Transnational cooperation underpins EU Cohesion Policy and contributes to strategic EU priority areas, including innovation, environment, energy, transport and social issues.
Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE also helps macro-regional strategies to succeed. We bring together stakeholders from geographically and culturally similar areas and help them to jointly address shared challenges and opportunities.
Transnational cooperation improves capacities for regional development related to innovation, CO2 reduction, natural and cultural resources as well as transport and mobility.
Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE supports cooperation like yeast supports baking. We are the small but important ingredient hat helps ideas grow: into jointly developed, tested and accepted solutions.
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Transnational cooperation brings benefits to our regions and cities, and ultimately to us, the citizens. But what does it really mean? Why is cooperation needed? Get a flavour of what our programmes are about from this 16-page brochure.
20 Years of cooperation
taking central Europe forward
20 years ago the first transnational programme was launched in central Europe. Take a look at what transnational cooperation has done for central Europe so far.
For more than 25 years, Interreg transnational programmes are bringing together European regions and cities. In central Europe, we share many challenges and opportunities due to our geography, history, and culture.
The Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE transnational programme area provides an excellent basis for cooperation. In our transnational projects, regions, cities and companies from nine countries work closely together to develop solutions designed to meet the most pressing needs of our citizens.