Building partnership!


Building partnership!

Crossing Bridges with the Help of Ambassadors

  • AcronymCORD
  • Call IDSKHU/1601
  • Priority AxisEnhancing cooperation of public authorities
  • Specific objective4.1 Improving the level of cross border inter-institutional cooperation and broadening cross border cooperation between citizens.
  • Registration No.SKHU/1601/4.1/104
  • Total Project budget340,070.30 €
  • Total ERDF awarded289,059.75 €
  • Project start date10 May 2018
  • Project end date30 October 2019
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  • Project statusClosed

Being considered the backbone of Europe's economy, SMEs also play a crucial role in the regional development. They are naturally present in the rural and less-developed regions, not as attractive for foreign investors or large companies due to different reasons. On the other side, they seem to be the inseparable part of the regional eco-system, tend to be more responsible towards their employees and more integrated into local society. They might be successful, innovative, but so strongly connected with the region that they don’t even think about going abroad. The statistic shows that internationally active SMEs are generally more productive, more innovative and employ a larger share of skilled workers. While some companies, especially in the high-tech sector, can be born global, the majority of firms see internationalisation as a gradual, learning progression from the domestic market to foreign operations. As most of the economic development is concentrated in the urban areas, systematic support of entrepreneurship in the rural areas is insufficient and services facilitating the cross-border operations are scarce. It’s even getting worse when focusing on the eastern regions or the female entrepreneurship support in this area. As a consequence, the international activities Slovak and Hungarian SMEs rank among the worst performers within the EU. Based upon the results of a successful project implemented under the HU-SK CBC Programme 2007-2013, as well as using the synergy effect of the EEN’s offer, the aim of this project is to establish closer cooperation among organizations providing support to start-ups, potential entrepreneurs and SMEs (and females), improve their cooperation efficiency focusing strictly on the facilitation of cross-border activities by the improvement of supporting cross-border activities in the border area. The added value will be seen not only in the offered project’s tailor-made services, but also on the development of joint services.


Lead Beneficiary / ERDF awarded

HEPA Magyar Exportfejlesztési Ügynökség Nonprofit Zrt.

1095 Budapest, Ipar utca 5.

78,710.00 €

Beneficiary 1 / ERDF awarded

Slovenská podnikateľská agentúra

81109 Bratislava Miletičova 23

68,276.08 €

Beneficiary 2 / ERDF awarded

Regionálne poradenské a informačné centrum

94501 Komárno Eötvösa 12

28,687.50 €

Beneficiary 3 / ERDF awarded

Asociácia lektorov a kariérnych poradcov

97405 Banská Bystrica Kremnička 53

37,212.15 €

Beneficiary 4 / ERDF awarded

Győr-Moson-Sopron Megyei Kereskedelmi és Iparkamara

9021 Győr, Szent István út. 10/A

32,544.80 €

Beneficiary 5 / ERDF awarded

Magyar Női Unió Egyesület

1016 Budapest, Tigris utca 3.

43,629.22 €