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Interreg Alpine Space programme
|European Regional Development Fund
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Content of program
The Alpine Space programme is a European transnational cooperation programme that funds alpine-wide projects. It provides a framework to connect stakeholders from various sectors and different policy levels from seven Alpine countries. Key players from academia and administrative, business and innovation sectors, as well as policy-makers work together to tackle common challenges and develop joint solutions for the Alpine area. Sharing their experiences and expertise, they strive towards improving the quality of life for the Alpine citizens.
The programme will concentrate on green, CO2-neutral, innovative and governance related topics. The mission statement of the programme is also an expression of this focus and intends to make this approach broadly visible. Following priorities are defined for the period 2021-2027:
Priority 1: “Climate resilient and green Alpine region”
Priority 2: “Carbon neutral and resource sensitive Alpine region”
Priority 3: “Innovation and digitalisation supporting a green Alpine region”
Priority 4 - Interreg Specific Objective: “A better Cooperation governance”
|Regions / countries for funding
|Austria (Österreich), France, Germany (Deutschland), Italy (Italia), Liechtenstein, Slovenia (Slovenija), Switzerland (Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera)
|Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME), Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) / Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Other, Private institution, incl. private company (private for profit), Research Institution incl. University, Education and training institution, Public Body (national, regional and local; incl. EGTCs)
The Interreg Alpine Space programme welcomes the participation of organisations from both the public and private sector that bring added-value to the implementation of projects. These organisations may participate as project partners (PPs) but may also contribute as observers or external experts.
PPs are organisations that are directly participating in the preparation and implementation of an Alpine Space project and are officially listed in the application form of the project. Organisations have to fulfil certain conditions as regards their legal character and geographical location.
Following bodies may act as PPs:
Natural persons are not foreseen to act as PP in the ASP 2021-2027.
Only public bodies and bodies governed by public law can act as lead partner.
|other eligibility criteria
The Interreg Alpine Space Programme programme area stretches across five EU Member States and two non-EU Member States. It covers all regions of Austria, Liechtenstein, Slovenia and Switzerland, and selected regions in France, Germany and Italy. France participates with Alsace, Franche-Comte, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and the region of Rhône-Alpes. Germany participates with Oberbayern, Niederbayern, Oberpfalz, Oberfranken, Mittelfranken, Unterfranken, Schwaben, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Freiburg an the region of Tübingen. Italy participates with Lombardia, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano / Bozen, Valle d'Aosta / Vallée d'Aoste, Piemonte and the region of Liguria.
For the thematic priorities, the programme will offer the possibility to submit both classic and small-scale projects.
Classic projects have been in place for several years already and offer a result oriented approach, helping to identify the expected contribution of projects in a defined policy field. Classic projects can tackle a wide range of challenges, and depending on the maturity of the topic subject to cooperation.
Project applicants are strongly encouraged to consider the characteristics and reference values of classic projects as outlined below:
To better respond to the objectives of the new programme and to offer a new form of cooperation a new strand of shorter and smaller projects is offered. As the name suggests, small-scale projects are shorter and involve less partners compared to classic projects. This typology allows the beneficiaries to address innovative subjects from a thematic and/or territorial perspective and to deliver knowledge be it through analysis, experimentation or fieldwork.
As the programme aims to encourage experimentation, small-scale projects will be also a laboratory for new ideas, which draws on experience from a variety of disciplines. Project applicants are strongly encouraged to consider the characteristics and reference values of smallscale projects as outlined below:
|Administration & Governance, Institutional Capacity & Cooperation, Air Quality, Biodiversity & Environment, Climate & Climate Change, Water quality & management, Circular Economy, Natural Resources, Demographic Change, European Citizenship, Migration, Digitalisation, Digital Society, ICT, Disaster Prevention, Resilience, Risk Management, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy
|Relevance for EU Macro-Region
|EUSAIR - EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Space, EUSDR - EU Strategy for the Danube Region
|UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)
| Interreg Alpine Space Programme 2021-2027 (2245kB)
|Interreg Alpine Space National Contact Points (NCPs)
Interreg Alpine Space Programme - Joint Secretariat
03.07.2023 - 13.10.2023