Funding for Interreg Europe projects is allocated through calls for project proposals – periods of time during the year when applications can be submitted. Each call has an opening and closing date and outside of these dates it is not possible to apply for funding with a project proposal.
Applications are submitted online through the Interreg Europe online system (iOLF). The system may be available shortly before the call opens, so that applicants can register and start preparing their applications. The ‘Submit application’ button, however, is active only during an open call.
Specific terms of reference are published for each call (see examples below). They can define specific criteria for each call, for example the maximum amount of funding available, the topics open for funding and so on.
Interreg Europe held three calls for project proposals so far: 2015, 2016 and 2017 - see details below.
During its seventh meeting on 12 and 13 December in Tallinn, the Interreg Europe Monitoring Committee discussed the modalities of a fourth call for proposals. This call will be organised in the first semester of 2018. It should be launched in May and close by mid-June 2018. It is likely that all thematic priorities will be open and that all the remaining ERDF will be available for this fourth call.
The final decision on the fourth call features will be made by the Monitoring Committee during the meeting on 13-14 March 2018 in Sofia (Bulgaria). Further details will be published shortly after.
The third call for project proposals closed on 30 June 2017. Here are some key figures about the received applications.
What are the steps after the end of the call? (provisional forecast)
Checking the eligibility of projects: July – August 2017
Carrying out strategic and operational quality assessment: August 2017 - January 2018
Monitoring Committee decision on which applications are approved: mid-March 2018
Information on approved projects: mid-March 2018
Lead Partner seminar for approved projects: 24-26 April 2018 in Sofia (Bulgaria)
The application pack for the third call included:
The second call for projects closed on 13 May 2016. An overview of the 211 applications received is available here.
In October 2016 Interreg Europe monitoring committee conditionally approved 66 projects.
What were the steps after the end of the call?
Checking the eligibility of projects: May - July 2016
Ineligible projects were informed by August 2016
Carrying out strategic and operational quality assessment: August - September 2016
Monitoring Committee decision on which applications were approved: October 2016
The application pack for the second call included:
The first call for projects closed on 30 July 2015. Click through to see an overview of the 261 applications received.
64 projects were conditionally approved on 9 February 2016.
The application pack for the first call included:
Check the application pack for the first call.