North West Europe

Territorial co-operation

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Programme description

Main objectives

The ambition of the North West Europe Programme is to be a key economic player in the world and create an attractive place to work and live with high levels of innovation, sustainability and cohesion.Innovation is at the heart of the Programme strategy as innovation contributes to all Europe 2020 growth objectives. The Programme will mainly concentrate on regional Innovation, the shift towards a low-carbon economy and the preservation of material and natural resources. 

Funding priorities 

The Programme will focus on four main priorities:

  • Innovation: enhancing the innovation performance of enterprises in less innovative areas by exploiting research outcomes for the development of new technologies, products, processes and services generating an impact.
  • Low-carbon: implementing low-carbon, energy and climate protection strategies. It aims to facilitate uptake of low-carbon technologies, products, processes and services in sectors with high energy potential
  • Optimising (re)use of material and natural resources: promoting the transition to a resource-efficient and ultimately a regenerative circular economy.

Expected impacts

  • Contribution to Smart Growth : The Programme strategy will promote excellence and synergy by matching regional innovation approaches and connecting key clusters and innovation stakeholders in the NWE area. The Programme focuses on applied research and technological development activities close to the market (such as proof of concept), and market exploitation of new products,processes and services.
     
  • Contribution to Sustainable Growth: The Programme strategy contributes to reduced GHG emissions, increased energy efficiency and an increased share of renewable energy in the consumption and production mix, by stimulating eco-innovation and the development and uptake of low carbon technologies. The projects foreseen should include steps towards the actual implementation of detailed action plans and lead to real solutions for reducing GHG emissions, reducing waste and increasing recycling.
     
  • Contribution to Inclusive Growth: Transnational and territorial aspects of social inclusion may include removing barriers for a transnational labour market, as well as transnational education, entrepreneurship education and pre-employment training. 
  • The NWE Programme also takes into account the Territorial Agenda 2020. By linking the weaker and stronger regions, the Programme promotes a balanced territorial development. By promoting project partnerships from peripheral and less urbanized areas within NWE, the Programme contributes to a polycentric territorial development.

Regions

  • Belgium
  • France
    • ILE-DE-FRANCE
    • Île-de-France
    • BASSIN PARISIEN
    • Champagne-Ardenne
    • Picardie
    • Haute-Normandie
    • Centre
    • Basse-Normandie
    • Bourgogne
    • NORD-PAS-DE-CALAIS
    • EST
    • Lorraine
    • Alsace
    • Franche-Comté
    • Pays de la Loire
    • Bretagne
  • Germany
    • BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG
    • Stuttgart
    • Karlsruhe
    • Freiburg
    • Tübingen
    • Oberfranken
    • Mittelfranken
    • Unterfranken
    • Schwaben
    • HESSEN
    • Darmstadt
    • Giessen
    • Kassel
    • NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN
    • Düsseldorf
    • Köln
    • Münster
    • Detmold
    • Arnsberg
    • RHEINLAND-PFALZ
    • Koblenz
    • Trier
    • Rheinhessen-Pfalz
    • SAARLAND
  • Ireland
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
    • OOST-NEDERLAND
    • Overijssel
    • Gelderland
    • Flevoland
    • WEST-NEDERLAND
    • Utrecht
    • Noord-Holland
    • Zuid-Holland
    • Zeeland
    • ZUID-NEDERLAND
    • Noord-Brabant
    • Limburg (Nl)
  • United Kingdom
    • NORTH EAST
    • Tees Valley & Durham
    • Northumberland and Tyne & Wear
    • NORTH WEST (INC MERSEYSIDE)
    • Cumbria
    • Greater Manchester
    • Lancashire
    • Cheshire
    • Merseyside
    • YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER
    • East Riding & North Lincolnshire
    • North Yorkshire
    • South Yorkshire
    • West Yorkshire
    • EAST MIDLANDS
    • Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire
    • Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire
    • Lincolnshire
    • WEST MIDLANDS
    • Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Warks
    • Shropshire & Staffordshire
    • West Midlands
    • EASTERN
    • East Anglia
    • Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire
    • Essex
    • LONDON
    • Inner London
    • Outer London
    • SOUTH EAST
    • Berkshire, Bucks & Oxfordshire
    • Surrey, East & West Sussex
    • Hampshire & Isle Of Wight
    • Kent
    • SOUTH WEST
    • Gloucestershire, Wiltshire & North Somerset
    • Dorset & Somerset
    • Cornwall & Isles Of Scilly
    • Devon
    • WALES
    • West Wales & The Valleys
    • East Wales
    • SCOTLAND
    • Eastern Scotland
    • South Western Scotland
    • North Eastern Scotland
    • Highlands and Islands
    • NORTHERN IRELAND

Funds

  • Regional Development Fund (ERDF): 396,134,342.00 €

Thematic priorities

  • TA - Technical Assistance
  • TO1 - Research and innovation
  • TO4 - Low-carbon economy
  • TO6 - Environment and resource efficiency
  • TO7 - Transport and energy networks

Financial information

Total OP budget: 648,572,895.00 €

Total EU contribution: 396,134,342.00 €

CCI number: 2014TC16RFTN006