What is new in the Interreg Europe programme?

EU support for interregional cooperation has existed for around 20 years. Several features have been introduced in the new programming period to ensure that EU funds are used more effectively.

1. Greater emphasis on improving programmes that are part of the European Union’s Cohesion policy (i.e. Investment for Growth and Jobs and European Territorial Cooperation programmes).

2. Capturing the project results: the more focused the topics, the greater the chances of producing effective results.

3. Public administrations are the primary target group of Interreg Europe, therefore managing authorities and/or intermediate bodies of Investment for Growth and Jobs programmes or European Territorial Cooperation programmes should be involved in the cooperation. If it is not possible, the provision of the letter is a condition to make the project eligible to the programme.

4. Stakeholder group per participating region will have to be established.