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.
Update on Calls
Our programme will fund 44 new cooperation projects following the third call for proposals. Around 77 million Euro from the European Regional Development Fund will support activities of transnational project partnerships in the coming years.
Update on Calls
We will launch an experimental call on 4 March 2019. The aim will be to capitalise on results of our already funded projects. We will also encourage closer coordination with new partners from other EU funding instruments such as Horizon 2020 or LIFE.
Transnational cooperation is central for our projects. It is their joint effort that results in benefits that bring better quality of life to the regions, cities, and ultimately citizens. But what does it really mean? Discover 10 good reasons that speak for transnational cooperation in central Europe - now and in the future.
Why #cooperationiscentral at the heart of Europe
13-17 May 2019
Environmental laws have a huge impact on our life. They improve water and air quality, they protect nature, and they encourage recycling and waste management. But to really make an appreciable difference, these EU laws have to be properly implemented.
The next edition of EU Green Week 2019 will put this process of environmental implementation into the spotlight. We'll be asking questions like – do these laws really matter, and what the added benefits are for citizens? What does successful implementation look like? Why do "implementation gaps" exist? How can we move from knowing that stakeholders need to take ownership of these laws to actually making it happen? And most importantly, how can the EU facilitate the process, making sure that citizens' voices are heard?
EU Green Week 2019 will include events across Europe, with the official opening event on 13 May in one of the Member States and a high-level summit in Brussels from 15 to 17 May. The opening event will have a particular prominence, setting the tone for the Week's debates. The closing of Green Week will take place at the end of the Brussels Conference and will showcase the political conclusions from the Week.
The call for proposals for Partner Events is now online. Click here to register.
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12-13 June 2019
2019 Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region is hosted by Pomorskie Region. Around 800 participants representing public and private institutions, academia, NGOs will gather to discuss topics very much related to the future of the Baltic Sea Region, as: demographic change, circular and sharing economy.
The Forum will explore the link between the EU Baltic Sea Strategy and growing challenges such as depopulation, ageing, migrations, new production and consumption models, but also new social, cultural, mobility and labour market patterns, which influence our everyday behaviours and attitudes.
More information can be found on the EUSBSR forum website.
17-21 June 2019
Shape Europe´s energy future and join the European Sustainable Energy Week! You can discuss, network as well as use your attendace to EUSEW 2019 as the opportunity to showcase your actions towards sustainable energy-efficient Europe.
The highlight of EUSEW 2019 is the conference that features diverse programme of sessions and side events aimed at discussing and shaping Europe's energy future. Until 28 January you can apply to host a session.
Public and private organisations have a chance to submit their contributions to feature in the networking area. Contributors and presenters are selected by the European Commission, with an emphasis on interactive activities that encourage audience participation. The call for networking activities will open in January 2019.
The Energy Awards recognise outstanding innovation in energy efficiency and renewables. Finalists are chosen from a shortlist of the year’s most successful projects for clean, secure and efficient energy.
Submit your project that has helped the citizens, industry and the public sector work towards the Energy Union. Your activities might be rewarded by a prestigous European Award. Apply until 4 February!
Energy Days encourage citizens and stakeholders to discover and debate the major issues driving the transition to sustainable energy. They take place throughout the months of May and June. Anyone can organise an Energy Day in his/her region for any audience; perhaps investors in new technology or families who want to promote clean energy.
Visit EUSEW website for more information.