Projects

The Interreg V-A Italy-Slovenia Programme supports 3 typologies of projects as follows:

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State of the art of the projects financed by the Interreg V-A Italy Slovenia Cooperation Program in June 2018 (Italian version)

State of the art of the projects financed by the Interreg V-A Italy Slovenia Cooperation Program in June 2018 (Slovene version)

 

Budget and Priority Axis

The ProgramME addresses the current needs and challenges of the area on which is based. The total budget of the Programme is EUR 91.682.299,00, of which EUR 77.929.954,00 (85%) come from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and EUR 13.752.345,00, from the Italian and Slovenian national co-financing , and are intended to support the five priority axes:

Priority Axis 1: Promoting innovation capacities for a more competitive area: € 18.703.189,00

Priority Axis 2: Cooperating for implementation of low carbon strategies and action plans: € 11.689.493,00

Priority Axis 3: Protecting and promoting natural and cultural resources: € 27.275.484,00

Priority Axis 4: Enhancing capacity building and cross-border governance: €15.585.991,00

Priority Axis 5: Technical Assistance: € 4.675.797,00

Typologies of projects

1) Strategic projects, which assume a greater relevance in terms of implementation of the EU and Programme strategies concentrating efforts for a stronger cohesion of the new eligible area. By concentrating significant resources on specific thematic issues, strategic projects aim at producing positive and long-lasting outcomes in the entire cooperation area, strengthening cooperation opportunities and fostering joint experimentation and implementation. These projects ask for specific and increased institutional and technical competences in order to ensure deeper impact and benefits for the whole cooperation area.

A limited number of strategic projects will be implemented in a top down approach under Priority axes 1, 2, 3 and 4 for a total allocation amount of € 27.000.000 (ERDF) with the following breakdown:

  • Priority 1 (TO 1, IP 1b): 6 M€ for 2 projects;
  • Priority 2 (TO 4, IP 4e): 6 M€ for 2 projects;
  • Priority 3 (TO 6, IP 6c): 7,5 M€ for 3 projects;
  • Priority 3 (TO 6, IP 6d): 2,5 M€ for 1 project;
  • Priority 3 (TO 6, IP 6f): 2,5 M€ for 1 project;
  • Priority 4 (TO 11): 2,5 M€ for 1 project focused on civil protection.

Strategic projects will be based on the principle of equal partnership, i.e. each project will include at least two Italian Partners (one from Friuli Venezia Giulia Region and one from Veneto Region) and two Slovenian. The principle shall be applied only for this type of projects . Given their strategic nature, strategic projects will be selected through an institutional top-down approach through which focused themes will be identified in order to foster their expected impact and contribution to the overall Programme strategy. Each strategic project will count on financial amounts ranging approximately between 1.5 and 4 M€.

Two calls for strategic project have been published: the targeted call for proposals n.05 for strategic projects published on 7th February 2018 and closed on 28th March 2018 and the targeted call for proposals n. 06 for strategic projects published on 4 July 2018 and closed on 3 August 2018. The Program Monitoring Committee on 25 July 2018 by written procedure no. 18 approved the rankings of the projects related to the targeted call for proposals n. 05/2018. Of the 11 project proposals presented, 8 were accepted for funding. On October 25, 2018 the Program Monitoring Committee approved the rankings of the projects related to the Priority Axis 1b Strategic Theme 2 - Creative Industry of the Targeted Call for Proposals n. 06/2018. Of the two project proposals presented for Priority Axis 1b, one was eligible for funding.

2) Standard projects. On September 30th, 2016 the first calls for standard project proposals n. 1/2016 1b, 2/2016 4e, 3/2016 6c, 6d, 6f e 4/2016 11 ETC closed: 160 project were proposals submitted to confirm the high level of interest of the cross border area in response to the Programme challenges.

On June 28th, 2017 the Monitoring Committee approved the ranking lists of the the first calls for standard project proposals n. 1/2016 1b, 2/2016 4e, 3/2016 6c, 6d, 6f e 4/2016 11 ETC. Out of 160 project proposals submitted, only 27 standard projects are financed..

3) ITI projects.  On May 3rd, 2017  the Subsidy contracts for the two ITI projects approved by the Monitoring Committee on 22nd-23rd February 2017 were signed. The two projects with acronym “Isonzo-Soča” and “Salute-Zdravstvo” will be implemented in the framework of the Integrated Territorial Investment (ITI) of the cross-border area of European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) named “GECT GO / EZTS GO”, which includes the Municipalities of Gorizia (Italy), Nova Gorica (Slovenia) and Šempeter-Vrtojba (Slovenia). The first project involves the realization of the “Cross-border Nature Park of the Isonzo- Soča river” and includes both infrastructure investments (cycle paths and recreational areas) and territorial marketing activities. The cost of the project is EUR 5 million. The second project involves the development of a cross-border network of socio-health services for the community of the “GECT GO / EZTS GO” area. It will be implemented through the cooperation of bodies and institutions operating in the socio-health sector of the two States and three Municipalities. The cost of the project is EUR 5 million. The implementing body of both projects is the “GECT GO / EZTS GO”.