The Interreg V-A Italy-Slovenia programme will support 3 typologies of projects as follows:

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€.

This is the fifth call of the Programme and its notice is also published on the Official Bulletin of the Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia No 6 dated 7 February 2018. Information and documents related to this Call are available here (in Italian and Slovene language only).

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”.