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Interreg Europe 2014-2020 Programme

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
Beneficiaries eligible to receive funding are:
 
     Public authorities;
     Bodies governed by public law;
     Private non-profit bodies.
 
Partner Organisations
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.
 
EU Grant
 
The co-financing rate is of
85% to public partners and public law bodies;
75%  private non-profit bodies
 
 
Project eligible costs
 
     Staff
     Administration                                       
     Travel and Accommodation               
     Equipment
     External Expertise
 

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
     SME competitiveness
     Low-carbon economy
     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. 
The platforms expert services will be available in the first semester of 2017. Until then one is encouraged to join the Interreg Europe online community on the following link: http://www.interregeurope.eu/account/dashboard/profileForm/

Call for Project Proposals

1st Call for Project Proposals

 
The Territorial Cooperation Unit within the Funds and Programmes Division would like to inform interested parties that the first call for project proposals pertaining to the Interreg Europe 2014-2020 Programme has been launched and shall remain open until 31st July 2015. 
 
Click here for further information.
     Press Release
 
The Application pack is made up of:
 
 
Online Application is available www.iOLF.eu. For further details on log in information refer to the Online Application Form Guide.

 

 
2nd Call for Projects Proposals

 
As the national coordinator of the 2014-2020 Territorial Cooperation Programmes, including the INTERREG EUROPE Programme, the Funds and Programmes Division within the Parliamentary Secretariat for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds, Ministry for European Affairs and Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto would like to announce that the second call for project proposals under this Programme has been  launched on the 5th April 2016 and it shall remain open until noon of the 13th May 2016.
 
The Interreg Europe Pogramme has a budgetary allocation of €359 million, and provides for cooperation between regions from the entire territory of the European Union, together with Norway and Switzerland. The second call for proposals focuses on interregional cooperation projects i.e. ‘classic’ interregional cooperation projects which may be compared to those funded under the first call for project proposals.
The Programme is organised around four priority axes namely:-
a)      Strengthening research, technological development and innovation;
b)     Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs;
c)      Supporting the shift towards a low carbon economy in all sectors and
d)      Protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency.
 
Applications may be received from public authorities, bodies governed by public law and private non profit bodies operating in the Programme’s eligible area. Public bodies and bodies governed by public law from all 28 European Member States are eligible for a co-financing rate of 85%, whereas private non-profit bodies may receive 75% co-financing.
 
It is important to note that any project proposals, including all relevant documentation, have to be submitted via the iOLF online system (www.iOLF.eu). All the documents indicated below must therefore be submitted via the iOLF system. Please refere to the Application Pack included below
 
     Application form itself   including lead partner confirmation.
     Partner declaration (scanned version) for all partners including lead partner.
     Letters of support (scanned version) if applicable.
 
In order to assist prospective applicants share project ideas and find partners the Interreg Europe Joint Secretariat has developed Project idea and partner search database, which is available on the Programme’s website http://www.interregeurope.eu/projects/project-ideas-and-partner-search/.   It should be noted that the Joint Secretariat does not screen the ideas submitted in this database, nor does it guarantee their relevance to Interreg Europe Programme, however the database is a very useful tool in joining project proposals. You may wish to search through this database by inputting key terminology for e.g. water, solar, etc…
 
In order to help you in this regard, as the national contact point of the Interreg Europe Programme, we are providing you with information regarding how this database may be accessed.  Click here for further details.
 
Further information on this Programme may be accessed from the Programme website http://www.interregeurope.eu/.  The FPD encourages any prospective applicants to go through the application pack in order start the drafting process in connection with the preparatory work required for this call and extends its availability for any guidance required in this regard.
 
 
Application Pack
 
 
The application pack for the second call is available on the programme website  http://www.interregeurope.eu/projects/apply-for-funding/  and includes the following:

     Terms of Reference
     Programme Manual
     Partner Declaration
     Letter of Support
     the online application system www.iolf.eu
 
 

The application form is online. All the documents indicated below must be submitted via the iOLF system:
     Application form including lead partner confirmation.
     Partner declaration (scanned version) for all partners including lead partner.
     Letters of  support (scanned version) if applicable.

 
 
 Save the date: Launch of the 2nd Call for Project Proposals under the Interreg Europe Programme 2014 – 2020
 
The Territorial Cooperation Unit within the Funds and Programmes Division would like to inform interested parties that the launch of the 2nd call for project proposals under the Interreg Europe Programme will be held on the 18th March 2016.
 
Registration and further information will follow in due course.
 
