating for implementation of low carbon strategies and action plans - 15% of the ERDF contribution, amounting to € 11.689.493,00.
Priority Axis 3: Protecting and promoting natural and cultural resources - 35% of the ERDF contribution, amounting to € 27.275.484,00.
Priority Axis 4: Enhancing capacity building and cross-border governance - 20% of the ERDF contribution, amounting to €15.585.991,00.
Priority Axis 5: Technical Assistance - 6% of the ERDF contribution, equal to € 4.675.797,00.

State of the art (last update on May 2017)

May, 24th-25th, 2017: Fourth Meeting of the Monitoring Committee in Trieste (Italia). The adopted decisions are the following:

February, 22nd-23rd, 2017: Third Meeting of the Monitoring Committee in Trieste (Italia). The adopted decisions are the following:

January 5th, 2017: Publication on the GECT GO/EZTS GO website of the public notice for Call addressed to individuals for the establishment of a roster of independent experts for the quality assessment of ITI project proposals

December 21st, 2016: Publication on the FVG Bullettin of the GECT GO/EZTS GO public notice for submitting ITI projects

December 12th, 2016: Approval of the Call addressed to individuals for the establishment of a roster of independent experts for the assessment of project proposals in the Interreg V-A Italy-Slovenia programme published

October 7th, 2016: PUBLIC NOTICE of a Call addressed to individuals for the establishment of a roster of independent experts for the assessment of project proposals in the Interreg V-A Italy-Slovenia programme published

September 9th,2016: Notice regarding the extension of the deadline of the calls for standard project proposals n. 1/2016 1b, 2/2016 4e, 3/2016 6c, 6d, 6f e 4/2016 11 ETC

July 14th, 2016: info day in Postumia (Slovenia) regarding the first calls for standard’ projects.

June 29th, 2016: local event in Venice (Italy) regarding the first calls for standard’ projects.

June 15th, 2016: publication of the first calls for standard’ projects.

June 9th  2016: ‘’Building bridges between cross-border experiences 2007-2013 and perspectives 2014-2020’’ event, organized by the Management Authority in agrrement with the institutional Partnership. The event, which took place at the Friuli Venezia Giulia autonomous Region Auditorium, focused on the concrete results of the 2007-2013 Programming Period, the main content of the new Interreg V-A Italy-Slovjnia 2014-2020 Programme and gave  information about the forthcoming  first calls for standard’ projects.

May 20th, 2016: Second Meeting of the Monitoring Committee in Postojna (Slovenia). The adopted decisions are the following:

March 8th, 2016: First Meeting of the Monitoring Committee in Nova Gorica (Slovenia); the MC approved its internal Rules of Procedures (available in English only). The MC members list and the adopted decisions are the following:

December 15th, 2015: approval by the European Commission of the Cooperation Programme by Decision C (2015) 9285 of 12.15.15, officially notified through the data circuit SFC2014 on 21st December 2015.

December 4th, 2015: official re-sending to the European Commission of Cooperation Programme, further integrated.

December 3rd, 2015: submission by the European Commission of the so-called "Outstanding comments", i.e. the latest minor changes necessary for the adoption of the programme by the same.

October 30th, 2015: submission to the European Commission of the Cooperation Programme revised with the additional information requested.

October 26th, 2015: according with Article 29 (3) of Regulation (EU) 1303/2013 the European Commission transmitted to the Managing Authority and the Member States its comments.

July 27th, 2015: as a result of the transposition of the documents of agreement required by the ninth paragraph of Article 8 of Regulation (EU) 1299/2013, the text of the Cooperation Programme and its Annexes have been transmitted to the European Commission through the electronic data exchange system SFC2014.

July 27th, 2015: signing of the agreement on the content of the Programme by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Ministry of Cohesion Policies of the Republic of Italy, and of the confirmation of the national co-financing no. PCM-DPC 569 laid down by the above Rule 1299/2013.

July 15th, 2015: the Republic of Slovenia opened the national consultation of the Programme, which was successfully concluded  by the signing of the agreement of the contents of the Programme by the Government office of the Republic of Slovenia for Development and European Cohesion policies and the confirmation of the national co-financing, n. 510-19/2013-SVLR/ dated 15th July 2015, in accordance with Article 8 (9) of Regulation (EC) No. 1299/2013.

July 2nd, 2015: the definitive text of the Cooperation Programme has been approved by the Task Force of the Programme by means of the 8th written procedure.

July 1st, 2015: launch of the public consultation on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). At the latest within 60 days from the date any observations  could be received in order to integrate the documents of the Programme – with regard to the environmental aspects – until the conclusion of the public consultation on SEA.

June 26th, 2015: adoption of a favourable opinion of the Council of local governments of Friuli Venezia Giulia and of the 5th Council committee on the Regional Executive resolution n.1183 of 19th June 2015, concerning the “Prior adoption  of the “Cross-border Cooperation Programme INTERREG V Italy-Slovenia 2014-2020”.

June 19th, 2015: prior adoption of the Programme, the Environmental report and the Non-technical summary from the Friuli Venezia Giulia Regional Executive with resolution No 1183.
May 2013-June 2015: set up a Task Force composed by the Institutional partners of the Programme (Representatives of the Republic of Slovenia, Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Region of Veneto and European Commission) in order to prepare the contents of the Programme and supervise the programming procedures. The Task Force, after a long and complex negotiation phase (13 plenary meetings, 10 meetings of the Technical Working Group, 8 written procedures and two invitations by the European Commission to Brussels (5th and 20th March 2015), has progressively defined the contents of the programming documents: the eligible area of the Programme, the Managing Authority, the Thematic Objectives, the introduction of the ITI - Integrated Territorial Investment, managed by the GECT GO acknowledged as intermediate body of the Programme, the list of activities to be financed by the Programme; the types of projects (standard, strategic and ITI projects) and the relative financial allocation; the indicators; the main elements of the management and control system of the Programme; the measures to be taken for the procedural adjustment of e-cohesion and  simplification, le contents of 11 annexes to the Programme.