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Interregional cooperation

Interregional cooperation is aimed at enhancing EU regional development through transfers of know-how and exchanges of experiences between regions.

The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC forms part of the European Territorial Cooperation Objective under the Cohesion Policy for 2007-13. The programme aims to improve the effectiveness of regional development policies and contribute to economic modernisation and increased competitiveness in Europe.

It provides a framework for cooperation between regional and local actors in the EU-27, as well as in Norway and Switzerland.

The programme also finances the network component of the European Commission initiative, 'Regions for Economic Change'.

Other programmes are also part-financed by the ERDF under the interregional cooperation strand of the European Territorial Cooperation Objective:

INTERACT - support for, and exchange of, good practice between authorities in charge of implementing cooperation programmes

ESPON - territorial planning observatory

URBACT - creation of, and support for, city networks and urban development

For more details

INTERREG IVC Operational Programme 3 MB]




Regulation 1080/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Regional Development Fund 169 KB]

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