Information on Interreg AT-HU 2014-2020

Cross-Border-Cooperation Programme Interreg V-A Austria-Hungary

Hungary is more than paprika, Imre Kertész and Balaton, and Austria has more to offer than Wiener Schnitzel, Mozart and the Riesenrad.

Here you will get more information on the programme.

Contact person for Viennese project partners:

  • City of Vienna - Municipal Department 27 - European Affairs - Vienna
  • Mag.a Andrea Schwecherl
  • Tel:   +43 1 4000 27063
  • E-Mail:

Programme area:

  • on Austrian side: North, Central and Southern Burgenland, Vienna, Wiener Umland - Südteil, South of Lower Austria, Graz and Eastern Styria;
  • on Hungarian side: Győr-Moson-Sopron, Vas and Zala. 

Potential project partners:

  • Public and private research institutions
  • Schools and universities
  • Public institutions (federal government, regions, municipalities and their organisations)
  • NGOs
  • Public and private companies
  • the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC)
  • other institutions, e.g. advocacy groups, clubs, chambers and associations

Physical persons or political parties must not be subsidised by this programme.

At least one Austrian and Hungarian partner must participate in a cross-border project.


In this programme, about €78 million is available for funding from the ERDF.

European Union funding will cover up to a maximum of 85% of the total project costs.

Programme strategy:

One of the main objectives in the new programming period is to establish cohesion policy as the leading means of investment for the Europe 2020 strategy. Europe 2020 is a ten-year economic programme of the European Union, which was adopted in June 2010 by the European Council. The aim of Europe 2020 is to achieve "smart, sustainable and inclusive growth" with a better coordination of the national and European economy. Europe 2020 is the succession plan of the Lisbon Strategy, which was pursued from 2000 to 2010.

Priority Axes (PA) and Investment priorities (IP):

PA 1 - Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs:

  • Strengthening regional entrepreneurship, the performance of start-ups and the innovation capacities of SMEs, with a focus on the development of (internationally) competitive products (IP 3d).

PA 2 - Protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency:

  • Conserving, protecting, promoting and developing natural and cultural heritage (IP 6c).
  • Protecting and restoring biodiversity and soil, and promoting ecosystem services, including NATURA 2000 and green infrastructures (IP 6d).
  • Promoting innovative technologies to improve environmental protection and resource efficiency in the waste and water sectors, and with regard to reduction of soil or air pollution (IP 6f).

PA 3 - Promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures:

  • Enhancing regional mobility by connecting secondary and tertiary transport nodes to TEN-T infrastructure, including multimodal nodes (IP 7b).
  • Developing and improving environmentally-friendly and low-carbon transport systems, including inland waterways and maritime transport, ports, multimodal links and airport infrastructure, in order to promote sustainable regional and local mobility
  • (IP 7c).

PA 4 - Enhancing institutional capacity and an efficient public administration:

  • Promoting legal and administrative cooperation and cooperation between citizens and institutions (IP CBC).

Project submission:

In the Interreg programme, V-A AT-HU project applications can be submitted electronically on an ongoing basis via eMS. All projects submitted before a certain deadline will be discussed in the following Monitoring Committee meeting.

Project selection and assessment:

The evaluation process is the basis for the Monitoring Committee deciding whether a project is going to be approved or not. All projects have to pass a formal check, where formal criteria are verified. In the next step, the quality of the project is examined. In the section “selection criteria of the programme” this process is described in more detail.

Programme approval:

The INTERREG V-A Austria-Hungary cooperation programme was approved on the 30 June 2015 by the European Commission. From that date on, projects could be submitted for funding.

Programme Management:

Managing Authority

  • Regionalmanagement Burgenland GmbH - Eisenstadt
  • Mag.a Tatjana Paar
  • Tel. +43 5 9010-2423
  • e-mail

Joint Secretariat

  • Széchenyi Programiroda Tanácsadó és Szolgáltató Nonprofit Kft. - Sopron
  • Csaba Horváth
  • Tel. +36 99 512-711
  • e-mail

Programme website

Programme documents:

Cooperation programme Interreg V-A AT-HU

Documents for project partners:

  • Handbook for applicants (including annexes, e.g. guidance on eMS submission of applications, sample partnership agreement, sample budget calculation, overview on selection criteria)
  • ERDF contract (sample)
  • Eligibility handbook
  • Guidelines on indicators
  • Communication handbook
  • Implementation handbook
  • Periodical staff report
  • Sample accounting of staff cost for Austrian project partners
  • Manual on Microsites (optional, instead of project websites)

Actual versions of all programme documents and handbooks are available here:

ETC AT-HU 2007-2013

Link to the programme website of the previous funding period 2007-2013.