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Erwin Siweris, director of Interreg Europe giving a presentation at an Interreg Europe project seminar in Sofia

What is Interreg Europe?

Find out what we do and how you can benefit.

Who we are

Interreg Europe is a cooperation programme, co-funded by the European Union. The European Union strives to reduce disparities in the levels of development, growth and quality of life in and across Europe’s regions. Our programme contributes to this objective and runs from 2021 to 2027.

We have a budget of MEUR 379 to help local, regional and national governments across Europe to develop and deliver better policy. We create an environment and opportunities for sharing solutions to regional development issues. We support the exchange of good practices and policy learning among European regions in 29 countries - the EU27, Norway and Switzerland.

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Topics we cover

Our programme contributes to all EU priorities and strives for better regional governance through capacity building.

All six topics together

 

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  • Research & innovation capacities
  • Digitisation
  • SME competitiveness
  • S3, industry and entrepreneurship
  • Digital connectivity

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  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewable energy
  • Smart energy systems
  • Climate change
  • Water management
  • Circular economy
  • Nature & biodiversity
  • Zero-carbon urban mobility

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  • Sustainable TEN-T
  • Sustainable mobility

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  • Education
  • Social inclusion
  • Integration of third-country nationals
  • Health care
  • Culture and sustainable tourism

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  • Integrated urban development
  • Integrated non-urban development

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  • Policy governance

Who can benefit

Public authorities
  • national, regional, local public authorities
  • other relevant bodies responsible for developing and/ or implementing regional development policies
  • authorities responsible for developing and/ or implementing the Investment for jobs and growth programmes
Organisations relevant for regional development policies
  • Business support organisations (development agencies, innovation agencies, chambers of commerce, clusters, etc.)
  • Environmental organisations (environmental agencies, energy agencies, NGOs, etc.)
  • Education and research institutions (universities, research centres, etc.)

(the list is not exhaustive)

Two paths to better policies

Interregional cooperation projects

Our projects gather a limited number of partners from different regions who exchange and transfer experience on a shared regional development issue.

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Policy Learning Platform

Our Platform has a team of experts who exploit projects’ achievements and open up the programme benefits to all through policy-learning services.

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Our history