Further information on the Programme can be found on the Interreg Europe website  http://www.interregeurope.eu/news-and-events/news/31/application-dates-for-second-call-published/
 
 
Request for quotations for the hiring of a meeting room and the provision of two coffee breaks in connection with an Information Seminar on 22nd February 2017 - MEAIM/FPD/001/2017
 
The Funds and Programmes Division within the Parliamentary Secretariat for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds, Ministry for European Affairs and Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto, is hereby requesting potential service providers to submit a quotation for the hiring of a meeting room and the provision of two coffee breaks (welcome and mid-morning) in connection with an information seminar, which is envisaged to be held on 22nd February 2017 starting at 8.30a.m.
Please click here for the specifications in relation to this request for quotations: Advt. No. MEAIM/FPD/001/2017: Hiring of a meeting room and the provision of two coffee breaks (welcome and mid-morning) in connection with an information seminar envisaged to be held on 22nd February 2017 starting at 8.30a.m.
 
Clarifications and further information are to be sought sending an e-mail on territorialcoop.fpd@gov.mt. not later than of Friday 13th January 2017 any clarifications received after this deadline will not be considered.
 
Signed quotations will be received by e-mail on  territorialcoop.fpd@gov.mt until noon of Wednesday 18th  January 2017.
 
Late quotations will not be considered
 
 
Europe, Let's Cooperate Interregional Cooperation Forum 22nd -23rd March Rotterdam, Netherlands
 
The INTERREG EUROPE Programme has opened the registration to an interregional cooperation forum ‘Europe, let’s cooperate!’. The two day event on the 22nd and 23rd March 2016 in Rotterdam, Netherlands will offer many partner search, project idea generation and networking possibilities. This event will combine the presentation of the second call with more in-depth applicant workshops. For registrations and more information visit the event website on http://www.interregeurope.eu/europecooperates/
 
 

Information Seminar in Connection with the Interreg Europe Programme

 
 
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The Territorial Cooperation Unit within the Funds and Programmes Division would like to inform interested parties that an information session in relation to the 2
nd call from project proposals under the Interreg Europe Programme will be held on the 18th March 2016 at Europe House, Valletta.
 
Interested participants are requested to register by sending an e-mail to caroline.debattista@gov.mt .
 
Information session announcement and agenda can be accessed from here.
 
 

Information Seminar in connection with the Interreg Europe Programme - Ministry for Gozo - 4th April 2016

 
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The Territorial Cooperation Unit within the Funds and Programmes Division  will be organizing a two hour information session at the Ministry for Gozo
in relation to the 2nd call from project proposals under the Interreg Europe Programme. This session will be held on the 4th April 2016 from 9:30am till 11:30am.
 
The aim of this seminar is to provide brief details about the second call for project proposals under this  Programme, which is envisaged to be launched on the 5th April 2016. During this session, information will be provided on the main aspects of the INTERREG EUROPE Programme in particular the second call for project proposals. Further to this, details on the national requirements vis a vis Maltese applicants will also be provided.
 
Interested parties who might eventually want to submit or join proposals for funding under the INTERREG EUROPE Programme may include public and public equivalent entities and also private non profit bodies.
Interested participants are requested to register by sending an e-mail to caroline.debattista@gov.mt by 31st March 2016.  
 
Should you require further information on the above mentioned seminar or on the INTERREG EUROPE 2014-2020 Programme in general, kindly contact the Territorial Cooperation Unit within the Funds and Programmes Division  MEAIM (Ms. Caroline Debattista) either by phone 2200 1142 or by email caroline.debattista@gov.mt.
 
Get ready for reporting Interreg Europe project costs
 
 
Projects approved during the first call for project proposals are to report back on their activities held during the first six months and the related finances. The first progress report is due on the 1st January 2017.
 
In order to assist in the preparation of the first progress report the Joint Secretariat will be organising a series of online Q & A sessions. These will take place almost every Friday till end of November, between 10:00 and 11:00am.
 
Schedule of sessions indicated below:
 
4th November – general Q & A on reporting for all first call project partners;
18th November - Q & A on reporting activities for first call lead partners only;
25th November - general Q & A on reporting for all first call project partners;
 
Project partners and controllers are encouraged to register on the IE Programme website through this link http://www.interregeurope.eu/news-and-events/news/267/get-ready-for-reporting/
to be able to follow a session.
 
