The European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation TATRY Limited (abbreviated EGTC TATRY Ltd) is a new institution for cross-border cooperation, established by Poland’s Euroregion “Tatry” Association (Związek Euroregion „Tatry”) and the Slovak Region “Tatry” Association (Združenie Región “Tatry”).
In its functioning, EGTC TATRY relies on the Convention on the Creation of the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation TATRY Ltd, signed by the Chair of the Council of the Euroregion “Tatry” Association and the Chair of the Council of the Region “Tatry” Association in Nowy Targ on 14 August 2013, and on the Statutes of the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation TATRY Ltd, signed in Kežmarok on 14 August 2013. EGTC TATRY was registered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland and acquired legal personality on 20 September 2013. The Grouping is headquartered in the town of Nowy Targ, Poland.
EGTC TATRY is the second such grouping with the participation of Polish partners and with registered offices in Poland, coming after EGTC TRITIA which was registered in February of 2013.
he area of intervention covered by EGTC TATRY includes
1) in the Republic of Poland; the Małopolska Voivodeship
2) in the Slovak Republic; Kežmarok, Levoča, Poprad, Sabinov, and Stará Ľubovňa counties in the Prešov Region, Dolný Kubín, Liptovský Mikuláš, Námestovo, Ružomberok, and Tvrdošín in the Žilina Region, and Spišská Nová Ves in the Košice Region
Area – 13.700 km2
Inhabitants – 1.500.000 persons
The objective of EGTC TATRY is the further development, facilitation, and propagation of Polish-Slovak cross-border cooperation for the purpose of strengthening social and economic cohesion in the Grouping’s area of intervention on the Polish and Slovakian sides of the Tatra Mountains.
The tasks of the EGTC TATRY focus primarily on the preparation and implementation of territorial cooperation projects cofinanced by the European Union via the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, and/or the Cohesion Fund, as well as projects without the financial contribution of the European Union.
EGTC TATRY has its own budget.
The functioning of the EGTC is financed by the institutions which have created it. Its start up and operational expenses are covered by own capital drawn from membership contributions.
Funds for the functioning and realisation of its tasks will be acquired independently, primarily via the implementation of projects cofinanced from European Territorial Cooperation programs for the 2014-2020 programming period. The Grouping may also use funding from other sources, such as the Norway Grants, and the International Visegrad Fund, etc.