Interreg : European Territorial Co-operation

European Territorial Cooperation (ETC), better known as Interreg,  is one of the two goals of cohesion policy and provides a framework for the implementation of joint actions and policy exchanges between national, regional and local actors from different Member States. The overarching objective of European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) is to promote a harmonious economic, social and territorial development of the Union as a whole. Interreg is built around three strands of cooperation: cross-border (Interreg A), transnational (Interreg B) and interregional (Interreg C).
Five programming periods of Interreg have succeeded each other:
 INTERREG I (1990-1993) -  INTERREG II (1994-1999) - INTERREG III (2000-2006) - INTERREG IV (2007-2013) - INTERREG V (2014-2020)

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Novosti

    U proljetnom izdanju časopisa Panorama, koje je sada dostupno za preuzimanje, donosimo širok raspon tema, od urbanih pitanja do kulture i industrijske tranzicije.

    Donosimo ekskluzivni intervju s povjerenicom Corinom Creţu, osvrćući se na protekle četiri godine i što je kohezijska politika postigla u to vrijeme. U regionalnom je fokusu ovoga puta Sjeverozapadna Rumunjska, s izborom projekata i komentarima Emila Boca, gradonačelnika Cluj-Napoca i Marcela Ioana Boloşa, voditelja Regionalne razvojne agencije. Također istražujemo zaključke nedavnog izvješća URBACT-a o tome kako gradske vlasti mogu pomoći u postizanju rodne ravnopravnosti u različitim područjima i saznajemo kako inicijativa Čista energija za otoke EU-a pomaže otocima stvoriti vlastitu održivu energiju.

    U rubrici „Svojim riječima” donosimo razmišljanja iz Češke i regije Kujawsko-Pomorskie u Poljskoj te razmišljanja mlađih ljudi kroz njihova iskustva u medijskom programu Youth4Regions. Donosimo i fascinantan pogled na to kako su prednosti kohezijske politike istaknute u sklopu redovne nacionalne televizijske emisije u Estoniji.

    Saznajemo na koji su način programi Interreg inspirirali Južnu Koreju u njezinim naporima da surađuje sa susjednim zemljama, analiziramo širenje populizma i euroskepticizma, a donosimo i stalne rubrike o financijskim instrumentima i zaključke s našeg Otvorenog podatkovnog portala. U rubrici o projektima posjetili smo Poljsku, Italiju i Nizozemsku.

    Panorama 68: North-West Romania going in the right direction

    U zimskom izdanju časopisa Panorama, koje je sada dostupno za preuzimanje, donosimo širok raspon tema, od urbanih pitanja do kulture i industrijske tranzicije.

    Na samom početku časopisa čeka vas izvješće o tome kako je tim za austrijsko predsjedanje pripremio pregovore u Vijeću o zakonodavnom paketu za razdoblje 2021. – 2027.  U ovom broju donosimo vam zajednički intervju s premijerkom Falačkog Porajnja, Malu Dreyer, i ministrom gospodarstva te regije, dr. Volkerom Wissingom. Također istražujemo kako su fondovi EU-a pridonijeli Europskoj godini kulturne baštine, na koji način pomažu regijama koje prolaze kroz industrijsku tranziciju te predstavljamo neke projekte podržane u sklopu programa Inovativne mjere u području urbanog razvoja.

    U rubrici „Svojim riječima” čekaju nas Kastilja-La Mancha, Finska i južna Poljska kao i mladi koji dijele svoja iskustva s programom Interreg Volunteer Youth i medijskim programom Youth4Regions.

    Razgovarali smo s ovogodišnjim dobitnicima nagrade Regiostars, kroz fotografije smo se prisjetili ovogodišnjeg Europskog tjedna regija i gradova, a donosimo i nekoliko isječaka iz nedavno objavljenog Regionalnoga godišnjaka Eurostata za 2018. U rubrici o projektima posjetili smo Poljsku, Dansku, Slovačku, Italiju i Grčku.

    Ugodno čitanje!

    Panorama 67: Success stories across our regions and borders

    U jesenskom izdanju časopisa Panorama, koje je sada dostupno za preuzimanje, donosimo širok raspon tema, od urbanih pitanja do međunarodne suradnje i energetske politike.

    Ovoga je puta u središtu našeg zanimanja Litva. U našem razgovoru ministar financija Vilius Šapoka objašnjava kako je Litva iskoristila financijska sredstva EU-a za poboljšanje konkurentnosti i produktivnosti ulaganjem u razvoj poslovanja. Navedeno se prikazuje detaljnim profilima pet novih projekata. U rubrici Zabilježeno fotoaparatom istražujemo projekte financirane u njemačkoj regiji Rheinland-Pfalz.

