Interreg Europe / European Regional Development Fund

Summary

Τhe Interreg Europe Programme 2021-2027 supports the exchange and transfer of experience, innovative approaches and capacity building among public authorities and other policy relevant organisations across Europe with a view to improving their regional development policy instruments including programmes under the Investment for jobs and growth goal.

The programme eligible area covers the whole European Union territory with its 27 Member States, as well as Norway and Switzerland. The programme is structured around one single cross-cutting priority, the Interreg-Specific Objective ‘a better cooperation governance’. This means that beneficiaries can cooperate on any topics of shared relevance in line with their regional needs, as long as this falls within the scope of cohesion policy.

Programme Description

Τhe Interreg Europe Programme 2021-2027 supports the exchange and transfer of experience, innovative approaches and capacity building among public authorities and other policy relevant organisations across Europe with a view to improving their regional development policy instruments including programmes under the Investment for jobs and growth goal. The programme eligible area covers the whole European Union territory with its 27 Member States, including insular and outermost regions. In addition, Norway and Switzerland are full members of the programme and organisations from these countries are eligible to participate in projects. Partners from other countries can participate at their own costs.

A policy instrument is a means for public intervention. It refers to any policy, strategy, or law developed by public authorities and applied on the ground in order to improve a specific territorial situation. In most cases, financial resources are associated with a policy instrument. However, an instrument can also sometimes refer to a strategy or legislative framework with no specific funding. In the context of Interreg Europe, operational programmes under the Investment for jobs and growth goal are considered as policy instruments. Beyond the programmes of the EU cohesion policy, local, regional or national public authorities develop their own policy instruments, which can also be addressed by Interreg Europe projects.

The programme is structured around one single cross-cutting priority, the Interreg-Specific Objective ‘a better cooperation governance’. This means that beneficiaries can cooperate on any topics of shared relevance in line with their regional needs, as long as this falls within the scope of Cohesion Policy. This scope includes the topics defined by the policy objectives and specific objectives of Cohesion Policy as presented in Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 (CPR), Article 5 and Regulation (EU) 2021/1058 on ERDF, Article 3.

Total Budget

€ 474.353.337,50

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

– 80% Public and Public Equivalent Bodies
– 70% Private Bodies

Thematic Categories

  • Culture
  • Education and training
  • Energy
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Fisheries/ Aquaculture and Maritime Policy
  • Health
  • Information Technology
  • Natural and Cultural Heritage
  • Public Administration
  • Regional Development
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation
  • Small-Medium Enterprises and Competitiveness
  • Telecommunications
  • Tourism
  • Transport

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Chambers
  • Educational Institutions
  • Local Authorities
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • State-owned Enterprises

Call Opening Date

01/01/2021

Call Closing Date

31/12/2027

National Contact Point(s)

Directorate General Growth, Ministry of Finance

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Programme/Sub-programme/Plan Calls
  • Interreg Europe / European Regional Development Fund - 1st call for Proposals

    Expected

    Code: 20179 | Programme name: Interreg Europe / European Regional Development Fund | Start submission calls: 05/04/2022 | End submission calls: 31/05/2022

    This is a call for proposals for interregional cooperation projects. These projects gather policy-relevant organisations from different countries in Europe working together on a common regional development issue within the scope of cohesion policy or ‘non-thematic’ cooperation on issues dealing with pure implementation related challenges of regional development policies.

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