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Interreg Central Europe Programme 2021-2027
|Parent program||European Regional Development Fund|
|Link to the program||www.interreg-central.eu|
Content of program
Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE envisions a united central Europe that cooperates - to become smarter, greener and better connected together. Based on shared needs and a common identity in an area long divided by the ‘Iron Curtain’, the programme aims for a trustful culture of cooperation beyond administrative borders.
The programme mission is to bring regions and cities together beyond borders to find fitting solutions for their citizens – in a fair and equal way everywhere. It encourages and supports transnational cooperation to make regions more resilient to common challenges that know no borders and which cannot be solved alone. These challenges include among others economic transition processes, climate change, and the long-term socioeconomic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The programme priorities and specific objectives form the backbone of the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE funding strategy in 2021-27. In line with the thematic fields, transnational cooperation actions are expected to address the development and implementation of strategies, action plans, tools, training, pilot actions and related solutions. All actions will have to respect the horizontal principles of sustainable development including environmental protection as well as equal opportunities, non-discrimination and gender equality.
Priority 1: Cooperating for a smarter central Europe
Priority 2: Cooperating for a greener central Europe
Priority 3: Cooperating for a better connected Europe
Priority 4: Improving governance for cooperation in central Europe
|Regions / countries for funding||Austria (Österreich), Croatia (Hrvatska), Czechia (Česko), Germany (Deutschland), Hungary (Magyarország), Italy (Italia), Poland (Polska), Slovakia (Slovensko), Slovenia (Slovenija)|
|Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME), International organization, Public Body (national, regional and local; incl. EGTCs), Research Institution incl. University, Education and training institution, Other, Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) / Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Private institution, incl. private company (private for profit)|
As minimum requirement, the partnership must involve:
As a general principle, the Interreg CE Programme supports cooperation between partners located in the programme area. The geographic location of an EGTC is considered to be in the country where it is registered and its costs shall be verified according to the control system established in that Member State.
Organisations from outside the programme area can also participate in projects - but only in exceptional cases, i.e. when they qualify as:
|other eligibility criteria|
The Interreg CE programme area stretches across nine EU Member States. It covers all regions of Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia, and selected regions in Germany and Italy. Germany participates with Baden-Württemberg, Bayern, Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Thüringen and the Braunschweig region within Niedersachsen. Italy participates with Piemonte, Valle d'Aosta, Liguria, Lombardia, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Emilia-Romagna and the autonomous provinces of Bolzano/Bozen and Trento.
|Topics||Administration & Governance, Institutional Capacity & Cooperation, Agriculture & Forestry, Fishery, Food, Soil quality, Air Quality, Biodiversity & Environment, Climate & Climate Change, Water quality & management, Arts & Culture, Cultural Heritage, Tourism, Circular Economy, Natural Resources, Competitiveness of Enterprises, Employment/Labour Market, SME & entrepreneurship, Demographic Change, European Citizenship, Migration, Digitalisation, Digital Society, ICT, Disaster Prevention, Resilience, Risk Management, Education & Training, Children & Youth, Media, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy , Equal Rights, Human Rights, People with Disabilities, Social Inclusion, Health, Social Services, Sports, Mobility & Transport, Rural & Urban Development/Planning|
|Relevance for EU Macro-Region||EUSAIR - EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Space, EUSBSR - EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, EUSDR - EU Strategy for the Danube Region|
|UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)|
|Program documents|| Interreg Central Europe Programme 2021-2027 (1799kB)
|Contact||Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme - Joint Secretariat |
+43 (0) 1 8908 088 - 2403
Interreg Central Europe National Contact Points (NCPs)
22.03.2023 - 17.05.2023