We are a European funding programme that encourages cooperation in central Europe. With 246m EUR co-financing, we support partners to work together beyond borders to improve cities and regions in Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.



we Fund

We fund partnerships that jointly address challenges shared across central European cities and regions - related to either innovation, CO2 reduction, natural and cultural resources or transport. In the past we already funded 124 projects. Since June 2016, we are co-financing 35 new projects.


Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation

1-2 February 2017, Rome

Where the Digital Social Innovators meet! The DSI Fair 2017 offers a rich program featuring an international conference, focused workshops, networking and hands-on sessions. The line-up of speakers includes experts and practitioners, as well as policy makers and civil society players from all over the world. Discussions and presentations will tackle and address fundamental collective human experience research and innovation challenges dictating what the Internet is used for and its benefits to both individuals and the overall society, which is at the core of the evolution towards the Next Generation Internet as the Internet for Humans. 

The DSI Fair 2017 will also give the opportunity to present and discuss the Manifesto for Networked Innovation that will include a set of recommendations for policy-makers indicating how digital social innovation processes can be enforced, transferred and potentially reused for effective scale-up of social innovation initiatives across the whole European society. 

Registration is for free and it’s now open.

Interreg Alpine Space: Meet & match forum

21-22 March 2017, Milan

The Interreg Alpine Space Meet & match forum: Together we move mountains! will take place on 21-22 March 2017 in Milan, Italy. At the forum, participants will:

  • find partners and develop ideas for the third call for project proposals of the programme opening in April,
  • learn about latest developments with regard to the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) and synergy with the programme,
  • meet and mingle during the numerous networking opportunities and workshops.

Information and registration (opening mid-February) on www.alpine-space.eu.