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The third call for proposals will be launched on 21 September 2017 and stay open until 25 January 2018. Around 60 million EUR will be available for co-financing new, transnational cooperation ideas.

We are looking for ideas that address shared challenges in various cities and regions in central Europe. In the upcoming call we seek transnational project ideas that help to improve capacities for urban and regional development in all our four priority areas: 

Table with details on thematic focus of third call

In some of these priorities, the call will be exclusively focused on pre-defined topics.

Detailed information about the focus is available here.

One-step procedure and minimum requirements

The third call will be organised in a one-step procedure. Fully developed project proposals have to be submitted via our web-based tool, the electronic Monitoring System (eMS).
Transnational partnerships can be formed by both public and private organisations. The minimum requirement for a project partnership is the participation of 3 financing partners from at least 3 countries. The typical project duration is around 36 months. The co-financing rates reach up to 85 percent depending on the geographical location of an institution.
The application package including a new manual is currently under development and will be published on 21 September 2017. More information will be available soon in the application section and in your frequently asked questions (FAQ) on the programme website.

Pitch your idea at the programme conference 

20 years ago the first transnational Interreg programme was launched for central European regions and cities. What started with Interreg IIC CADSES has evolved into today's Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE. Since 1997 transnational cooperation helped hundreds of great ideas come true. 

The programme will celebrate this anniversary with a major conference in Berlin on 21 and 22 September 2017. Thematic PitchIt! sessions will offer a chance for new cooperation ideas to present themselves to a wider audience and to get direct feedback from an expert panel.
Register now and apply for a PitchIt! slot.

Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Community

For an overview of already existing new project ideas that are currently searching for partners, join the free Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Community

8 steps from idea to partnership

8 steps from idea to partnership

Basic tips on how to get from project idea to partnership