Pre Announcement: INTERREG EUROPE THIRD CALL FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS 

 
As the national coordinator of Territorial Cooperation Programmes, including the Interreg Europe Programme, the Territorial Unit at the Funds and Programmes Division within the Parliamentary Secretariat for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU funds, MEAIM, would like to inform that third call for project proposals under the Interreg Europe Programme is envisaged to open in March 2017. As in previous calls already launched under this programme the third call for proposals also focuses on interregional cooperation projects i.e. ‘classic’ interregional cooperation projects. Project applications may be prepared under one of the specific objectives listed below:


a. Strengthening research, technological development and innovation;
b. Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs;
c. Supporting the shift towards a low carbon economy in all sectors and
d.  Protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency.


The eligible beneficiaries include public authorities, bodies governed by public law and private non profit bodies operating in the Programme’s eligible area. Public bodies and bodies governed by public law from all 28 European Member States are eligible for a co-financing rate of 85%, whereas private non-profit bodies may receive 75% co-financing.

It is important to note that this call is envisaged to be the final call under this Programme.  In this regard, the participation of Maltese entities in this call is kindly being solicited. 

Interested applicants are invited to start the preparatory work required for this participation in this call. Further information may be accessed also from the Programme website http://www.interregeurope.eu/.  The FPD extends its availability for any guidance required. For further information on the above mentioned call or on the INTERREG EUROPE 2014-2020 Programme in general, kindly contact the Territorial Cooperation Unit within FPD either by phone on 2200 1142 or by email: territorialcoop.fpd@gov.mt
 
 
 
Europe, Let's Cooperate Interregional Cooperation Forum - 22nd -23rd March, Malta
 
Europe, Let's Cooperate Interregional Cooperation Forum 22nd -23rd March in Malta
 
The INTERREG EUROPE Programme has opened the registrations to an interregional cooperation forum ‘Europe, let’s cooperate!’ The two day event on the 22nd and 23rd March 2017 which for the first time is being organised in Malta, will offer many partner search, project idea generation and networking possibilities. This forum will combine the presentation of the third call for applications with more in-depth applicant workshops. 
 
It is important to note that the third call for applications under this programme might be the final opportunity for prospective applicants to participate in this Programme under the 2014-2020 programming period.
 
For registrations and more information visit the event website on  http://www.interregeurope.eu/
 
 
Information Session Interreg Europe Programme 22nd February 2017
 
 
 
An information session in relation to the 3rd call from project proposals under the Interreg Europe Programme shall be held on the 22nd February 2017 at Xara Lodge, Rabat. Please find click here ​for a detailed agenda of the event.

Interested participants are requested to register by sending an e-mail to caroline.debattista@gov.mt by the 19th February 2017.
 
During this event individual consultations on a project idea with officers from the joint secretariat may be held upon appointment. Prospective applicants interested in booking an individual consultation are to submit their project idea through the JS assistance system via this link http://www.interregeurope.eu/news-and-events/news/340/get-feedback-on-your-project-idea-in-time-for-third-call/
 
For further information on the above mentioned session or on the INTERREG EUROPE 2014-2020 Programme in general, kindly contact the Territorial Cooperation Unit within the Funds and Programmes Division, MEAIM (Ms. Caroline Debattista) either by phone 2200 1142 or by email caroline.debattista@gov.mt
 
 
Presentations
 
 

 

 Developing an Interreg Europe project

 

Please find some instructional videos and presentations that might help you in preparing your project application.

 

     Building relevant parrtnership

     Designing project methodology

     Designing the communication strategy

     Budget and finances​


 

 

 Project Development Videos

 

Request for Quotations for the provision of a venue and a seated dinner to be offered to the participants of the 6th Monitoring Committee under the Interreg Europe Programme which will be held on the 21st March 2017 - MEAIM/FPD/020/2017
 
​​​​The Funds and Programmes Division within the Parliamentary Secretariat for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds, Ministry of European Affairs and Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto, notifies that:-

 
The Request for Quotations can be accessed by clicking here.
Signed offers will be received by e-mail on territorialcoop.fpd@gov.mt until Monday 27th February  2017:-
 
Advt. No. MEAIM/FPD/020/2017: Request for Quotations for the provision of a venue and a seated dinner to be offered to the participants of the 6th Monitoring Committee under the INTERREG EUROPE Programme which is to be held on the 21st March 2017.
 
Clarifications and further information are to be sought not later than 17th February 2017.
 
Late submissions will not be considered.
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Documents
 
 
     Request for Quotations for the First Level Control function for Territorial Cooperation Programmes 2014-2020
 
         Annex 1
 
Other Documents
 
 
 
Claim annexes for reporting of expenditures:

     Auditor certificate and checklist
     General annexes
     Staff costs annexes
     Travel annexes
 
Annual Implementation Report
 
     2015
        Citizen Summary
 
Press Releases
    
 
 
 
 
Circular
 
     ETC05-2015
 
Links
 
 
 



 
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