Interreg B - Transnational cooperation
Transnational cooperation, know as Interreg B, involves regions from several countries of the EU forming bigger areas. It aims to promote better cooperation and regional development within the Union by a joint approach to tackle common issues. Interreg B supports a wide range of project investment related to innovation, environment, accessibility, telecommunications, urban development etc. The transnational programmes add an important extra European dimension to regional development, developed from analysis at a European level, leading to agreed priorities and a coordinated strategic response.
This allows meaningful work between regions from several EU Member States on matters such as communication corridors, flood management, international business and research linkages, and the development of more viable and sustainable markets. Themes covered include:
- Innovation, especially networks of universities, research institutions, SMEs;
- Environment, especially water resources, rivers, lakes, sea;
- Accessibility, including telecommunications, and in particular the completion of networks;
- Sustainable urban development, especially polycentric development.
Interreg V B 2014-2020
Interreg B covers 15 cooperation programmes. It is delivered through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) with EUR 2.1 billion for the period 2014-2020.
Interreg IV B 2007-2013
There are 13 transnational co-operation programmes for 2007-2013