    Promatramo kako se kohezijskom politikom podupiru održiva energija i društvo s niskom razinom ugljika, naše strateško partnerstvo s gradovima diljem svijeta kroz program Međunarodna urbana suradnja i ističemo rezultate nedavnog izvješća o poslovanju u Hrvatskoj, Češkoj, Portugalu i Slovačkoj.

    Otkrivamo dobitnike ovogodišnjeg fotografskog i blogerskog natjecanja Europa u mojoj regiji te se osvrćemo na nedavno završen projekt Road Trip kroz razgovor sa svih osam mladih sudionika u Berlinu na kraju njihovih pustolovina. U odjeljku o projektima posjećujemo Gibraltar, Rumunjsku i Njemačku.

    Panorama 66: Lithuania, building a smarter future

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Introduction

In 1990, Interreg was developed as a Community Initiative in with a budget of just EUR 1 billion covering exclusively cross-border cooperation. Later, Interreg has been extended to transnational and interregional cooperation. For 2014-2020 European territorial cooperation is one of the two goals of Cohesion Policy besides investment for Growth and Job.

Interreg evolution

The 25th anniversary of Interreg has been celebrated in 2015 with a variety of events around Europe. Over the years, Interreg has become the key instrument of the European Union to support cooperation between partners across borders. The aim: to tackle common challenges together and find shared solutions - whether in the field of health, research and education, transport or sustainable energy.

2014-2020 period – Interreg V

In accordance with the new design of the European Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 and the targets set out in Europe 2020, Interreg has significantly been reshaped to achieve greater impact and an even more effective use of the investments. Key elements of the 2014-2020 reform are:
-Concentration
-Simplification
-Results orientation
The fifth period of Interreg is based on 11 investment priorities laid down in the ERDF Regulation contributing to the delivery of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. At least, 80% of the budget for each cooperation programme has to concentrate on a maximum of 4 thematic objectives among the eleven EU priorities:

11 priorities

The fifth programming period of Interreg has a budget of EUR 10.1 billion invested in over 100 cooperation programmes between regions and territorial, social and economic partners. This budget also includes the ERDF allocation for Member States to participate in EU external border cooperation programmes supported by other instruments (Instrument for Pre-Accession and European Neighborhood Instrument).

  • 60 Cross-border – Interreg V-A, along 38 internal EU borders. ERDF contribution: EUR 6.6 billion.
  • 15 Transnational – Interreg V-B, covering larger areas of co-operation such as the Baltic Sea, Alpine and Mediterranean regions, as well as some non-EU countries. ERDF contribution: EUR 2.1 billion.
  • The interregional co-operation programme, INTERREG Europe, and 3 networking programmes (Urbact III, Interact III and ESPON) covering all Member States of the EU, as well as Norway and Switzerland and in case of URBACT also Iceland and Lichtenstein. They provide a framework for exchanging experience between regional and local bodies in different countries. ERDF contribution: EUR 500 million.

Interreg Budget

Interreg and inter-regional cooperation 2014-2020: state of play - video recording of the briefing (07/05/2015)

2007-2013 period – Interreg IV

The forth programming period of Interreg had a total budget of EUR 8.7 billion (2, 5 % of the total 2007-13 allocation for cohesion policy). This budget includes the allocation for Member States to participate in EU external border cooperation programmes supported by other instruments (Instrument for Pre-Accession and European Neighborhood Instrument). The budget was distributed as follows:

  • 60 Cross-border – Interreg IV-A, along 38 internal EU borders. ERDF contribution: EUR 5.6 billion.
  • 13 Transnational – Interreg IV-B, covering larger areas of co-operation such as the Baltic Sea, Alpine and Mediterranean regions. ERDF contribution: EUR 1.8 billion.
  • The interregional co-operation programme (INTERREG IVC) and 3 networking programmes (Urbact II, Interact II and ESPON) cover all Member States of the EU. They provide a framework for exchanging experience between regional and local bodies in different countries. ERDF contribution: EUR 445 million.

The European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation

Meetings & Events

Interreg Annual Meeting May 22-23 2019

Interreg Annual Meeting June 18-19 2018

Interreg Annual Meeting April 26-28 2017

Interreg Annual Meeting June 6-7 2016

Interreg Annual Meeting September 15 2015

Interreg Annual Meeting May 19-20 2014

European Territorial Cooperation Annual Meeting 2013

Annual meeting of cross-border programmes 2011

Publications

European Territorial Cooperation: building bridges between people