Interreg V-A - Germany-The Netherlands (Deutschland-Nederland)


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Programme description

The Cooperation programme constitutes a concrete translation of the Europe2020 Strategy in relation to the specific challenges for the German-Dutch border region. The ambition of the program is to be amongst the smartest, most sustainable and most integrated top-regions in Europe. Whilst the cooperation has clearly advanced over the past decades, companies and citizens are still confronted with challenges that require further strengthening of the cooperation. The program focuses on two priorities: firstly, on the strengthening of the region's competitiveness through smart growth, in particular supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy; and secondly, on further strengthening the socio-cultural and territorial cohesion of the border region by facilitating cooperation between citizens, companies and institutions.

The central targets of the programme are to increase the rate of SME-innovation by 2%-points by supporting some 4,000 enterprises, to intensify the cross-border links and interactions, and to further improve the positive attitudes towards the neighbour country and to help citizens of the region to see the border as an opportunity instead of an obstacle.


  • Germany
    • Weser-Ems
    • Düsseldorf
    • Münster
  • Netherlands
    • Groningen
    • Friesland
    • Drenthe
    • Overijssel
    • Gelderland
    • Flevoland
    • Noord-Brabant
    • Limburg (Nl)


  • Regional Development Fund (ERDF): 222,159,360.00 €

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Financial information

Total OP budget: 443,059,158.00 €

Total EU contribution: 222,159,360.00 €

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CCI number: 2014TC16RFCB023