Operational Programmes

OP RDE

Operational Programme Research, Development and Education (OP RDE) is one of ten thematic programmes implemented in the Czech Republic from the European Structural and Investment Funds in the 2014-2020 programming period.

The aim of the OP RDE is to contribute to the shift of the Czech Republic towards an economy based on an educated, motivated and creative workforce and on the production of high-quality research results and their use to increase competitiveness of the Czech Republic.

Since the programming period of Structural funds 2014 - 2020 is coming to an end, new calls will not be launched and all ongoing projects will be completed by 31.12.2023 at the latest.

The OP RDE is managed by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
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OP E

Operational Programme Environment (OPE) 2014 - 2020 is one of ten thematic programmes implemented in the Czech Republic from the European Structural and Investment Funds in the 2014-2020 programming period.

The main objective of OPE is to protect and ensure the quality of life of the Czech population, to promote the efficient use of resources, to eliminate the negative impacts of human activities on the environment and to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Since the programming period of Structural funds 2014-2020 is coming to an end, new calls are unlikely to be launched and all ongoing projects will be completed by 31.12.2023 at the latest.

OPE is managed by the Ministry of the Environment.

More information can be found here.

OPE 2021 - 2027

The new period of OPE is currently in the final preparation phase. A large part of the activities supported in the previous period will continue to be supported. At the same time, the programme will bring a number of innovations - application of simplified reporting methods, easier implementation of complex projects, etc.

The programme will offer a total support of about CZK 61 billion.

Supported areas:

  • Energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction measures
  • Renewable energy sources in accordance with Directive (EU) 2018/2001, including the sustainability criteria set out in that Directive
  • Adaptation to climate change, disaster risk prevention and resilience, ecosystem approaches
  • Access to water and sustainable water management
  • Transition to a resource-efficient circular economy
  • Strengthening the protection and conservation of nature, biodiversity and green infrastructure, including urban areas, and reducing all forms of pollution

OPE 2021 - 2027 is managed by the Ministry of the Environment.

More information can be found here.

OP EIC

Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness (OP EIC) is one of ten thematic programmes implemented in the Czech Republic from the European Structural and Investment Funds in the 2014-2020 programming period.

The objective of the OP EIC is to achieve a competitive and sustainable economy based on knowledge and innovation. The term "competitive" encompasses the ability of local firms to compete on global markets and generate sufficient number of jobs. The term "sustainable" highlights the long-term horizon of competitiveness, which includes, among other things, the environmental dimension of economic development.

Since the programming period of Structural funds 2014-2020 is coming to an end, new calls are unlikely to be launched and all ongoing projects will be implemented by 31.12.2023 at the latest.

OP EIC is managed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

More information can be found here.

OP JAC

Operational Programme Johannes Amos Comenius (OP JAC) is one of nine thematic programmes to be implemented in the Czech Republic from the European Structural and Investment Funds in the programming period 2021-2027.

OP JAC builds on the Operational Programme Research, Development and Education and its main objective is to support the development of an open and educated society based on knowledge and skills, equal opportunities and developing the potential of each individual, which will lead to the growth of competitiveness of the Czech Republic and the improvement of living conditions of its inhabitants.

OP JAK was approved by the European Commission on 9.6.2022.

Priority axes:

Priority 1: Research and development

  • strengthening strategic smart and R&D&I policy management competencies and supporting innovation ecosystems at national and regional level,
  • strengthening the internationalization and development of the institutional environment of research organizations, strengthening excellent research teams,
  • strengthening the cooperation between research organizations and the application sphere, strengthening the applicability of R&D&I results and strengthening the orientation of research in research organizations towards areas with a high potential for applicability in practice,
  • strengthening the key infrastructure needed for excellent research.


Priority 2: Education

  • The overall objective is to create and develop an open education system that responds to the changing external environment and that provides relevant content of education in a lifelong perspective.

