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Approved projects in the frame of the 5th deadline for submission of project applications of the Cooperation Programe Interreg V-A Slovenia-Hungary

In the frame of the 7th meeting of the Monitoring Committee (MC), which took place on 12 November 2018 in Mala Nedelja, Slovenia, the members of the MC approved projects that were submitted within the 5th deadline for the submission of project proposals.

New version of the eMS information system presented to the representatives of the Audit Authority and Audit Bodies from Austria, Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia

The Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy in its role as the Managing Authority (MA) and Joint Secretariats (JS) for the Cooperation Programmes Interreg V-A Slovenia-Austria, Slovenia-Hungary and Slovenia-Croatia delivered a presentation of the new version of the electronic Monitoring System to the representatives of the Group of Auditors (GoA).

ESCAPE – Presentation of the new touristic product

On Wednesday, November 7, in Szentgotthárd you are kindly invited to the presentation of the new touristic product of the project “Escape”.

ESCAPE – Hike on the Way of Ghosts

On Saturday, October 20, in Orfalu you are kindly invited for a hike on the Path of Ghosts in the frame of the project “Escape”.

European Cooperation Day 2018 in Porabje

Szentgotthárd/Monošter, 15 September 2018 – Under the auspices of the European Commission and the INTERACT program throughout Europe for the seventh consecutive year, events are taking place at the European Cooperation Day. The events of this year’s ECday 2018 take place under the slogan “Painting our future together”, whereby event organizers wish to emphasize the importance of the achievements of European regions and countries in cross-border cooperation. Projects implemented in this context have a significant impact on the quality of living of residents in border areas and bring long-term effects in the field of economy, tourism, cooperation as well as the preservation of the rich natural and cultural heritage. In this area, Slovenia has already with the neighboring country of Hungary realized a number of successful cross-border projects, which form the identity of the border area. The first results of the co-financed project Green Exercise have been introduced to the participants of today’s cycling event in Porabje. Which has been organized by the Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy (PSC), the Managing Authority for the Cross-Border Co-operation Program Interreg V-A Slovenia-Hungary in the period 2014-2020 in cooperation with the project partners of the Green Exercise project and the organizers of 13th  recreational cycling marathon Goričko-Raab-Őrszég.

 A group of 150 participants from Slovenia and Hungary gathered in Monoštor, Hungary. The participants were welcomed by dr. Csaba Neméth, representative of national Park Őrszég, Aleš Mrkela, Program manager of the Cooperation program Interreg V-A Slovenia-Hungary and the Consul General of Republic of Slovenia in Monošter Mr. Boris Jesih. The presentation of the Green Exercise project was followed. Representative of the project’s lead partner emphasized that the project seeks to promote the existing cross-border cultural and natural tourist offer of the Slovene-Hungarian border area, and this is complemented with a special emphasis on a healthy lifestyle, a sustainable and environmentally friendly mode of transport (especially cycling). To achieve the goals, the existing cultural and natural tourist elements with developmental elements planned in the framework of the project through cycling and hiking trails, as well as the creation of “green parks” on both sides of the border will be linked. The presentation was concluded with the opening ceremony of one of the nine planned green parks, the Green Park in Monoštor.

The participants then went for biking around the area between the Slovenian and Hungarian border. Cyclists were offered two tours, shorter 35 km and longer 90 km. The shorter distances led the participants from the Slovenian Cultural and Information Center in Monoter to the Slovenian-Hungarian border in Čepinci, where the first refreshment station was. There was a return to SzentGotthárd with second intermediate stop in Dolenj Senik / Alsószölnök, where Zeleni park Dolnji Senik was set up within the Green Exercise project. A 90 km long tour led participants from Monoštr to the Slovenian Hungarian border on Hodoš and refreshment stations in Markovci where the Hostel – Peterloug was set up by the project. It was followed by cycling until the next stop at the castle Goričko and then a return to Monošter via the border crossing of Martinje with the last stop at Zeleni park Dolnja Senik.

The event presented a nice opportunity to exchange experiences, opinions and, of course, socialize representatives of various institutions and the public.

As one of the speakers said, Slovenia and Hungary want to show that joint borders within the framework of cross-border programs are linked to us by participating in the Day of European Cooperation. These programs seek to achieve the central objective of the European Union’s cohesion policy, namely to increase the economic and social cohesion of the participating countries with a view to promoting a harmonious, balanced and sustainable development. ”

News by TV AS about the event can be watched here.


11 out of 12 Project Applications submitted for the fifth deadline are administratively eligible

The fifth deadline set for the submission of project applications in the frame of the Open Call for Proposals expired on 29th June 2018. Until this date, 12 project applications were submitted.

Three SI-HU cultural heritage projects among the „Inspiring examples of Interreg cultural heritage projects in the framework of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage”

Three cultural heritage projects co-financed by the Cooperation Programme Interreg V-A Slovenia-Hungary are cited in the e-publication presenting altogether 35 cross-border (V-A and IPA), 27 transnational (V-B) and 8 interregional (V-C) European cultural heritage projects.


You are invited to attend our cycling event in Porabje (Hungary) on Saturday, 15 September 2018 in the framework of the European Cooperation Day (EC DAY) 2018.


Save the date and take part in our cycling event in the frame of the European Cooperation Day 2018 which will take place on Saturday, 15 September 2018 in Hungary and Slovenia.