INTERREG IIIA Czech Republic - Slovakia

Programme characteristics and evolution

The Community Initiative Programme INTERREG IIIA is the largest and most important EU Community Initiative. Its implementation, prior to the accession of the Czech Republic, was co-ordinated with the programme Phare CBC following a joint programming document which defined areas and conditions for cross-border cooperation in terms of content, and to a great extent, procedure as well.

The programme, Phare CBC, was only active on the Czech-Slovakian border for one year, 1999. Projects implemented within this programme made a significant impact on the development of cooperation between people and institutions in the border area and on the gradual elimination of obstructions and borders between both states.

Responsibility for the programme

Pursuant to the decision of the European Commission, the national body responsible for the programme Czech Republic - Slovakia is the Czech Republic's Ministry for Regional Development, Department for Cross-border Cooperation.