European Regional Development Fund
What is the amount available in this call for proposals?
Within the frames of the Interreg V-A Slovkia-Hungary Cooperation Programme 146 460 448 EUR is available from the European Reagional Development Fund to fund project proposals. During the first call the available amount is 67 475 822 EUR. However, the Monitoring Committee of the programme reserves the right to change this amount.
What documents belong to the application package?
The following documents belong to the application package:
The application package can be downloaded in a .zip file.
Is it possible that the documents change during the period of the call?
Yes, it is. If we notice a mistake in any of the documents, we correct it and publish it with a different verison number.
If I do not use the latest version of a document, will my application be rejected?
No, it will not. However, it is highly important to continuously follow the latest versions and use them.
Which Annexes shall be submitted to the Application form?
Applicants are obliged to submit the Application form and all its Annexes until the given deadline. Mandatory annexes are divided into two categories: general and specific annexes.
Can I submit other documents clarifying my project proposal, like feasibility study or books?
Any further supporting documents can be submitted which according to the opinion of the Lead Beneficiary help the correct interpretation of the proposal (clarification of the ownership, letter of intents of the target groups, etc.).
Do I have to submit the technical plans?
Each Beneficiary having construction/reconstruction works that require building permission is obliged to submit the Technical plans to the Application form. Technical plans must meet all criteria set in the relevant national regulations. Furthermore, the technical plans shall include a short textual description of the planned construction/reconstruction works in English, photo documentation of the current situation and preliminary cost calculation as well.
What if my construction/reconstruction works does not require technical plans?
In case of construction/reconstruction works that does not require building permission and technical plans, Applicants shall submit Simplified building documentation including short textual description of the planned construction/reconstruction works in English, simplified drawings if available, photo documentation of the current situation and budget estimation as well.
Do I have to submit valid building permissions to the Application form?
Each Beneficiary having construction/reconstruction activity and having costs on “Infrastructure and works” expenditure category is obliged to submit the building permission to the Application form.
In case the building permissions are not available at the time of submission of the Application, Applicants shall submit the proof of the request for building permits. Applicants shall submit the building permissions not later than three month after the receipt of the notifying letter on approval of the project from the Managing Authority.
Is there any exception for transport construction projects?
Yes, there is. In case the project contains construction of border crossing roads, bridges or ferries and land acquisition procedure is necessary, Applicants may submit the building permissions - regarding the above mentioned construction parts - not later than six month after the receipt of the notifying letter on approval of the project from the Managing Authority (in this case the proof of the request for building permits shall not be submitted with the Application form). Managing Authority reserves the right not to conclude the Subsidy contract in case the building permission is not provided within the given deadline.
What if my construction/reconstruction works does not require building permission?
In case Applicant introduced construction/reconstruction activity that does not require building permission, Applicants are obliged to submit declaration issued by architect registered at engineering chamber/chamber of architects stating that the planned construction/reconstruction works does not require building permission.
Do I have to submit the Environmental Impact Assessment?
Yes. In case of your construction require Environmental Impact Assessment according to the national rules EIA must be submitted to the Application form.
In case the Environment Impact Assessment is obligatory but not available at the time of submission, Applicants shall submit the proof of the request for the Assessment to the Application form. Applicants shall submit the Assessment not later than three month after the receipt of the notifying letter on approval of the project from the Managing Authority.
In case the project contains construction of border crossing roads, bridges or ferries and land acquisition procedure is necessary, Applicants may submit the Assessment not later than six month after the receipt of the notifying letter on approval of the project from the Managing Authority (in this case the proof of the request for Assessment shall not be submitted with the Application form). Managing Authority reserves the right not to conclude the ERDF contract in case the building permission (and Assessment) is not provided within the given deadline.
What if my construction/reconstruction works does not require EIA or the project does not even have construction/reconstruction works?
In case the project does not include any construction/reconstruction activity and does not have costs on “Infrastructure and works” cost category or the planned activities do not require Environmental Impact Assessment according to national rules each Project partner shall submit signed (and stamped) Declaration on exemption from EIA. Applicants shall use the template included in the Application package as Annex IV. – Declaration on exemption from EIA.
Do I have to submit official declaration on Natura 2000?
In case of each Project partner the relevant national rules must be respected. In order to decide whether the Project partner is obliged to submit an Official declaration issued by relevant Authority about the effects on Natura 2000 sites please study the Infochart prepared by the Joint Secretariat.
According to the rules applied in the Programme each Beneficiary shall submit signed (and stamped) Sworn statement on Natura 2000 that project activities may not harm Natura 2000 sites using the template included in the Application package as Annex V. – Sworn statement on Natura 2000 or Official declaration issued by relevant Authority on Natura 2000.
Template of Declaration on Natura 2000 to be used by the Slovak Project partners is available in Annex VI. – Declaration on Natura 2000 for SK partners.
Which indicators are relevant for my project?
Indicators are quantitative values developed on programme and project level in order to measure the programme and project results and outputs. The project results and tangible outcomes needs to contribute to the target value of the relevant Programme specific result indicator and to at least one of the SO’s Common and programme specific output indicator.
How shall my project contribute to result indicator?
The result indicator is a tool to measure the impact the Programme has made on its programme area. Applicants shall describe the project’s contribution to the fulfilment of the relevant result indicator. Result indicators have to be fulfilled during sustainability period (5 years duration after the end date of the project) and are measured at Programme level by the Managing Authority.
How shall my project contribute to output indicator?
Common and Programme specific output indicator is a numerical measurement of the achievements of the projects. These are designed to contribute to the achievement of the Programme specific result indicators. Applicants shall choose at least one Common and Programme Specific Output Indicator that is most relevant to the project. Projects not contributing to any predefined Output indicator cannot be supported. In case the project can contribute to more Output indicators Applicants shall quantify all relevant indicators.
How shall I estimate the "Increase in expected number of visits to supported sites of cultural and natural herit-age and attractions (visits/year)" indicator in case of PA1?
Applicants shall estimate the increase in the number of visits to the developed site in the year following project completion. The indicator is valid for site improvements that aim to attract and accept visitors for sustainable tourism. It includes sites with or without previous tourism activity (e.g. nature parks or buildings converted to museum). One visitor can make multiple visits; a group of visitors count as many visits as many members the group has. Estimation shall be realistic and will be controlled in the first follow up report of the project. Applicants shall estimate according to:
What activities are relevant for project specific output indicator “Length of cycle paths”?
Applicant shall select and set the target value for this project specific output indicator only in those cases, if project aim includes construction/reconstruction of cycle paths. Indicator is not relevant for those applications which includes exclusively installation of cycling signs and plates.
How shall I plan my staff costs: on real cost of flat rate basis?
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