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Commission allocates ECU 30 million for cross-border cooperation between Austria and the CEECs

The European Commission has allocated an amount of ECU 30 million for the promotion of cross-border cooperation between Austria and the Central and East European countries (CEECs). The funds have been allocated within the INTERREG II Community initiative which aims to promote ...
The European Commission has allocated an amount of ECU 30 million for the promotion of cross-border cooperation between Austria and the Central and East European countries (CEECs). The funds have been allocated within the INTERREG II Community initiative which aims to promote cross-border cooperation within the European Union and with its external borders.

The present programme concerns cooperation activities between the Austrian Länder and the Slovak Republic, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Hungary. About 60% of funding will go to strengthening economic cooperation and development. Further priorities are "technical infrastructure", human resources, environment and nature conservancy, cross-border planning and technical assistance.

The goals of the development strategy are to support the border areas concerned in adjusting to new political realities in central Europe, and to promote bilateral cooperation at regional and local level by setting up cooperation networks. These programmes have particular significance in the context of the pre-accession strategy for the non-member countries concerned.

Community funding will be contributed from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) and the European Social Fund (ESF).
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