Strategic workshop: Budgeting of selected cross-border projects Slovak-Czech & Polish-Slovak 

On 24th April 2020 a strategic workshops on Budgeting of selected cross-border projects took place. The workshop was focused on Slovak-Czech and Polish-Slovak border crossings and projects related to them, including their budget allocation and its source of financing as well as timeframes and institutions responsible for the investments. Due to general worldwide situation (COVID-19) the meeting was organised online. It was participated by Polish, Slovak and Czech key stakeholders and decision-makers. During the recent workshops the list of key cross-border projects had been set, as well as its update, which was an effect of next discussions and exchange of information since then. The meeting begun by the brief presentation performed by the Project Manager, who described the aim of the meeting and its organisation. After the introduction, the Team of Experts from the Silesian University of Technology, who moderated a discussion, started the main part of the workshop. The first conclusions were presented by Czech Partners and Stakeholder, and were related to the road construction for strategic projects and the railway constructions. After Czech point of view on the projects, next part of discussion concerned the Slovak projects. The list of project was updated, Identified project in the railway and road infrastructure are part of the TEN-T core or comprehensive network in Žilina region. All road projects indicated are priorities, taking into account the more level of priority should be given to those ones towards intermodal terminals. The aim of the project was to identify and describe potential projects in TRITIA region till 2030. Bottlenecks on the infrastructure is possible to remove by several ways where the draft of measures is based on the technical solutions prepared by project engineers during preparation of project documentations. Thanks to the information collected, in the effect the cross-border projects will be analysed in terms of priorities, their owners, timeframes, budget allocation and source of financing.