Cross-border cooperation Bavaria - Czech Republic; application for funding

European Territorial Cooperation is an EU structural funding objective financed by the European Regional Development Fund. In the INTERREG program "Bavaria-Czech Republic", cross-border cooperation in the by-cz border area is promoted.


The program for cross-border cooperation Free State of Bavaria - Czech Republic Objective ETZ 2014-2020 builds on the EU program Objective 3 Free State of Bavaria - Czech Republic 2007-2013 (INTERREG IV).

The Objective 3 ETZ program Free State of Bavaria - Czech Republic 2014-2020 (INTERREG V) promotes cross-border cooperation in the Bavarian-Czech border region.

The objective of the program is to further develop the Bavarian-Czech border region into a common living, natural and economic area, to strengthen the competitiveness of the region and to sustainably improve the living and working conditions of the people.

Funding is possible in the following four priority axes:

  • Priority 1: Research, technological development and innovation.
  • Priority 2: Environmental protection and resource efficiency
  • Priority 3: Investment in skills and education
  • Priority 4: Sustainable networks and institutional cooperation

Funding volume: ERDF funding of around €103 million is available for the Bavaria-Czech Republic funding area for the entire 2014-2020 period.

Funding area: On the Bavarian side, the Objective 3 funding area includes the districts of Amberg-Sulzbach, Bayreuth, Cham, Deggendorf, Freyung-Grafenau, Hof, Kronach, Kulmbach, Neustadt an der Waldnaab, Passau, Regen, Regensburg, Schwandorf, Straubing-Bogen, Tirschenreuth and Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge, the independent cities of Amberg, Bayreuth, Hof, Passau, Regensburg, Straubing and Weiden in der Oberpfalz, and the districts of Plzensky kraj (Pilsen district), Karlovarský kraj (Karlovy Vary district) and Jihočeský kraj (South Bohemia district) on the Czech side.

The funding rates are up to 85% of the total project costs eligible for co-financing.

Furthermore, funding opportunities for citizen-oriented "small projects" also exist in the funding period 2014-2020 from the so-called disposition fund, which is administered by the two Euregios in the program area "Euregio Bayerischer Wald-Böhmer Wald-Unterer Inn" and "Euregio Egrensis".

Application processing agencies in Bavaria: Government of Upper Franconia, Government of Upper Palatinate, Government of Lower Bavaria

Application processing authoritiesin the Czech Republic: Karlovy Vary Region, Pilsen Region, South Bohemia Region.

The application is submitted in the electronic monitoring system (eMS) of the program Objective ETZ 2014-2020 (see under "Online procedure"). More detailed information is available on the program homepage under "Application" (see "Related links"). Please use the registration form (see under "Forms") to apply as a lead partner for access data to the eMS for yourself and your project partners at the joint secretariat (under the e-mail address: The Joint Secretariat then sends the access data to the respective e-mail address.

The Bavarian-Czech Monitoring Committee decides on the scheduling of projects. It usually meets twice a year and decides independently on the scheduling of the submitted projects. Further, detailed and continuously updated program information can be found on the program's own homepage (for links, see "Further links").


Funding principles:

  • A project must involve at least one Bavarian and one Czech partner.
  • The partners nominate a lead partner from among themselves, who bears the overall responsibility for the project implementation.
  • The project must be thematically related to a Specific Objective of the respective priority axis (program document see program homepage).
  • The project must have a positive impact on the Bavarian and Czech border regions.
  • The project must meet at least three of four cooperation criteria:
    • joint elaboration (obligatory)
    • joint implementation (obligatory)
    • joint personnel
    • joint financing


In principle, there are no deadlines.

Submission deadlines for the respective monitoring committees are announced on the program homepage under "Application" (see "Further links").

Required documents

  • Partnership agreement

    (can be downloaded from the programme homepage under "Application" - see "Further links")

  • Annex 'Relevance of the information contained in the application to the subsidy'.

    (can be downloaded from the programme homepage under "Application" - see "Further links")


  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Formular für die Registrierung eines Benutzers im elektronischen Monitoringsystem (eMS)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

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Status: 14.03.2023

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung und Energie

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