ABOUT THE PROJECT
The ROHU 183 SAFE BORDER, SAFER LIFE Project is implemented through the Interreg VA Romania-Hungary program (www.interreg-rohu.eu) and is financed by the European Union, through the European Regional Development Fund, supplemented by national co-financing of the two participating member states. The program is developed for financing certain mutual Romanian-Hungarian projects, which approach the needs identified by both countries and which require a common approach and innovative solutions, thus contributing to the sustainable development of the eligible area.
The objectives of the project are developing a cross-border inter-institutional cooperation framework in the Bihor-Hajdú Bihar area for enhancing the integrated management of migration, developing an assessment in regards with migration in the Bihor-Hajdú Bihar border area, and increasing information activities addressed to people affected by migration. Approximately 150 Romanian and Hungarian Police officers will have the possibility to train and exchange good practices in the field of migration management, benefiting from the purchased equipment and training infrastructure rehabilitated within the project. Over 5000 fliers will be distributed to the population, which offer recommendations for avoiding risk situations created by migration and a study will be developed in regards with the impact of migration over the Bihor-Hajdú Bihar border area. Also, an info point regarding migration will be created, which, through a website and periodic events, will ensure the continuous monitoring of this phenomenon in the area.
The budget of the project is 287,904.85 EUR and the implementation period is during December 2018 and August 2020. The Project’s partners are the Prefect’s Office of Bihor County, Hajdú Bihar County Police and Oradea Territorial Border Police of and the Police Inspectorate of Bihor County.
The Interreg V-A Romania-Hungary program is developed for financing certain mutual Romanian-Hungarian projects, which approach the needs identified by both countries and which require a common approach and innovative solutions, thus contributing to the sustainable development of the eligible area. The program is a continuation of the cross-border cooperation programs implemented in the area and has a total budget of approximately 232 million EUR, out of which 189 million EUR is represented by non-refundable financing from the European Regional Development Fund. The eligible area of the program includes Satu Mare, Bihor, Arad, and Timis counties on the Romanian side and Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, Hajdú-Bihar, Békés, and Csongrád counties on the Hungarian side.