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: gs-etz@@reg-ofr.bayern.de). 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").