The environment and culture priority responds to the need for protecting and sustainably using natural and cultural heritage and resources, which are subject to increasing environmental and economic pressures as well as usage conflicts. Heritage and resources also constitute valuable assets of central European regions and represent important location factors benefiting regional development. Furthermore, the focus is on improving the quality of the environment in functional urban areas. To this aim, key challenges like land use conflicts, air, soil and water pollution or waste management will be addressed by the projects funded under this priority.
Projects so far
Project partners so far
Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE will fund 19 new environment and culture projects following the second call for proposals. Around 34 million Euro from the ERDF will be transferred to transnational project partnerships over coming years to help preserve natural and cultural heritage and improve environmental management in urban areas.
Clean air is an essential need for all of us. Our health, our environment, even our economy depend on it. The Clean Air Forum will this year focus on three main themes: air quality in cities; agriculture and air quality; and clean air business opportunities. The conference will bring together experts on the above topics as well as decision-makers and stakeholders.
The funding programme CENTRAL EUROPE 2007-13 was our predecessor. More than 1.300 public institutions and private businesses closely
cooperated in 124 transnational projects for the benefit of our regions. Take a look at what Interreg achieved already back then:
To find out more about projects and beneficiaries of other cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation programmes within the European Union visit the KEEP database