Good Governance and Cross-border Cooperation


Programme grant: € 8,500,000 - EEA Financial Mechanism

                                    € 1,500,000 - State budget of the SR

Programme Operator: Government Office of the Slovak Republic

Donor Programme partner(s): The Norwegian Barents Secretariat

International Partner Organisation: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Pre-defined projects:

1. Improving integrity of the Public Administration / IIPA

2. Enhancing the efficiency of the justice system through the protection/empowerment of victims and vulnerable parties

3. Responsible public procurement

4. TRIGLAV – Strengthen the fight against CBRN threats at the Slovak-Ukrainian border

Programme focus:

The Programme objective is to improve integrity and accountability of public administration. The Programme shall support the projects in two Programme Areas through pre-defined projects as well as two calls for proposals open to public.

Within the Programme Area “Effectiveness and Efficiency of the Judicial System, Strengthening Rule of Law” the outcome Quality of the judicial system improved shall be supported though a predefined project of the Ministry of Justice of the SR with a title “Enhancing the efficiency of the judicial system through the protection/empowerment of victims and vulnerable parties”.

The second Programme Area “Good Governance, Accountable Institutions, Transparency” shall be supported though three programme outcomes. The first outcome Integrity of public administration improved shall be supported through a pre-defined project of the Government Office of the SR named “Improving Integrity of the Public Administration/IIPA”. The second outcome Increased application of the Value for Money principle in public procurement shall be supported though a pre-defined project implemented by the Procurement Office of the SR named “Responsible Public Procurement”. The third outcome Slovak-Ukrainian institutional cooperation enhanced shall be supported, apart from the pre-defined project implemented by the Ministry of Interior of the SR named “TRIGLAV- Strengthen the fight against CBRN threats at the Slovakian-Ukrainian border”, though Open call and call for Small grant scheme.

Both calls for proposal will have the same focus, which is enhancing institutional cross-border cooperation between Slovakia and Ukraine in the area of good governance. Eligible applicants within the calls will be public entities established as legal entities in the Slovak Republic, while each project shall have a partner public entity established as a legal entity in Ukraine. However, any other entity, public or private, commercial or non-commercial and non-governmental organizations established as legal entities in either the Donor States, Slovakia or Ukraine can participate as project partner.