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Interreg North West Europe 2021-2027

Policy objectives Plus
7.1. Public sector innovation initiatives
4.7. Design for innovation
2.1. R&D cooperation projects between academy and industry
7.2. Social innovation initiatives
Presentation of the measure:

Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) is a European Territorial Cooperation programme that aims to make North-West Europe a key economic area and attractive area to work and live, with high levels of innovation, sustainability and cohesion. The NWE programme is one of the instruments for implementation of the European Cohesion Policy, that aims to reduce disparities between the various regions in in North-West Europe.

The Interreg North-West Europe programme supports activities and pilots in the themes:

  • Strengthening innovation capacity of regions and organisations
  • Accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy
  • Efficient use of resources and materials.

Discussions on the North West Europe Programme 2021-2027 (future NWEP) are ongoing and focus on:

  • Policy Objective 1 (a smarter Europe by promoting innovative and smart economic transformation),
  • Policy Objective 2 (a greener, low-carbon Europe by promoting clean and fair energy transition, greenand blue investment, the circular economy, climate adaptation and risk prevention and management),
  • Policy Objective 5 (a Europe closer to citizens by fostering the sustainable and integrated developmentof urban, rural and coastal areas and local initiatives)
  • Interreg-specific objective (A better Interreg governance)

The budget for the upcoming 2021-2027 period is not yet defined.

Budget, source and type of funding
National public funds
Regional public funds
EU Structural Funds tbc
Private funds
Form of funding provided
Policy learning
To what extent the measure can be considered as a success and worthy of policy learning?:
It is too early to judge the success of the measure (e.g results of first call for proposals still not known).
Evidence of outcomes based on evaluation and other evidence:

Not available yet.

What are the most important “Do’s and Don’ts” that regional stakeholders should be aware of when launching a similar measure?:

Not available yet.

Would you recommend this measure as an example of regional good practice to policy-makers from other regions ?: