Programme Funding

The INTERREG IVC Programme is financed through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It hasa total available ERDF budget of € 321 million for the 2007-2013 period. A budget share of 55% is allocated to projects in the first Programme priority ‘Innovation and the knowledge economy’ and 39% to the second priority ‘Environment and risk prevention’. 6% of the funding will be used for Technical Assistance.

The total ERDF budget available for commitments to operations during the period 2007-2013 amounts to 302 million EUR, which can be used by EU partners and will be matched with national co-financing. In addition, 2.7 million EUR is available for the participation of Norwegian partners. Swiss partners also have an opportunity to apply for national funds.

After four calls for proposals, all funds for INTERREG IVC project funding have now been allocated. Around EUR 2 million was allocated to Norwegian partners after four calls for proposals. There will therefore be no further calls for projects in this programming period (2007-2013).

 Co-financing rates

Under the INTERREG IVC Programme, the eligible project activities are co-financed by the ERDF at a rate of either 75% or 85% depending on the Member State.

 75 % (ERDF) For partners from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France,
Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and UK
 85 % (ERDF) For partners from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia,
Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Portugal,
Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia
 50 % (Norwegian
national funding)
For partners from Norway

Partners from Norway and Switzerland are not eligible to receive ERDF but can receive co-financing from their respective national funds. Swiss partners should refer to the Cantons in order to know more about the availability of these funds.

For information about possible national co-financing for partners from EU Member States, please visit the country specific information or consult the relevant National Contact Points.

Please note that INTERREG IVC does not provide pre-financing. Eligible costs will be later reimbursed.

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