Building partnership!


Building partnership!

R2 and M3

R2 and M3


TAPE title Between R2 and M3.Toward a new cross-border north-south economic development axis
Acronym R2 and M3
CCP-LB Nógrádi Fejlesztési Ügynökség 
Duration 49 months
Total budget of TAPE 3 722 248,03 € 

The economic development impact of large traffic corridors, highways and railway corridors is well-known. Various studies underline the fact that these infrastructural facilities have only a limited influencing effect which is around 25-30 km. 

The M3 motorway, which is an important pan-European corridor, has a similar effect to the county of Nógrád. Similarly, the R2 speed way improves the conditions of the Central Slovakian region. The development of the speed way between the cities of Zólyom and Lučenec are in process. This motorway and speed way draws a dynamically developing axis, while the middle regions between these infrastructures are among the most underdeveloped regions. 

The implementation of the Territorial Action Plan for Employment within the INTERREG V-A Slovakia-Hungary Cooperation Program is completed in the eastern part of Nógrád County and in the southern part of Losonc District. The purpose of the action plan is to launch a North-South development axis. Subsequently, frame of the action plan will undertake the following interventions:

  • in the case of one Hungarian and two Slovakian companies, job-creating investments will made that help the process of becoming a supplier (creating 13 new jobs);
  • development of training capacities in order to become a supplier
  • development of infrastructure will be made that attracts the investors in a brownfield industrial area in Fiľakovo;
  • and a cross-border program will be implemented that helps the disadvantaged unemployed people to get to the labour market.

As a result of the action plan, a North-South economic development initiative will be established that will successfully coordinate the economic and employment programs which support the development of the region; providing the necessary background services improves the chances of the SMEs to become suppliers; number of the unemployed will be decreased through industrial development projects and through employment initiatives that are oriented toward different strata of society. 

With the help of TAPE, the cross-border region of Nógrád will get out from the development shadow, while economic integration processes are launched that reduce the dividing impact of the border.

Related projects: 

SKHU/1802/3.1/028 - CCP - M3-R2
SKHU/1802/3.1/054 - DIGI
SKHU/1802/3.1/033 - TRAIN
SKHU/1802/3.1/011 - DevInvestEnviro
SKHU/1802/3.1/035 - REWO