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Five highlights of 2021

Date 15 December 2021
By Joint secretariat

2021 was a busy, but rewarding year for the programme. Let’s stop for a moment to look back and take stock. Here are five of the key events that happened this year.

Launch of the new programme



It’s the end of an era. Or at least of a programming period. But when one door closes, another always opens.

And so, this year we said goodbye to the 2014-2020 Interreg Europe programme and hello to a new programme, with new topics, new colours and soon, new projects.

We launched the new programme on 24-25 November during an online edition of Europe, let’s cooperate. It was a great opportunity for policymakers, experts and practitioners from all across Europe to discuss and collaborate. See what you missed. Watch the recordings.

The call for additional activities



In April, we launched a fifth call for proposals of additional activities which was open to all our 258 approved projects.

We wanted to give them new opportunities to exchange experiences on the way the COVID-19 crisis impacted the issue they address and to further improve their regional development policies to better face the current challenges.

78 projects received funding their activities.  See some key figures about the call and the assessment results.

The cycling cities series



The Policy Learning Platform hosted a series of five webinars in 2021 about cycling and urban mobility. The series looked at the potential of bicycles to shape the zero-emission future of urban mobility in Europe. Over 570 of our community members participated in the events.

Missed out? Watch the recordings.


Helping projects with their online activities



In September, we organised an online workshop to exchange experiences on online project activities. During the session, our projects shared examples of their activities and discussed ideas and recommendations for the future.


Happy birthday peer review



This year, the Policy Learning Platform’s peer review service turned three. Since we started this service, we’ve carried out 31 peer reviews and got a 100% satisfaction rate.

What are you waiting for? Apply now.

As 2021 comes to a close, everyone here at Interreg Europe is wishes you happy holidays. Here's hoping 2022 will be a fantastic year!

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