State of the art

With regard to the INTERREG Italy-Slovenia 2021-2027, the Managing Authority of the current Programme 2014-2020 had already proposed an item on the agenda of the 9th and 10th Monitoring Committee, held in October and December 2018 .

Last May 2019 at the 11th meeting of the Monitoring Committee, the European Commission, through its representative illustrated the orientation document for preparation of the INTERREG 2021-2027 Programme prepared by the EC Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy and entitled “Border Orientation Paper-Italy-Slovenia” (BoP).

The EC representative of DG Regio urged the Programme Monitoring Committee to activate the 2021-2027 programming phase.

During the 12th Monitoring Committee meeting in September 2019, the Managing Authority presented the technical documentation for the formal establishment of the Programme Task Force, prior designation of its representatives by the two Member States.

The Task Force was established. It met in its first session on November 12th, 2019 and approved its internal Regulations. To the first TF were submitted also the survey for the public consultation, a timeline for the programming phase and a costs forecast for first preparatory activities. The Task Force decided that an application procedure to establish the new Managing Authority should be initiated prior to any other decision.

In this sense, a first written procedure was concluded within the Task Force at the end of 2019, candidatures were submitted but no final decision has been taken so far for the establishment of the 2021-2027 Managing Authority.

During COVID-19 emergency, three meetings (one in presence, two virtual) were proposed by the Managing Authority but they were cancelled between February and April 2020.

In the meantime, the 2nd TF’s written procedure approved the modification of the RoP (RoP and annexs).

The 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th TF virtual meetings took place on May 27th, June 10th, July 7th and 23rd 2020, for discussion on MA’s establishment, on programming strategic approaches of the new programme (See analysis 0, analysis 1 and analysis 2), on External experts’ selection procedure for Programme documents drafting, as well as on the launch of the Programme public consultation.Region Friuli Venezia Giulia has been confirmed as 2021-2027 Managing Authority.

The first questionnaire for the public consultation has been published and will stay open for two months in order to collect suggestions and contributions for the development of the new Programme 2021-27 from past and present beneficiaries and from the public.

No final decision has been taken so far on the other topics under discussion.

Nessuna decisione definitiva è invece finora stata presa per gli altri punti in discussione.

To date, Programme financial allocation and definition of the eligible area are still not determined.