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.
Did you know that there are unique medieval mines beneath️ the town of Dippoldiswalde in Germany? Located directly underneath the housing estates, the mining complex was found as if the medieval miners had just left it. However due to safety reason the mines remain sealed. New visualization tools of VirtualArch will soon allow us to dive into virtual reality and experience the mines as if we were there.
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An e-book "Connecting Cultures, Connected Citizens" has been published in the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH). It includes inspiring examples of Interreg cultural heritage projects, including several projects funded by Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE. The book is interactive so you will be able to dig deeper into contents and get more information about project results.
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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