Newsletter 03, First Call for Proposals Launched!

First Call Now Open!

Dear Readers,

this spring we have some very exciting news to share: after the successful finalisation of the programming exercise, the adoption of the Cooperation Programme by the European Commission and the Kick-off Conference, the Programme has reached another major milestone and we are proud to announce that the First Call for Proposals of the Programme  has been published on Monday, 29 February 2016.

With resources available through the Programme’s three out of four Priority Axes  amounting to a grand total of more than 26.5 M EUR, there are plenty of opportunities for Hungarian-Croatian partnerships to apply their project proposals for funding by the Programme within any of the supported areas: Sustainable Use of Natural and Cultural Assets; Cooperation or Education.

As before, the Call will be open for more than 90 days, until the last day of May, leaving abundant time for the applicants to develop their project ideas and transform them into project proposals, as well as to elaborate and acquire all the required documentation. All the way, the JS and the JS Contact points  will be providing support, with a round of Information Days and accompanying Partner Search Forums planned for the first half of April.

All along the application package, FAQs, the online partner search module and all the most relevant and up-to-date information will be available through the Programme’s website, with all the help the applicants may need only a click away.

We wish all the applicants a successful preparation period and do remember to mark your calendars: the last day for submitting the final project proposals is 31 May 2016. 

With the Programme implementation heating up, there are two more important events to announce this spring. First, the beginning of the implementation of the Programme's first project: ‘De-mine HUHR II' (De-contamination of the war-affected territories). This strategic project, included as such in Interreg V-A Hungary-Croatia Cooperation Programme 2014-2020, is a follow-up of the well-known ‘De-mine HUHR’ project and will be looking to capitalise on the results of the previous cooperation while addressing one of the major issues the border region is confronted with.

We are also very happy to announce the launch of the Programme's Social Media Profiles on Facebook and Twitter and the opening of an additional channel of communication between the Programme and its beneficiaries, with always the freshest and most relevant information readily available. 

Plenty more details about the First Call in the Newsletter ahead!