Interreg Europe, the EU's regional development funding programme, is calling for project proposals dealing with one of four topics: research and innovation, SME competitiveness, low-carbon economy, or environment and resource efficiency. The call is open until 30 June 2017.
By supporting interregional cooperation projects, Interreg Europe helps local, regional and national governments and public authorities across Europe develop and deliver better policy by sharing solutions with each other. The supported projects involve policy organisations from at least three different countries in Europe and come together for three to five years.
The programme can offer up to 85% co-financing for project activities such as study visits, peer reviews and action plan development. Depending on the number of partners involved and the project duration, the average total budget of a project is expected to be around EUR 1-2 million. To be eligible for Interreg Europe financial support, at least half of the project partners must work on Structural Funds operational programmes.
Useful documents and links can be found here, along with information on the range of support that the joint secretariat can offer, including partner search tools, applicant events and individual feedback on your project idea. While the call is open, online question and answer sessions will be held almost every Friday.
On 22-23 March Interreg Europe is organising the third interregional cooperation forum ‘Europe, let’s cooperate!’ in Malta. The event will focus on assisting potential applicants for the third call. There are few places left: more information and registration details are available here.