The basic interventions of OP JAC will include:

  • modernising the objectives and content of education, including forms and methods of learning at all levels of the education system (i.e. from pre-school to tertiary and further education),
  • making the teaching profession more attractive through improving the quality of pregraduate education and supporting teachers at the beginning of their career and their further education and professional development,
  • ensuring just access to quality education and reducing segregation, inequalities and the risk of excluding vulnerable groups from education. ensuring equitable access to quality education and reducing segregation, inequalities and the risk of exclusion of vulnerable groups from education

The first calls have already been announced, the provider has published an updated call schedule.

In 2022 the following calls are relevant for Faculty of Medicine MU:

Teaming CZ I - investment complementary call for projects that succeed in the Teaming for Excellence call

  • CREATIC Investment project, which addresses the investment of the CREATIC (Central European Advanced Therapy and Immunotherapy Centre) project submitted to the Teming for Excellence call (Horizon Europe) was submitted on 16.6.2022

Cutting-edge research - support for the implementation of cutting-edge research projects, capacity development of excellent teams, modernisation and upgrade of infrastructure

  • relevant for Faculty of Medicine MU for the selected strategic project
  • call announcement 07-08/22, deadline 01/23
  • estimated allocation not published yet

Development of infrastructure facilities for doctoral students - investments (equipment and construction) into the development of facilities for the needs of doctoral students

  •  will be managed centrally at the Rectorate MU level
  • call announcement 10/22, deadline 05/23
  • estimated allocation CZK 3 billion

OP JAC is managed by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

More information can be found here.

OP TAC

Operational Programme Technologies and Application for Competitiveness (OP TAC) is one of nine thematic programmes to be implemented in the Czech Republic from the European Structural and Investment Funds in the programming period 2021-2027.

OP TAC builds on the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness. The priorities remain research, development and innovation, small and medium-sized enterprises, energy and climate policy and digitization of the economy.

Priority axes:

Priority 01: Strengthening the performance of enterprises in research, development and innovation and their digital transformation
Priority 02: Enhancing entrepreneurship and competitiveness of SMEs
Priority 03: Developing digital infrastructure
Priority 04: Moving towards a low-carbon economy
Priority 05: Effective use of renewable energy sources

The programme guide of the Operational Programme Technology and Applications for Competitiveness for the period 2021-2027 (OP TAC) was officially submitted to the European Commission on 22.12.2021 and thus started the formal negotiation process leading to its approval and subsequent announcement of the first calls in the new programming period. A total of CZK 81.5 billion are available for individual activities. The first calls are expected in May 2022.

OP TAC is managed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

More information can be found here.

NRP

National Recovery Plan (NRP) is a summary of reforms and investments that the Czech Republic wants to implement from the Recovery and Resilience Facility, which is part of the EU's NextGenerationEU recovery support instrument. NRP is intended to mitigate the economic and social impact of the coronavirus pandemic, increase the sustainability and resilience of the economy and society and prepare them for the challenges and opportunities of green and digital transformation.

The plan is divided into six thematic pillars, which are further subdivided into components:

1. Digital transformation
2. Physical infrastructure and green transition
3. Education and labour market
4. Institutions and Regulation and Business Support in Response to COVID-19
5. Research, development and innovation
6. Population health and resilience

The following Components will be particularly relevant for Faculty of Medicine MU:

3.2.1 Higher Education Transformation

The call in Component 3.2.1 was announced on 14.12.2021 and the deadline for applications is 31.3.2022. The aim of the Component is to transform higher education institutions into new forms of learning. It is managed centrally at the Rectorate MU level.

3.2.4 Development of selected key academic departments

The call in Component 3.2.4 is likely to be announced in April 2022 and will focus on the development and completion of the University Campus Bohunice. To be managed centrally at the Rectorate MU level.

5.1 Exceles

The call in the EXCELES programme in Component 5.1 was announced on 8.12.2021 and the application submission deadline was on 7.2.2022. Within the Exceles programme, Faculty of Medicine MU is involved in five consortium projects (oncology, cardiology, neurology, virology and socio-economics).

6.1 Increasing healthcare system resilience

The calls are likely to be announced in summer 2022.

Components 3. and 5. are managed by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. Component 6. is managed by the Ministry of Health.

More information can be found here.

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