The Interreg Europe Programme covers the whole territory of the European Union, Norway and Switzerland. The aim of the Interreg Europe Programme is to help European regions in the drafting and implementation of regional policies and Programmes, in particular the EU Structural and Investment Funds Programmes for Growth and Jobs, and also, where relevant, the Programmes under the European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) goal. The Programme aims to achieve this objective by means of exchanges of experience, knowledge and good practices amongst the relevant stakeholders in different European regions.
The programme will provide two main support services with the aim to aid understanding and critical thinking by creating space for new ideas, different perspectives and collective learning.
1. Interregional Cooperation Projects
Interreg Europe will co-finance up to 85% of project activities that you carry out in partnership with other policy organisations based in different countries in Europe.
Through interregional cooperation projects, you and your partners must identify a common interest and then work together for 3-5 years.
Initially, partners will share experience, ideas and know-how about how best to deal with the issue at hand. Each partner region must:
Produce an action plan
Set up a stakeholder group
Participate in the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platforms
After this stage, each partner must monitor progress of the implementation of their action plan and report to the lead partner. Pilot actions may be supported during this period.
Depending on the number of partners involved, duration of interregional learning etc., the average total ERDF budget of a project is expected to be EUR 1-2 million. Interreg Europe will launch calls for proposals throughout the programming period so keep an eye out for the next call!
Beneficiaries eligible to receive funding are:
Bodies governed by public law;
Private non-profit bodies.
The programme encourages partners from the different Partner States to work together on a shared regional policy issue in line with the respective operational objectives.
Duration of the Project
A project’s duration is from 3 to 5 years.
The co-financing rate is of
85% to public partners and public law bodies;
75% private non-profit bodies
Project eligible costs
Travel and Accommodation
2. Policy Learning Platforms
Policy Learning Platforms are a new feature to Interreg Europe to open up the programme’s knowledge for the benefit of all the project partners and the whole community of regional policy stakeholders. There is one policy learning platform per policy area covered by Interreg Europe:
Research and innovation
Environment and resource efficiency
The platforms are a hub of interaction, information and services for continuous learning bringing together communities of like-minded policy makers, practitioners and experts dealing with regional development policies in Europe. The aim of the learning and collaboration is to improve structural funds and other regional development policies in these four areas. Within each thematic platform, you can find people, projects, events and information related to your topic of interest.
The platforms serve both the project partners and the whole community of regional policy stakeholders to meet and learn from each other. Other institutional stakeholders whose policy mandates are relevant for the topics addressed by the platforms e.g. the European Commission, the Committee of Regions, the European Environment Agency, the OECD, and other EU programmes, may also use the platforms.
1st Call for Project Proposals Information Session 29th April 2015 Presentstions
2nd Call for Project Proposals Information Session 18th March 2016 Presentations
3rd Call for Project Proposals Information Session 22nd February 2017 Presentations
Developing an Interreg Europe project
Request for Quotations for the First Level Control function for Territorial Cooperation Programmes 2014-2020
Annual Implementation Report