Amt der Niederösterreichischen Landesregierung
ERDF co-financing:€ 2 462 732,05
Total budget:€ 2 897 331,83
Timeline:02/2016 - 10/2019
Nyugat - Pannon Terület- és Gazdaságfejlesztési Szolgáltató Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft.
Stadtschulrat für Wien Europa Büro
Linguistic, social and intercultural competences are essential components of a positive development of the border regions and the basis for future cross-border cooperation. Supporting these competences from an early stage is key to creating equal opportunities, social cohesion and economical benefits. Additionally, language acquisition starting at a young age benefits the personality of individuals and creates favourable conditions for competitiveness in professional life later on. Therefore, this project focuses on fostering the above-mentioned key competences in kindergartens and schools and additionally develops new and innovative approaches in cross-border cooperation between partners. The innovative aspect comprises a systematic and comprehensive approach (kindergartens / parents / schools / administration / educational training), quality development for continuous language acquisition in the project region and applying cross-institutional methods.
The key outputs are:
- Creation of new educational materials in order to foster the acquisition of neighbouring languages and multilingualism in the area of kindergartens and schools.
- Installation of a virtual knowledge platform for sustainable use and integration of new methods and materials as well as for training of educators according to latest scientific findings.
- Providing the necessary training and cross-border education, including internships for students, as well as connecting educators
- Creating an integrated network of administrative and educational institutions, ensuring the sustainability of outputs.
- Cross-border activities between educational institutions for children and students
- Applying cross-institutional methods and models for age-specific and continuous language acquisition of children and students
- Consciously involving and informing parents in order to create an added value to multilingual education and foster a shared educational landscape.
ERDF co-financing:€ 768 564,61
Total budget:€ 904 193,66
Timeline:09/2016 - 08/2019
Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien
Producing safe and high quality poultry products and decreasing the incidence of zoonotic diseases are common goals of Austria and Hungary. Both countries meet challenges in improving animal welfare, decreasing environmental pollution and feeding poultry with GMO-free feedstuffs (feed free from genetically modified materials). In order to achieve these goals, poultry health and nutritional aspects are of outstanding importance.
The Poultry Clinic of Vetmeduni, Vienna, and the Georgikon Faculty of the University of Pannonia are recognized as leading institutions in poultry health and poultry nutrition. Their common project involves joint research, advisory and teaching activities; and combines their different, but synergistic scientific profiles and infrastructure. The joint handling of nutrition and health aspects of poultry production establish an unprecedented approach to the common challenges in the region and beyond.
The involvement of the national poultry organizations as strategic partners from both countries to raise awareness of the most relevant problems and disseminate the results of the research and advisory activities in the region is an important point of the project.
Outcomes of the project include joint publications for the scientific community, for poultry and feed producers and consumers; wider knowledge base of students; and intensified contacts of the two poultry sectors in order to exchange best practices and address shared issues.
Last but not least, the various public events and intercultural activities can help establish long term personalized contacts between the participants from the two sides of the border. On the long run, the present cooperation can generate new projects in poultry production. Better understanding of poultry health and nutrition will also support more efficient use of natural agricultural resources, and help to boost agricultural livelihoods and sustainability in the region.
Technische Universität Graz
ERDF co-financing:€ 701 626,34
Total budget:€ 825 442,79
Timeline:01/2017 – 12/2019
Oesterreichische Computer Gesellschaft (OCG)
Stiftung private Pädagogische Hochschule Burgenland
Széchenyi István Egyetem
Neumann János Számítógép-tudományi Társaság
The future development of the economy, prosperity and quality of life in Europe will strongly depend on the following factors. Modern processes and methods are crucial for competitive products on a global scale. Smart production as the interplay of robotics, computer science and artificial intelligence (AI) will become more and more important. Furthermore, novel and innovative products and services will be necessary to develop the economy sustainably. In order to enable such products young people with knowledge and skills in robotics and AI will be needed. An appropriate developed labour market will significantly contribute to the strategic goals (smart, sustainable, inclusive growth) given by the underlying cooperation programme. Novel ideas and improved human capital enable companies to generate qualitative jobs in the project region. All this will contribute to the strategic goals as well as the operative goal of strengthening the labour market. In order to achieve this we propose to establish a standardized training and certification system for young people in the areas of robotics and AI. The training will be on a high professional level allowing the young people to develop an exceptional and satisfying career. A professional certification system similar to the ECDL as well as the involvement of stakeholders (educational institutions, public institutions, companies, …) in the project development will foster a great acceptance of the provided training system and will also allow companies and educational institutions to recognize the obtained skills of young people. The "train the trainer" approach will allow to roll out the system in the entire project region. Because the above problems exist in all areas of the project region such a project needs to be developed in a cross-border fashion.
ERDF co-financing:€ 902 151,73
Total budget:€ 1 061 354,98
Timeline:01/2017 – 12/2019
Studien- und Technologie Transfer Zentrum Weiz GmbH
Győri Műszaki Szakképzési Centrum Hild József Építőipari Szakgimnáziuma
Effective climate protection and sustainable energy supply is more urgent than ever and can only be achieved by all countries working together. The first step towards a stronger international collaboration is closer cooperation with neighbouring countries. An obstacle on the road to a more sustainable energy system is the lack of skilled personnel. In Hungary and Austria there are many well trained skilled personnel in areas such as civil engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering, who are already in work and who would like to undertake jobs in the energy sector. In the previous REBE project, the foundations were laid for cooperation on education, and REBE II will offer 50 of these skilled personnel practical, high quality and work-based pilot training to become certified energy engineers. The new rules of the European Higher Education Area make it possible for this training to be undertaken jointly by Austria and Hungary. In this tri-semester training, students will acquire comprehensive knowledge on the basic principles of energy technology, energy efficiency and renewable energy and expertise in cross-border cooperation. Subsequently they can become qualified engineers with a further two to three semesters. Bilateral courses, projects and additional measures such as a regional exchange for final year projects to promote closer cooperation between universities and businesses and a cross-border platform for the presentation of innovative, regional pilot projects will contribute towards intensifying cooperation on education and the transfer of knowledge in the border area. Bilateral training to become an energy engineer will be undertaken on a regular basis after the successful end of the project by the four participating educational establishments in Keszthely, Wiener Neustadt, Weiz and Györ. The increasing number of "bilateral graduates" will accordingly have a positive effect on a sustainable increase in cross-border cooperation.