It's time to show the programme's first results.

With all funds committed and the first projects reporting on the implementation of their action plans, we are proud to share an overview of the results the interregional cooperation projects have already achieved.

Discover a few selected stories of policy changes with first effects in the regions. Or scroll a bit and look at some key numbers and the map of involvement of regions in Interreg Europe. Maybe also in the one you live in.

First success stories about policy changes

Click through the topics and read a brief summary of the selected project results.

Research & innovation

Research and innovation

INKREASE influenced the Austrian ERDF Investment in Growth and Jobs Programme, the measure on clusters/networks and location management. The CRAFT good practice from Brittany inspired the Lower Austrian Government to invest EUR 351,000 in a project called House of Digitalization. The aim is to develop a virtual one-stop shop to help in digitalization of SMEs.

SME competitiveness

Competitiveness of SMEs

ATM for SMEs influenced the Świętokrzyskie Regional Operational Programme in Poland. Inspired by practices in microfinance for SMEs from Italy and Hungary, the Marshal Office of Świętokrzyskie decided to invest EUR 7.5 million in two projects to help the start-up enterprises in the region with new financial instruments such as loans or seed capital investments.

Low-carbon economy

Mobility

SET-UP helped to fine-tune two calls for proposals of the ERDF Operational Programme of Brittany, France, on the energy storage and conversion and on the collective self-consumption projects. Thanks to seeing actual cases of storage system use in other SET-UP partner regions, the energy conversion became a criterion for eligibility in one of the calls.

Environment

Circular economy

BIOREGIO influenced the Finnish Sustainable growth and jobs programme. Partners' good practices and site visits - pyrolysis of MSW in Toledo, Spain, and BIO2ECO producing bioenergy on-site in Greece - inspired a project Kiertoliike and shaped its focus on bio-based content and the development of bioenergy solution in the Päijät-Häme region. The Finnish programme allocated EUR 995 450 for the project.

All regions can share solutions

Close to 90% of NUTS 2 regions from all eligible countries are involved in our cooperation projects. Right-click on the map, zoom in and check how many partners come from your region.

 

If you find your region empty, remember that the Policy Learning Platform offers other opportunities to join in the cooperation through one of our policy services, for example the peer review. Just check the conditions, apply and join.

Good practices for inspiration

258 running projects with more than 2000 partners share with others the good practices they identified through the Good practice database. There are more than 1,000 at the moment, all checked and validated by the Policy Learning Platform experts.

Search the database by topic or country, and see what might be useful for your town or region. If you log in to My Interreg Europe, you can contact the author of the good practice you find inspiring for your region.

Regional policy making made more efficient

4,500 people engaged in our projects feel that they have already built up their professional capacity. Project partners and their local stakeholders learn during their meetings and study visits about good practices which make their policy work better. Come back to check how this number grows.

332 million euros has been put aside in regions to finance activities inspired by the projects' exchange of experience. Investment in solutions tried and tested in other corners of Europe saves time of regional policymakers and makes the use of the financial resources available in their regions more efficient. This is just the start, so the financial effect of Interreg Europe projects is also about to grow further.

Already now, the sum more than matches the European funds allocated to our projects (MEUR 322).

More to come soon

This is just a start. Partners in most of our projects still exchange experiences and search for inspiration and solutions for their regional challenges. They are yet to tell us what they achieved and how much their professional knowledge increased.

With each project report, we get additional exciting stories to share with you, hopefully from your own region.

So, come back soon and check this page for updates!