Interreg V-A - France-Switzerland

Territorial co-operation

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Programme description

Strategic objectives

The cooperation programme addresses significant cross-border challenges linked to the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy in the area around the border between France and Switzerland. Firstly, the programme aims to increase and organise cooperation in innovation, and to boost the transfer of research to businesses. Secondly, it will help to maintain and reinstate weakened ecosystems and to put in place new sustainable land use bodies. As far as mobility is concerned, it aims to increase the use of sustainable transport for cross-border travel, and thus to improve access to the regions. In addition, it will support the development of local services and boost access to labour markets, with the aim of boosting the economy.

Priority areas

The programme is divided into three areas:

  1. Bringing organisations closer together for innovation, and supporting innovative projects
  2. Protecting and making the most of cultural and natural heritage
  3. Encouraging sustainable transport
  4. Promoting employment and providing support for worker mobility

Some expected results

  • 14 new businesses taking part in research projects
  • increasing the use of innovation to produce specific applications on the ground
  • increasing the number of travellers using sustainable transport
  • increasing the number of coordinated land-use planning initiatives
  • 20 km of modernised railway lines

Regions

  • Franche-Comté
  • Rhône-Alpes

Funds

  • Regional Development Fund (ERDF): 65,890,505.00 €

Thematic priorities

  • TA - Technical Assistance
  • TO1 - Research and innovation
  • TO6 - Environment and resource efficiency
  • TO7 - Transport and energy networks
  • TO8 - Employment and labour market

Financial information

Total OP budget: 103,371,057.00 €

Total EU contribution: 65,890,505.00 €

CCI number: 2014TC16RFCB041