On 26 October 2017 in Szentgotthard/Monošter, Hungary the Subsidy contract for the co-financing with funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for the project Guide2Visit approved in the frame of the 2nd deadline in the frame of the Cooperation Programme Interreg V-A Slovenia-Hungary for the programme period 2014-2020 was signed.

The official signing of the contract with the project Guide2Visit, was part of the project’s opening conference. Present were welcomed by the Consulate General of the Republic of Slovenia in Szentgotthard dr. Boris Jesih, State Secretary responsible for the environment, agricultural development and hungarikums Zsolt V. Németh and the President of the Assembly of County Vas László Majthényi.

Director of county administration dr. Péter Balázsy gave the main information on the project, namely that the total value of the project is 2.018.740,53 EUR EUR, the maximum rate of cofinancig is85% of the total budget of the project,, six Slovene and Hungarian  partners will participate in the project, the closure of the project will be in year 2020.


The aim of the project is to promote a common border region as an attractive tourist destination and to present together the common natural and cultural heritage of the border area. So far, the mentioned area does not appear as a single, common tourist destination, and therefore the number of tourist trips and overnight stays according to the tourist potential is low. A combined and linked offer will attract more visitors and increase the length of stay than if the offer was limited to the local level in one country. The project will be implemented in synergy with the IronCurtainCycling project, which is also financed from the SI-HU cooperation program.

Further program manager of the program Interreg V-A Slovenia-Hungary Aleš Mrkela stressed out that in the period 2014-2020, the already very successful cross-border cooperation between the two countries will continue and will be further strengthened and also in the future a large number of successful connections on both sides of the border, and projects that will contribute to improving the quality of life of the inhabitants of the common border area are anticipated. The projects through which cross-border relations are practically made, ultimately contribute to the understanding of diversity, enrich us mentally and conceptually and promote awareness that our neighbourhood is not foreign but part of a common Europe.

The forth deadline of the Open Call will close on 14 November 2017. The selection procedures for the projects should be completed by the March 2018.

Information on the approved projects is available under the following link.