Call for projects

Funding for Interreg Europe projects is allocated through calls for project proposals – periods of time during the year when applications can be submitted. Each call has an opening and closing date and outside of these dates it is not possible to apply for funding with a project proposal.

Applications are submitted online through the Interreg Europe online system (iOLF). The system may be available shortly before the call opens, so that applicants can register and start preparing their applications. The ‘Submit application’ button, however, is active only during an open call. 

Specific terms of reference are published for each call (see examples below). They can define specific criteria for each call, for example the maximum amount of funding available, the topics open for funding and so on.

Interreg Europe held two calls for project proposals so far (2015 and 2016 - see details below). The monitoring committee of the programme decided for a third call for project proposals to be opened beginning of 2017.

Third call (1 March - 30 June 2017)

On 5 October 2016, during the Winterthur meeting (Switzerland), the Interreg Europe monitoring committee approved the opening of a third call for project proposals. The call will open on 1 March and close on 30 June 2017.

The application pack will be made available online in January 2017. 

In the meantime, potential applicants are advised to study closely the updated version of the programme manual (version 3, 16 September 2016).

Second call (5 April - 13 May 2016)

The second call for projects closed on 13 May 2016. An overview of the 211 applications received is available here.

In October 2016 Interreg Europe monitoring committee conditionally approved 66 projects.

What were the steps after the end of the call?

Checking the eligibility of projects: May - July 2016

Ineligible projects were informed by August 2016

Carrying out strategic and operational quality assessment: August - September 2016

Monitoring Committee decision on which applications were approved: October 2016

The application pack for the second call included:

Download the application pack.

First call (22 June - 31 July 2015)

The first call for projects closed on 30 July 2015. Click through to see an overview of the 261 applications received.

64 projects were conditionally approved on 9 February 2016.

The application pack for the first call included:

  • Terms of reference
  • Programme manual (version 1 - 22 June 2015)
  • Letter of support model
  • Partner declaration model
  • Application form model
  • Interreg Europe online system guide

Check the application pack for the first call.