Get inspired. Learn. Network.

After the great success of the first interregional cooperation forum 'Europe, let's cooperate!' we invite you to the second edition, this time in Rotterdam.

During two inspiring days you will learn how you can benefit from interregional cooperation and get inspiration from the institutions and regions that already have the experience implementing projects. You will meet approved project partners and enjoy networking. That's where cooperation starts. It's an opportunity to present your ideas, check the ideas of others, start building new partnerships and complete existing ones. Interreg Europe staff will guide you through successful project development.

If you want to improve regional policies on research and innovation, competitiveness of SMEs, low-carbon economy, and the environment and resource efficiency in your region, it’s the right time to build a partnership. You can get co-financing from the European Regional Development Fund for working with other regions, learning from each other and solving common challenges. Interreg Europe programme will be accepting applications for the second call from 5 April to 13 May 2016.

Who should attend?

This event welcomes policymakers and practitioners from all over Europe working in any of the four topics: research and innovation, competitiveness of SMEs, low-carbon economy, the environment and resource efficiency.

We would be particularly happy to see:

  • Managing Authorities and other organisations responsible for Structural Funds programmes
  • Regional, local, national authorities 
  • Agencies, research institutes, thematic policy organisations 
  • Representatives of relevant EU thematic networks and communities 
  • Interreg Europe project partners and stakeholders 
  • Representatives from EU institutions working on the topics covered by Interreg Europe

Event admission

Admission to the event is free of charge. All attendees have to sign in to the Interreg Europe community in order to register for the event. You should plan your traveling only once we approve your registration. 

We will close the registration for participation in person as soon as the event is fully booked. We plan that 700 people will attend the event in Rotterdam. Another 1000 can follow it online.

You can register to follow the plenary session online on 22 March (from 14:00-17:00). During the web-streaming you will have the possibility to ask questions and comment on the presentations.

We also plan to organise webinars with the presentations from the second day of the event at a later date.

For more information, check the event agenda.

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Research and innovation SME competitiveness Low-carbon economy Environment and resource efficiency