Interreg ornament

SO41 Networks

Key Information


Lead partner

Chance B - Sozialbetriebs-GmbH

Email:

office@chanceb.at

ERDF co-financing:

€ 1 146 837,17

Total budget:

€ 1 349 220,21

Timeline:

01/2017 - 12/2019

Project partners

Europäisches Zentrum für Wohlfahrtspolitik und Sozialforschung
Egyesített Egészségügyi és Szociális Intézmény Győr
Pálos Károly Szociális Szolgáltató Központ és Gyermekjóléti szolgáIat
Zalaegerszegi Gondozási Központ

Summary


In 2010 the World Health Organisation launched the initiative Age-friendly World. The vision is to reshape all towns and regions into an exceptional (!) living space in which to grow old. The project Age-friendly Region will contribute towards bringing this vision closer to the Hungary-Austria border region. Old age and care is a growing challenge for our societies. Previous ways of coping, such as a stronger commitment by relatives or the increased development of residential homes, are hardly suitable any more for improving the situation of older people who are in need of care. For this reason, the Age-friendly Region project will develop new approaches so that everyone in the region (and their relatives) can remain in their familiar surroundings, with a high quality of life and as independently as possible, even in old age. The cross-border cooperation allows the knowledge and experiences of both countries to be used and for a common model to be developed that builds on this. Six case managers will support 200 people with new systematic approaches for developing individual accommodation concepts as part of pilot projects, which are coordinated as much as possible with particular living and accommodation arrangements, and which are used in an optimal way with existing resources. The joint academic partners will analyse the experiences and effects of these new services in accordance with academic standards and open up the possibility of learning systematically from the differences between the two countries. For a long time, the strategies of the two countries on health have sought to improve support for older people in the organisation of everyday life and care at home and the better regional coordination of related services. Age-friendly Region will be an important step in this direction by the region and for the first time it will establish bilateral cooperation between AT and HU in this area.

Key Information


Lead partner

Nyugat - Pannon Terület- és Gazdaságfejlesztési Szolgáltató Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft.

Email:

peter.halinka@westpannon.hu

ERDF co-financing:

€ 697 083,08

Total budget:

€ 820 097,75

Timeline:

01/2016 - 12/2019

Project partners

Regionalmanagement Burgenland GmbH
NÖ.Regional.GmbH

Summary


The main focus of the project CONNREG is based on the challenges identified in the previous RECOM projects including the lack of information on spatial development of the nearby region/country and the European Union.

The main goal of the project is to share the knowledge and information because one of the essential conditions of common cross-border spatial development is the existence of common knowledge base. The overall objective is to establish and share professional regional knowledge base („What is going on on the other side of the border / in the EU?”), mutual understanding of regional management structures ("Who is responsible for what across the border / EU?"), raising awareness on cultural and organizational characteristics ("How problems are solved across the border / EU?").

Cross-border training academy, and thematic expert materials / summary will be created as the base of the academy, as well as people-to-people activities will be implemented to strengthen direct relations between organizations. The direct beneficiaries will be the professionals working on different levels of regional development, local and regional decision-makers, civil society organizations.

The project focuses on three successive levels:

  • Aid policy of the EU, cross-border planning, spatial and settlement development in Hungary and Austria.
  • Relations between the local and macro-regional policies (EU Strategy for the Danube Region, Centrope, etc.).
  • Establishing and implementing of people-to-people activities and networks on local level.

Key Information


Lead partner

Land Burgenland

Email:

markus.rothensteiner@bgld.gv.at

ERDF co-financing:

€ 699 078,49

Total budget:

€ 822 445,30

Timeline:

01/2017 - 12/2019

Project partners

Győr-Moson-Sopron Megyei Kormányhivatal
Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
Széchenyi István Egyetem

Summary


The pollen of ragweed are known to be particularly aggressive allergens and cause a tremendous economic loss each year. Whereas Hungary has already been affected for a long time and thereby successfully established control measures both in organizational and legal terms, the plant has in Austria increasingly spread only in the last years. Since the spread takes place via Eastern neighboring countries, the province of Burgenland is particularly strongly affected. However, on the Austrian side exists at the moment neither a regulated procedure for detection and control of ragweed, nor any collaboration with Hungarian authorities. This imbalance of capacity for action of administrative systems constitutes a major challenge for the border region. As ragweed does not stop at the border, this problem can only be combated by acting together.

The project has set the objective of establishing a sustainable institutional cooperation on the issue of ragweed control between relevant Austrian and Hungarian actors. This enables a know-how transfer that benefits both sides and improves the quality of public service and thereby also life quality of the population.

In the framework of the survey and research, fundamental data will be collected (main output 1: cross-border cooperation of universities in the frame of the research activities) on the basis of which coordinated recommendations can be made in order to control and to prevent the spread. A cross-border data exchange is first made possible by establishing a common ragweed reporting system. The establishment of a bilateral ragweed task force with experts of both countries lays the foundations for a long-lasting institutional cooperation (main output 2: cross-border cooperation of relevant actors in the field of ragweed control).

Key Information


Lead partner

Europäisches Zentrum für Erneuerbare Energie Güssing GmbH

Email:

k.boedi@eee-info.net

ERDF co-financing:

€ 279 477,09

Total budget:

€ 328 796,58

Timeline:

04/2017 - 05/2019

Project partners

Körmend és Kistérsége Önkormányzati Társulás

Summary


The collection, treatment and recycling of energy-rich raw materials and residues represents an unresolved problem in the interests of safeguarding and increasing the regional added value, the safety of the existing biomass power plants, the creation of new renewable energy plants, the increasing energy and resource efficiency in the cross-border project region ecoEnergyland (OEL) and area of Körmend. On the one hand the demand of raw materials for various biomass energy plants is growing, on the other hand we have accommodate increasing amounts of residues (for example sewage sludge) that must be collected, treated and recycled. Also the relevant laws (for example, landfill or agricultural application of sewage sludge) getting continuously stringent. Additionally the potential of not covered by householdsgreen waste, currently not collected and not recycled residues (for example, bank wood, grass, shrubs, trees and pruning in the communities), will also be very high. The existing power generation facilities in the ecoEnergyland are already partially supplied from Hungary with raw materials, but supply currently happens unstructured. That's disadvantageous for energy plants and the collection of raw material suppliers equally.

Main objectives of the project:

  • Development of a structured, cross-border raw and residue material collection system according to the legal requirements and transfer into an orderly recovery system in the interests of economic continuation of the existing biomass power plants and in the interest of creating new energy systems in the cross-border project region
  • In particular, the investigation of the possibility of energy recovery of sewage sludge (according to sewage sludge strategy) and of available redesigned feedstock from newly collection system through innovative technologies in the project regions.
  • institutional harmonization on the energy sector.

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