10:00 - 10:30

Salons & Halle aux Fûts (Ground floor)

Registration and coffee

10:30 - 10:40

Halle vitrée (Ground floor)

Welcome and introduction

10:40 - 11:10

Halle vitrée (Ground floor)

Interregional cooperation for better policy

The role of interregional cooperation in the context of the EU cohesion policy

Jean-Marc Venineaux, Quality Management Officer - Macroregional strategies, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, EC, Brussels, Belgium

11:10 - 12:00

Halle vitrée (Ground floor)

Interreg Europe – key features and general overview

The programme, the projects, and the Policy Learning Platform
Information about the fourth call for project proposals
Assistance available to applicants

Erwin Siweris, Programme Director, Interreg Europe, Lille, France

12:00 - 13:30

Halle aux Fûts (Ground floor)


13:30 - 17:00

Mezzanine, Gamay, Syrah (1st floor)

Make use of the networking area

A special networking area is available for participants during the afternoon. 

Make the most of your day and:

  • Join or host a networking session
  • Ask questions and discuss with the joint secretariat
  • Meet country representatives
  • Give feedback on the Policy Learning Platform online services

Networking area will be available in parallel to the workshops.

13:30 - 14:15

Halle vitrée (Ground floor)

Building your partnership

How to find the right partners and the right focus?

Charo Camacho Cabello, Policy Officer, Interreg Europe, Lille, France

14:15 - 15:15

Halle vitrée (Ground floor)

Tips for developing your project

How to design the project methodology?
How to plan your budget and project management?
How to develop your communication strategy?

Benoît Dalbert, Policy Officer, Interreg Europe, Lille, France

Ilaria Piazza, Coordinator - Project Finances, Interreg Europe, Lille, France

Petra Polaskova, Communication Officer, Interreg Europe, Lille, France

15:15 - 15:45

Halle aux Fûts (Ground floor)

Coffee break

15:45 - 16:30

Halle vitrée (Ground floor)

Taking the last step and making it happen

Submitting your application
Overview of the evaluation process
How to avoid the most common pitfalls? 

Nicolas Singer, Head of Unit projects and platforms, Interreg Europe, Lille, France

16:30 - 16:45

Halle vitrée (Ground floor)


Summary of the day and final tips for interregional cooperation

Erwin Siweris, Programme Director, Interreg Europe, Lille, France

16:45 - 18:00

Halle aux Fûts (Ground floor)

Networking cocktail

10:00 - 12:00


Europe, let's cooperate online

For both those who couldn't attend the event in Brussels and those who did, the online event is an excellent opportunity to learn more about project development, get inspired by successful projects and network online.

The first hour of the live event was dedicated to providing an overview of the fourth call and answering  questions, and the second hour was reserved purely for networking. The participants had a chance to promote their project idea, find partners, or look for additional inspiration for working on their project application. 

A recording of the event is available here.

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