We are an EU cohesion policy programme that encourages cooperation beyond borders. With a budget of 246m EUR we support public and private organisations to work together across central Europe. Jointly they improve cities and regions in Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
An experimental call for proposals will be launched in spring 2019 to capitalise on promising results of the currently funded 85 projects. The programme countries agreed on 2 October that the remaining ERDF funds should help to further roll out existing project results.
In the study "Socio-economic challenges, potentials and impacts of transnational cooperation in central Europe", a group of economists from the think tank wiiw has analysed contributions of Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE to cohesion in central Europe.
Transnational cooperation is central for our projects. It is their joint effort that results in benefits that bring better quality of life to the regions, cities, and ultimately citizens. But what does it really mean? Discover 10 good reasons that speak for transnational cooperation in central Europe - now and in the future.
05 December 2018 | Vienna, Austria
‘Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbour is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions.’
In 2018, we are celebrating the European Year of Cultural Heritage, with the aim to encourage people to discover and engage with Europe's cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space. These cultural heritage activities took place across whole Europe - at EU, national, regional and local level.
On 5 December, the Interact organises a networking event for Interreg programmes and projects. The event aims to enable exchange with other programmes on cultural heritage in Interreg, as well as to facilitate links to additional funding opportunities and additional cooperation alternatives with other European and international organisations.Read more
06-07 December 2018
Where the past meets the future. Cultural heritage is of the utmost importance to the society and identity of Austria. It not only shapes people's living environment and their quality of life, but also strengthens social cohesion. As part of our EU Presidency Austria will host the final conference of the European Year of Cultural Heritage entitled #EuropeforCulture on 6-7 December 2018 in Vienna.Read more