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Announcing a restricted call for project proposals

By Joint secretariat
Image announcing the restricted call for project proposals for the seven EU candidate countries

At the end of 2023, seven EU candidate countries joined the Interreg Europe programme offering new opportunities to the projects and Policy Learning Platform: 

  • Albania,
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  • Moldova,
  • Montenegro,
  • North Macedonia,
  • Serbia and
  • Ukraine.

Because our first and second call projects were approved at a time when these opportunities did not yet exist, we want to give them the chance to work with organisations from the new Partner States through an extension of their partnership.


The call will be open from 20 March to 7 June 2024, at 12:00 p.m. (midday) CEST (Paris time).


It is only open to our 150 projects approved during the first and second calls.

Who can join approved projects?

The following organisations from the seven new Partner States are eligible to join approved projects and receive Interreg funding:
• Public authorities,
• Public law bodies (bodies governed by public law),
• Private non-profit bodies.


Download the terms of reference and the draft application form for more information.

Projects' interest in the call

If you are from one of our 150 projects approved in the first or the second call for project proposals, please fill in the form below about your interest in this restricted call.

Are your planning to extend your partnership with new organisation(s) from the 7 new countries?
During the restricted call from 20 March to 7 June 2024, you can extend your project partnership by up to 2 new partners from any of the seven EU-candidate countries, which are now part of Interreg Europe.
Do you have a particular institution in mind?
From which country(-ies) will be your new partner(s)?
What kind of assistance/help from the joint secretariat you might need during this call?


Share your questions about the restricted call, if you have any:


Do you have questions about this call?

Join our online event on 9 April 2024 at 10:00-12:00 CEST. We will answer your questions and give you the opportunity to pitch your project to the participants from the new countries and have smaller group discussions with them. You can register below.

Open call