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This website provides information about the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme and hosts web pages of funded projects. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate at all times. If errors occur and are brought to our attention, we will correct them as quick as possible.

The Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE managing authority and joint secretariat accept, however, no responsibility or liability with regard to certain information provided on this website. This relates in particular to: Content provided by projects on their web pages including external websites, and content in the "Community" and "Project Ideas" sections. These parts of the programme website provide information edited independently by external sources.

If you have any questions regarding this website, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme
Kirchberggasse 33-35/11, A-1070 Vienna 
Phone: +43 1 8908 088 2403
Email: info(at)interreg-central.eu 

A. Data Protection Information pursuant to Article 13 GDPR

1. General Information 

Please note that the data you have provided to us are processed for the following purposes and on the following legal bases:

Purpose: 
Implementation, documentation and provision of information on EU-funding handled by Municipal Department MA 27 – European Affairs.

Legal bases:
Article 115 of Regulation (EU) No. 1303/2013
Article 123 (3) of Regulation (EU) No. 1303/2013 in conjunction with Article 8 of Regulation (EU) No. 1011/2014
Article 125 (4) of Regulation (EU) No. 1303/2013 in conjunction with Article 23 (4) of Regulation (EU) No. 1299/2013
Agreement between the Federation and the laender pursuant to Article 15a Federal Constitutional Act (B-VG) on administrative and control systems in Austria to implement the operational programmes within the framework of the goal “Investments in growth and employment“ and the goal “European territorial cooperation“ for the period 2014 – 2020, Federal Law Gazette BGBl. I No. 76/2017 of 22 June 2017
Contractual agreements with project sponsors (funding agreements concerning ERDF funds)

For this purpose, the personal data are transmitted to the following recipients:

Control bodies of the funding bodies and/or private-sector control bodies commissioned by these bodies and/or evaluators appointed by the respective programme authority and/or the European Commission as processors or members of the respective programme monitoring committees.

Data are not transmitted to third countries (countries which are not members of the European Union).

Notes: In compliance with the legal requirement of Regulation (EU) No. 1303/2013 (Common Provision Regulation), your personal data relating to EU-funded projects in the structural fund period 2014-2020 are deleted after the statutory retention period.  

You have a right to information concerning your own personal data, as well as a right to rectification or erasure, restriction of processing, or to lodge a complaint against processing.  

Moreover, we draw your attention to the fact that - should you revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data until the end of the statutory retention period for the purpose of expenditure control - you will be denied the related funding. If you believe that your rights are not observed, or not fully observed, you may lodge a complaint with the data protection authority.

The provision of personal data is a legal requirement, if you are thereby claiming the disbursement of funds.

Providing personal data is required for the conclusion of a contract.

Failure to provide the data would have the following consequences for you: 

A refusal to grant contractual consent to the use of personal data and to obtaining such consent from all persons involved in the granted project for the purpose of verifying eligibility for funding would at any rate lead to the funding of personnel costs being denied. Dependent on the project structure, this may even include a revocation (cancellation) of the funding commitment.

More information:

Responsibility for processing:
Vienna City Administration, Municipal Department MA 27 – European Affairs
Email: post(at)ma27.wien.gv.at, phone: +43 (0)1 4000 27004 

If you have any questions on data protection, please contact the data protection officer of the City of Vienna by e-mail: datenschutzbeauftragter(at)wien.gv.at.

Information is available also on the Internet at wien.at.

2. Newsletter

By subscribing to our newsletter you agree that Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE may process automatically your personal data which you have provided in the subscription form, for providing information that you have agreed to receive.

You can revoke your agreement(s) any time by sending a letter to Joint Secretariat of Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme, Kirchberggasse 33-35/11, A-1070 Vienna or an e-mail to info(at)interreg-central.eu, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing executed due to the consent until the revocation. (note: if several consents exist, a revocation can only affect individual ones. Therefore, it makes sense to furnish a reference to the procedure/the purpose in the consent!) 

Personal data processed for the purpose mentioned above, will be secured until unsubscribing to our newsletter.

3. Cookies/Google Analytics

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc, (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, («Google»). Google Analytics uses «cookies», which are text files placed on your computer, to help us to analyze how you use our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

However, our website uses the possibility of IP-anonymization offered by Google Analytics. Your IP-address will therefore be shortened/anonymized by Google, as soon as Google receives it. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Furthermore, you can prevent the compilation of data (including your IP address) through cookies and website use by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available through the following link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

B. Fraud fight statement (September 2016)

The City of Vienna, acting as Managing Authority of the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme, is – according to its administrative capacity - committed to protect the EU and public funds entrusted against fraud and corruption.

The term fraud is commonly used to describe a wide range of misconducts including theft, corruption, embezzlement, bribery, forgery, misrepresentation, collusion, money laundering and concealment of material facts. It often involves the use of deception to make a personal gain for oneself, a connected person or a third party, or a loss for another – intention is the key element that distinguishes fraud from irregularity.

Fraud does not just have a potential financial impact, but can also cause damage to the reputation of organisations responsible for effectively and efficiently managing funds. This is of particular importance for a public organisation responsible for the management of public funding in general and EU funding in particular. Corruption is the abuse of power for private gain.

Conflict of interests exists where the impartial and objective exercise of the official functions of a person are compromised for reasons involving family, emotional life, political or national affinity, economic interest or any other shared interest with e.g. an applicant for or a recipient of EU funds. The Managing Authority has a zero tolerance policy to fraud and corruption.

We have identified the most likely areas for fraud in our Programmes and projects and have set up robust control systems, measures and procedures in order to follow-up on all suspected cases that will be highlighted to us. With our Member State representatives, we will furthermore seek action on national level in line with their administrative and legal proceedings, wherever need arises. The Managing Authority expects all employees and representatives of the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme to act as good examples in ensuring adherence to legal requirements, regulations, codes of conduct, administrative procedures and practices.

Through this anti-fraud policy we clearly put forward our intention to:

  • Promote a culture which deters fraudulent activities
  • Facilitate the prevention and detection of fraud
  • Develop procedures which will aid in the investigation of fraud and related offenses and which will ensure that such cases are dealt in a timely, transparent and appropriate manner

The responsibility for an anti-fraud culture is the joint work of all those involved in the EU programmes and projects. We therefore also encourage all partners, contractors, employees, or the general public to assist in preventing fraud from taking place, putting into place proportionate measures to detect it and making it transparent.   

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