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.
Yes, we have a finalist! Our project ENERGY@SCHOOL made it into the Top 5 of EU projects in the Regiostars awards category "Youth Empowerment". You can now help them win the public choice award with your vote. Let's show Europe that #cooperationiscentral to reduce our regional carbon footprints!
Cast your vote now
project of the week
Interreg Volunteer Youth (IVY) gives young people the opportunity to work as volunteers in Interreg programmes an projects. By experiencing cooperation hands-on, and learning about concrete local achievements, they will hopefully become our ambassadors in the future. Read more
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.
29 - 30 September 2020
The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in cooperation with the state Sachsen-Anhalt and Saxony will organise a High-Level Cohesion Conference that will take place from 29 to 30 September 2020. It will be held in Halle (Saale), a city located some 170 km to the south-west of Berlin and part of the economically dynamic Leipzig-Halle-Jena-Gera metropolitan area.
The conference will address the role of EU cohesion policy in times of the coronavirus crisis. Accordingly, the debate will focus both on the importance of EU Structural Funds as a driving force for regional crisis management and reconstruction and on the lessons to be learnt from the crisis with a view to shaping an innovative, smart and green Europe. A political kick-off event will be followed by workshops on industrial transformation, digitalisation and the coal phase-out. There will also be an opportunity to participate in one of four excursions to the Halle/Leipzig area following the workshops.
More information will follow soon.
12-15 October 2020
The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to regional policy. The event has grown to become a unique communication and networking platform, bringing together regions and cities from all over Europe, including their political representatives, officials as well as experts and academics. Over the last 17 years, it has done much to promote policy learning and exchange of good practices.
During this four-day event, cities and regions will showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance. In 2020, main topics of discussions will be
The European Week of Regions and Cities is a perfect opportunity for you and your partners to show how your project has helped central European regions and cities become better places.
In light of COVID-19, the scale and programme of the event might change.
1-3 December 2020
The next edition of the largest ICT event in Europe will take place this year in the Koelnmesse in Cologne. The event, co-organised by the European Commission and the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union, will have the following elements:
For the first time, also ERDF projects can apply to take part in the event and exhibition and show what role cohesion policy plays in digitalisation. Can your project demonstrate how it have brought ICT research a step further and how it pushed innovation to a new level?
Then have a look at the exhibitors’ guide for more information and apply by 28 May 2020.Apply for a spot at the ICT 2020
Let's celebrate Cooperation | #Interreg30