The Slovak self-governing regions of Košice and Prešov and Ukrainian region of Transcarpathia have all been severely affected by the European economic crisis. The GDP in the three regions are below 30% of the EU average.
A total allocation of €12.7 million is available for the cross-border programme. The objective is to find common solutions to problems related to social and economic disparities on both sides of the Slovak-Ukrainian border.
The projects will be aiming at mitigation of existing barriers to cross-border cooperation, by creating or supporting existing cross-border partnerships, exchanging of know-how and improving border crossing conditions and cross-border information flows.
Who can apply for funding?
Slovak public, private organisations and NGOs are eligible for support. Participation from Ukrainian and Norwegian entities will be regulated through a partnership agreement. The Barents Secretariat will in the capacity as a donor programme partner assist in awareness-raising among potential partners in Norway.
When is the application deadline?
The deadline for submitting a proposal is 31 January, 2014.
You can read more about the cross-border cooperation programme here.