The Interreg V-A Romania-Hungary Programme is pleased to announce that with the occasion of its 4th Monitoring Committee (MC) Meeting, held on June 28-29, 2018 in Arad, Romania, very important decision has been made in what concerns the financing of 10 Concept Notes, under the Restricted Calls, worth 50% of the total ERDF programme budget, i.e. more than 94,5 mil. EUR, ERDF.

Funds are allocated for projects under the Investment priorities Ips 7/b (TEN-T infrastructure), 9/a (health-care infrastructure), 8/b (employment) and 6/c (cultural heritage).

In line with the results of the quality assessment performed by independent assessors and with the position of the European Commission, namely the orientation towards projects with strong impact and concrete results, the decision made ensures a balanced allocation of resources, thus efficiently contributing to the development and overall quality of life in the border region.

The list of approved flagship projects submitted for the Concept Note phase will be published on the programme webpage as soon as the MC approves the related documents of the meeting.

In addition to the selection of the Concept Notes, with the occasion of the meeting, other important topics had been tackled, such as the modification of the Rules of Procedure (RoP) of the MC, the status of programme implementation, aspects related to the pre-financing received by the Programme from the Commission, modifications of the Cooperation Programme and last but not least, the calendar of programme implementation, including the planning of the next MC meeting.

The selection of the first Concept Notes, which are to be developed into full flagship projects in the following months marks a very important step for the Programme. We are happy that we reached this stage and we wish all the applicants good luck with their full applications.