Scroll down through some key figures presenting our new programme for 2021-2027. In the coming months, we will have more figures for you linked to the first call for project proposals planned for spring 2022.
You can also have a look at the aggregate data from the previous programme (2014-2020).
Public institutions and private non-profit organisations from all regions in 29 European countries can benefit from the funding opportunities or policy learning services offered by our programme. They are 27 EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland.
Organisations from other countries can participate at their own costs.
Interregional cooperation received 379 million euros from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Close to 90% is planned for interregional cooperation projects. The rest is for the policy-learning services offered by the Platform and technical assistance for the programme's implementation.
The programme's objective is to improve regional policies through capacity building. All five thematic priorities of the EU are open for the cooperation projects. The sixth topic opens cooperation possibilities to non-thematic issues improving the governance.
Co-financing rates for project partners
The European Union and the 29 programme partner states provide up to 80% of the funds needed for cooperation. Private non-profit organisations can get 70% of their cost refunded. Partners from Norway get 50% funds. Switzerland manages the funding of their partners directly. Partners from other than the 29 countries have to use their own funds.
Project partners work together in projects for four years:
- three years are devoted to exchange of experience = CORE phase
- one year serves for monitoring the achievements = FOLLOW-UP phase