Interreg NEXT Poland-Ukraine 2021-2027: a meeting with representatives of the cross-border cooperation programme took place at UzhNU
On Tuesday, April 11, 2023, the seminar entitled "Project Fundamentals" was held at UzhNU. It was conducted by representatives of the cross-border cooperation programme Interreg NEXT Poland-Ukraine 2021-2027. The event was opened by Vasyl Ivancho, the deputy head of the Transcarpathian Regional Council, Andriy Sheketa, the first deputy head of the Transcarpathian Regional Council, and Myroslava Lendel, vice-rector for academic policy and research at UzhNU.
"I am pleased to note that there is a great interest in writing new projects, the competition for winning the grants is high, and it is good because it drives progress. Interreg NEXT Poland-Ukraine 2021-2027 programme is extremely interesting and opens up new opportunities, in particular, for Transcarpathia. In recent years, UzhNU has implemented 8 largescale international projects, significant funds have been attracted for the development of the university. It is worth mentioning that the motivation of the participants is decisive for any project. I also want to emphasize the importance of education and trainings, UzhNU keeps developing this direction of work, in particular, our master students majoting in certain specialties will study project management," stressed Myroslava Lendel.
Representatives of six western Ukrainian regions - Volynska, Rivnenska, Lvivska, Ternopilska, Ivano-Frankivska and Transcarpathian - can join the cross-border cooperation programme. What concerns Poland, the Voivodeships entitled to participate are Podlasie, Lublin, Subcarpathia and part of Masovia. According to the terms of the cross-border cooperation programme, 90% of the project is financed from EU funds, 10% must be contributed by the grant winners.
As noted by the senior expert of the PBU representative office in Lviv, Vasyl Khimyak, projects in the PL-UA Programme will be implemented according to five priorities: the environment (promoting adaptation to climate change, resilience to natural disasters; access to water, sewage; nature protection and pollution reduction), health (access to medical aid, palliative, geriatric medicine), tourism, cooperation, as well as borders. The competition in the areas of environment and health will be launched already in May.
At the meeting, experts from the cross-border cooperation programme spoke about the stages of project development, how to look for international partners, and what to pay attention to when preparing a grant application