Get an insight into the policy changes and results achieved by our interregional cooperation projects all across Europe from 2014-2020.
Stories of policy change
Our 258 projects are working hard to bring policy changes to their regions. We've described a few so that you can go deeper into each story and find out what they achieved and how they achieved it.
Wine routes and sustainable tourism: 3 key learningsThe Tourist Board in the Dutch South-Limburg region joined BRANDTour to find out how to diversify their tourist-related activities through wine routes.
Waste prevention: 3 key learnings from the Styrian re-use mapIn Austria, 23,700 tonnes of waste can be avoided annually through re-use and repair. Let's discover the story of the Styrian re-use map and lessons learnt!
30 stories from 30 countries
Read about our latest achievements and discover 30 stories about policy changes from 30 projects in 30 countries.
Regional policies improved
Our projects have just closed their activities. By September 2023, they have:
- Held over 16,000 policy-learning events;
- Identified over 5,800 good practices - close to 3,200 were validated for the good practice database by our experts;
- Increased the professional capacity of over 22,300 people engaged with them thanks to their activities;
- And had developed 1,698 action plans for their regions.
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Policy learning activities bring results
So far, our projects have influenced 1,145 policy instruments, including 566 Structural Funds operational programmes.
We estimate that the financial impact of this influence is 1,414 MEUR in total (1,144 MEUR from Structural Funds). That’s much more than our own budget (359 MEUR). This funding has been allocated in the regions to finance activities inspired by the projects' exchange of experience.
These results also show that Interreg Europe directly contributes to a more efficient implementation of the Cohesion Policy. Why? Because investment in solutions tried and tested in other corners of Europe saves the time of regional policymakers. It makes the use of the financial resources available in their regions more efficient.
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All regions can benefit
Close to 90% of NUTS 2 regions from all eligible countries are involved in our cooperation projects. Download the following maps to see how many partners come from your region and our full list of projects.
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