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The Interreg VI A Italy-Croatia 2021-2027 Programme shall be drafted filling in the Interreg Programme (IP) template included in the Interreg Regulation 1059/2021.

The IP template is divided into seven chapters:

  1. Programme strategy (1.1 Programme area; 1.2 Summary of main joint challenges, joint investment needs and complimentary and synergies with other forms of support, lessons-learnt from past experience and MRS; 1.3 Justification for the selection of POs, SOs and the ISOs)
  2. Priorities (2.1.1 Specific Objectives (repeated for each SO); Related types of action and their expected contribution to SOs and to MRS; Indicators; Main target groups; Indication of the specific territories targeted; Planned use of financial instruments; Indicative breakdown by type of intervention)
  3. Financing plan (3.1 Financial appropriations by year; 3.2 Total financial appropriations by fund and national cofinancing)
  4. Action taken to involve the relevant programme partners in the preparation of the Interreg programme and the role of those programme partners in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  5. Approach to communication and visibility for the Interreg programme
  6. Implementing provisions (6.1 Programme authorities; 6.2 Procedure for setting up the joint secretariat; 6.3 Apportionment of liabilities among participating MSs and where applicable, the third countries and OCTs, in the event of financial corrections imposed by the MA or the EC)
  7. Use of unit costs, lump sums, flat rates and financing not linked to costs.

In order to strongly support the TF on the drafting of the thematic contents of the Programme, two external service providers have been selected for the elaboration of the Territorial and Socio Economic Analysis and for the preparation of the first draft of IP thematic chapters.

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Territorial and Socio Economic Analysis (TSEA)

The Territorial and Socio-Economical Analysis Report has been elaborated in order to provide the necessary knowledge base for starting the process of drafting the next Italy-Croatia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2021-2027. The core of the document is the SWOT analysis, which summarizes the results of the analysis in all domains and presents them under the well known articulation in Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Finally, an analysis of the key challenges for the development of the cross-border area is proposed, in which 31 challenges have been extracted from the SWOT and proposed for the future steps of the elaboration of the new Programme.

Territorial and Socio Economic Analysis Report


Thematic Scenarios Starting from the TSEA

Report and further elaborating a multicriteria analysis, the evaluator identified 6 simulated territorial and thematic scenarios, as possible and technically grounded set of choices for the drafting of the new Programme: which intervention, for which territories/target group/sector, pursuing which objectives.


Costumized Scenario

Taking into account the Task Force’s inputs, a final customized scenario was elaborated by the evaluator and approved by the Task Force. Its vision can be expressed as follows: “focusing on the blue economy and maritime related challenges, in continuity with the 2014-2020 Programme and in consistency with EUSAIR pillars”.

Together with the scenario 12, related challenges have been identified and the following 6 Specific Objectives have been selected:

  • 1.1 Innovation and research
  • 1.4 Smart specialization
  • 2.4 Climate change adaptation and environmental risk prevention
  • 2.7 Protection of biodiversity and reduction of pollution
  • 3.2 National, Regional, local and cross border mobility
  • 4.6 Culture and sustainable tourism

The Task Force decided to also include the Interreg Specific Objective 1 – Better Cooperation Governance (“ISO 1”) and consider digitalization and circular economy as cross-cutting priorities for tackling all the challenges.

Intervention Logic

The intervention logic has been defined by the IP drafter and submitted to the Task Force.