The Interreg Programme Slovenia-Hungary programme area for the period 2021-2027 includes the following eligible NUTS 3 regions:
– Slovenia: Pomurje and Podravje;
– Hungary: Vas and Zala counties.
The territory covers 10.627 km2 in total, two-thirds of the area belong to the Hungarian, and one-third to the Slovenian border region, divided by a border of 102 km in length. Population density is 90,6 persons/km2 which is way under EU-27 average. Podravje region is the most densely populated due to Maribor (the second biggest city in Slovenia), while the other regions are more sparsely populated, showing rural characteristics.