State of the art

With regard to the INTERREG Italy-Slovenia 2021-2027, the Managing Authority of the current Programme 2014-2020 had already proposed an item on the agenda of the 9th and 10th Monitoring Committee, held in October and December 2018 .

Last May 2019 at the 11th meeting of the Monitoring Committee, the European Commission, through its representative illustrated the orientation document for preparation of the INTERREG 2021-2027 Programme prepared by the EC Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy and entitled “Border Orientation Paper-Italy-Slovenia” (BoP).

The EC representative of DG Regio urged the Programme Monitoring Committee to activate the 2021-2027 programming phase.

During the 12th Monitoring Committee meeting in September 2019, the Managing Authority presented the technical documentation for the formal establishment of the Programme Task Force, prior designation of its representatives by the two Member States.

The Task Force was established. It met in its first session on November 12th, 2019 and approved its internal Regulations (RoP and annexs). To the first TF were submitted also the survey for the public consultation, a timeline for the programming phase and a costs forecast for first preparatory activities. The Task Force decided that an application procedure to establish the new Managing Authority should be initiated prior to any other decision.

In this sense, a first written procedure was concluded within the Task Force at the end of 2019 which started the mentioned application procedure, which is still open.

The second TF meeting - originally scheduled in late February and called upon to decide also on the establishment of the Managing Authority 2021-27 - was cancelled due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 emergency. The Managing Authority proposed to arrange a meeting in virtual mode wich, after several postponements, has been scheduled for May 27th, 2020.  

To date, Programme financial allocation and definition of the eligible area are still not determined.