We are an EU cohesion policy programme that encourages cooperation beyond borders. With a budget of 246m EUR we support public and private organisations to work together across central Europe. Jointly they improve cities and regions in Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Project of the week
Public buildings often waste energy and renovation can be expensive. TOGETHER investigated how to improve energy
management in 84 building by involving the people who use them. Smart meters combined with higher awareness led to less energy waste.
Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE has supported transnational cooperation in central Europe for more than 20 years. Now it is time to take our cooperation forward. Together with our partners and you we want to make sure that also in the next programming period we can continue to proudly say that: #cooperationiscentral for a better future.
27-29 April 2020
The European Commission, the EU Japan Regional Cooperation Helpdesk and the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation jointly organise the EU-Japan Clusters and Regions/Prefectures Cooperation Event on 27-29 April 2020 in Strasbourg, France.
The event’s main objective is to support clusters, European regions and Japanese prefectures in their function of networking organisations by fostering the creation of long-term strategic partnerships between European organisations and Japanese partners. Furthermore, by gathering representatives from networking organisations, regions and prefectures, the event is a unique and novel opportunity for clusters to promote business by taking advantage of the recently enforced EU and Japan's Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the recently signed EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) and the Sustainable Connectivity Partnership. Hence, the event especially welcomes cluster organisations that bring their regional representative with them and have articulated interest in cooperation with Japanese counterparts.Read more
1-5 June 2020
EU Green Week 2020 will focus on nature and biodiversity. All around the globe, biodiversity is disappearing as a result of unsustainable human activities. This loss is closely connected to climate change, and the combined effect of this unprecedented crisis is disrupting the ecosystems that support life on Earth, with devastating consequences for human well-being and prosperity. While the situation is extremely serious, there is still hope. Solutions exist, but they require deep and transformative changes in the way we produce, consume and trade.
EU Green Week will explore possible pathways for change, and examine how a range of EU policies like the European Green Deal can help protect, restore and sustainably manage nature, leaving it room to recover and thrive. This year’s Green Week will act as a milestone on the path to the COP 15 conference in Kunming, China, in October 2020, where world leaders will adopt a new 10-year action plan for biodiversity – a new global deal for people and nature.
2020 will be a landmark year. EU Green Week 2020 is your opportunity to meet up with people at the heart of the process.Read more
22-26 June 2020
Shape Europe's energy future and join the European Sustainable Energy Week #EUSEW2020! Every year the European Commission (Directorate-General for Energy and EASME) organises the EU Sustainable Energy Week – the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. This year’s edition will cover four elements across the EU: the Policy Conference, Networking Village, EUSEW Awards, and the Energy Days.
The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2020 will take place in Brussels from 22 to 26 June 2020, with a Policy Conference and Networking Village running from 23 to 25 June 2020.Read more