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Interreg Europe featured in EU Cohesion Policy publication

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Discover how the European Union has fueled regional and national growth in the new publication, "Bridging Gaps: EU Cohesion Policy 2014-2020", from the European Commission.

From 2014 to 2020, the EU invested €405 billion (€551 billion with national contributions) to boost European economies and societies. In "Bridging Gaps", you can read about key projects and their positive results across Europe, including those from our project Green Screen. The publication explores policy, goals and the results from the 2014-2020 funding period.

Interreg Europe Green Screen project featured

"Bridging the Gaps" addresses the efforts from over 100 Interreg programmes that are helping to boost "sustainable development" and "progress".

To illustrate these efforts, the publication introduces our project, Green Screen, whose motto was "No planet, no film", helped to establish sustainable practices in the film industry. Eight European regions from the UK, Sweden, Belgium, France, Romania, Spain, Poland and Slovakia cooperated on this project. You can read more about it.

Green Screen was also previously recognised as a finalist in the RegioStars 2023 Awards, and project partner Film London won the Sustainability Award at the Makers and Shakers Awards in London this past January.

What else can you learn from the publication?

"Bridging the Gaps" gives a close look at how the EU Cohesion Policy has benefited regions in concrete ways. From introducing new electric passenger trains in Latvia to restoring a traditional market in Portugal, the EU is improving the everyday lives of Europeans and their communities.

The EU's financial support has promoted economic growth, reduced disparities, and supported development across Europe. The publication sheds light on the positive impact on local communities and the overall advancement of the continent.

What is the Cohesion Policy again?

The European Union's Cohesion Policy aims to close the gap between countries and regions within the same country. It supports:

  • Job creation
  • Business competitiveness
  • Economic growth
  • Sustainable development
  • Improvements to citizens’ quality of life

For the 2021-2027 funding period, almost a third of the entire EU budget has been allocated to the Cohesion Policy.

Cohesion policy
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