Basic information

European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation was established in 2013. The establishment of the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation Via Carpatia is based on the current EU legislation and results of the cooperation between the two regions connected by their common historical and cultural-linguistic traditions. Under the agreement of the statutory countries, the founding members of the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation Via Carpatia are the Košice Self-governing Region and the county of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén. The chairman of the EGTC Via Carpatia is Dezső Török (BAZ) and the vice-chairman of the EGTC Via Carpatia is Ing. Rastislav Trnka (KSgR).

 

 

Chairman of the EGTC Via Carpatia
Török Dezsö

 

Vice-chairman of the EGTC Via Carpatia
Ing. Rastislav Trnka

 

A little bit of history

  • May 2012 – The First replacement of the founding documents between the Slovak and the Hungarian side
  • January 2013 - Ratification of the documents – The Convention on Establishment of European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation Via Carpatia Limited
  • May 2013 – Registration of the EGTC Via Carpatia at the Government Offices of the Slovak Republic
  • September 2013 – The EGTC Via Carpatia entries into the function

Goals of the EGTC Via Carpatia

  • Consultation in the field of regional development like:
    • Elaboration of the common development strategies
    • Elaboration and implementation of joint projects for the realization of common development strategies
    • Initiatives leading to the management of the cross-border cooperation programs funded by the EU fund for the purpose of the implementation of the joint development strategies
    • Integration in the field of health care, road and passenger transport, municipal waste, flood risk management, environmental protection, bike trails, viticulture – area of Tokaj, energy supply, creation of cross border logistic and industrial zones, risk management and investment support.
  • A common approach in the field of redirecting the international good flows
    • Initiatives leading to the recovery of the intermodal transport
    • Initiatives leading to building up the Transit Route Via Carpatia 

Strategic goals of the EGTC Via Carpatia

  • Activities leading to the integration of the Transit Route Via Carpatia into TEN-T network, the main transport network of the European Union – corenetwork
  • Improve the branding of the EGTC Via Carpatia as a main institution serving for the support of cross border cooperation in the territory of its members
  • Support of small and medium enterprises in order to unify the territory trough active cross border cooperation – border as a tool of development
  • Support and protection of common natural, cultural and historical heritage of Košice Region and Boršod-Abaúj-Zemplén County