The Programme

Interreg VI-A IPA Hungary Serbia is an initiative implemented within the 2021-2027 European Union financial framework, under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA). The main aim of the Programme is to foster and encourage the harmonious cross-border development of the region, by co-financing great ideas by non-profit organizations from the Programme’s territory. This Programme is co-funded by the European Union.

Programme area

The Programme area includes the following NUTS III level (or equivalent) regions in the two participating countries:

Hungarian counties: Bács – Kiskun, Csongrád – Csanád.

Serbian districts: West Bačka, North Bačka , South Bačka, North Banat, Central Banat, South Banat, Srem.


Priorities and objectives

Overview and breakdown of priorities and programme objectives:

Priority 1: A greener region

  • Objective 1.1: Climate change adaptation, risk prevention (SO 2.4)
  • Objective 1.2: Biodiversity and reduced pollution (SO 2.7)

Priority 2: Enhancing the human and cultural values

  • Objective 2.1: Education and lifelong learning (SO 4.2)
  • Objective 2.2: Culture and tourism (SO 4.6)

Priority 3: Cross-border institutional and civil cooperation

  • Objective 3.1: Harmonious neighbourly relations through cooperation
  • Objective 3.2: Border crossing management

Financial framework

The total EU contribution to the Programme (ERDF/IPA-Instrument for Pre Accession Assistance) is EUR 63 550 000. Taking into consideration the national counterpart (including also the own contribution of project partners), the total budget of the new Interreg VI-A IPA CBC Hungary-Serbia Programme is EUR 74 764 708.


Major eligibility rules

Summary of major eligibility criteria for potential Applicants, as follows:

  • being a non-profit legal person governed by public or private law for the purposes of public interest (with exceptional status for state owned companies),

  • having the headquarters or a regional/local branch office in the eligible Programme area (check for exceptions),

  • having stable and sufficient professional and financial resources,

  • experience in managing activities similar to the ones in the application,

  • directly responsible for the project and not act as an intermediary,

  • not falling under the listed exclusion criteria.

Detailed information on eligibility for Applicants is available in the Guidelines for Applicants for each Call for Proposals.


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