We are proud to present an overview of the results interregional cooperation brings.

  • Discover a few stories of policy changes
  • See key numbers about our results
  • Look at the map of involvement of regions in Interreg Europe

Stories of policy changes


Regional policy making made more efficient

Our projects have been very active. By early October 2021, they:

  • Held close to 12,000 policy learning events;
  • Identified more than 4,150 good practices. Over 2,500 of them are in our good practice database.
  • Over 14,300 people engaged in the projects feel that their professional capacity increased thanks to the project activities.
  • And 186 projects from the first three calls finalised their phase 1 and developed 1,007 action plans for their regions.

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Policy learning activities bring results

So far, our projects have influenced over 700 policy instruments, including 412 Structural Funds operational programmes.

We estimate that the financial impact of this influence is 1,353 MEUR in total (1,177 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 time of regional policymakers. It makes the use of the financial resources available in their regions more efficient.

Download a detailed list of the policy changes

All regions can benefit

Close to 90% of NUTS 2 regions from all eligible countries are involved in our cooperation projects. Click on the map to see how many partners come from your region.

Download this map with a full list of projects. Or check out all our maps of involvement by topic.

Is your region not involved yet? Apply for a peer review through the Policy Learning Platform.

More success stories about policy changes

You may also want to:

  • Scroll through our new publication about the latest programme achievements and 30 stories about policy changes from 30 projects in 30 countries
  • Explore our web documentary and find out what happens when people work together