Interreg V-A - France-Belgium-The Netherlands-United Kingdom (Les Deux Mers/Two seas/Twee Zeeën)


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Programme description

The programme will focus on four areas that are crucial for job creation and growth in the area: supporting cross-border initiatives to strengthen research and innovation, supporting a shift towards a low carbon economy, improving the area's capacity to dealing with climate change and promoting a resource efficient economy.

Funding priorities

The programme will focus on the following four priorities:

  • Technological and social innovation
  • Low carbon technologies
  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Resource efficient economy

Some of the expected results

  • 10% increase in the development of social innovation applications
  • 5% increase in the delivery of innovation in smart specialisation sectors
  • 10% increase in the adoption of low-carbon technologies
  • 5% increase in the area’s adaptation capacity to climate change and its water-related effects     
  • 10% increase in the adoption of new solutions for a more efficient use of natural resources and in respect to the adoption of new circular economy solutions


  • Belgium
    • Antwerpen
    • Oost-Vlaanderen
    • West-Vlaanderen
  • France
    • Picardie
  • Netherlands
    • Noord-Holland
    • Zuid-Holland
    • Zeeland
    • Noord-Brabant
  • United Kingdom
    • East Anglia
    • Essex
    • Surrey, East & West Sussex
    • Hampshire & Isle Of Wight
    • Kent
    • Dorset & Somerset
    • Cornwall & Isles Of Scilly
    • Devon


  • Regional Development Fund (ERDF): 256,648,702.00 €

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Financial information

Total OP budget: 392,143,504.00 €

Total EU contribution: 256,648,702.00 €

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CCI number: 2014TC16RFCB038