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Programm: Interreg Europe

Interreg Europe
Type of Fund Structural Fund
Description of programme
"Interreg Europe"

The Programme aims at improving cohesion policy through exchange of experience, transfer of good practices and joint initiatives among EU 28 regions (+ Norway and Switzerland) on thematic objectives, such as innovation, SMES, low carbon economy and environmental protection.

INTERREG EUROPE will finance two actions:

  • Interregional Cooperation projects: Public organisations from different regions in Europe work together for 3 to 5 years on a shared policy issue. Action plans in the participating regions will ensure that the lessons learnt from the cooperation are put into action. Partners will monitor how far the action plans are implemented. 

    Calls for project proposals are launched throughout the programming period.

  • Policy Learning Platforms: a space for continuous learning where any organisation dealing with regional development policies in Europe can find solutions to improve the way they manage and implement their public policies in the four topics above.
Link Link to Programme
Thematic Focus Building, Research, Innovation, Climate, SME, Sustainability, Technologies, Environment & biodiversity, Natural ressources, Competitiveness, Regional development, Art and Culture, Tourism
Danube Region, Adriatic and Ionian Region, Alpine Region, Baltic Sea Region
Origin of Applicant of programme
Interreg Europe
EU Member States
Norway / Norge
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details

Due to the programme rationale, policymakers are the main target group. These policymakers can be national, regional or local authorities as well as other organisations having a role in the definition and implementation of regional policy instruments. The participation of these competent authorities is essential to maximise the impact of the programme on regional and local policies across the EU. The direct involvement of authorities responsible for the policy instruments addressed by the project is therefore a prerequisite for applying to the programme. If the relevant authorities are not involved directly as partners in the project, their participation in the cooperation has to be explained in the application form and a standard letter of support from these authorities must be provided.

Projects have to involve partners from at least three countries, of which at least two partners must be from EU Member States and financed by the Interreg Europe programme. 

Applicant details
  • National, regional or local public authorities  
  • Other institutions governed by public law (e.g. universities, regional development agencies, business support actors, etc.) 
  • Private non-profit bodies.

Each country defines which institutions are eligible according to national regulations. 

Financial details

The total budget for the programme is 359 million €. Under the Interreg Europe programme, the eligible project activities are co-financed by the ERDF at a rate of either 75% or 85% depending on the legal status of the project partner. Partners from Norway and Switzerland are not eligible to receive ERDF but can receive co-financing from their respective national funds:

  • Public bodies and bodies governed by public law from all 28 EU partner states : 85%
  • Private non-profit bodies from all 28 EU partner states: 75%
  • Public bodies, bodies governed by public law and private non-profit bodies from Norway: 50% Norwegian funding
  • Partners from Switzerland are invited to contact the Swiss Interreg Europe national point of contact to receive information on Swiss funding opportunities 


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List of NCPs


Published on 08.11.2018

Reform of the Public Sector Greece 2014-2020

Reform of the Public Sector Greece

Link to Call

Published on 08.11.2018

Implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative France 2014-2020

Implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative France

Link to Call
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