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.
Update on Calls
Our programme will fund 44 new cooperation projects following the third call for proposals. Around 77 million Euro from the European Regional Development Fund will support activities of transnational project partnerships in the coming years.
Update on Calls
We will launch an experimental call on 4 March 2019. The aim will be to capitalise on results of our already funded projects. We will also encourage closer coordination with new partners from other EU funding instruments such as Horizon 2020 or LIFE.
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.
Why #cooperationiscentral at the heart of Europe
2-3 April 2019
The aim of our upcoming workshops is twofold: We want to encourage further coordination and better sustainability of outputs and results of our approved projects through cross-fertilisation as we believe that this can lead to increased cooperation and coordination in our central Europe community. And we want to support applicants in developing ideas and matchmaking for our upcoming experimental call.
As a result of the workshops, participants will have:
The workshops are targeted at all beneficiaries of approved Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE projects. Due to capacity reasons, participation will be limited to a maximum of 4 participants per project of the first two calls and to lead partners of third call projects.
Registration will open in the coming weeks.
7 May 2019
In the upcoming experimental call for proposals, Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE will support the roll out and uptake of project outputs and results in coordination with directly managed EU programmes such as Horizon 2020.
The Horizon 2020 Info Day will offer an opportunity for lead applicants to present their initial project ideas to potential partners from the FP7 and Horizon 2020 programmes. It is going to be organised by the European Commission's DG RTD.
As a result of the Horizon 2020 Info Day, central European research stakeholders will have:
At the same time, the Horizon 2020 Info Day will allow potential lead applicants to:
Participation to the Horizon 2020 Info Day will be open to beneficiaries of approved projects from Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE and FP7/Horizon 2020.
Registration will open in April.
13-17 May 2019
Environmental laws have a huge impact on our life. They improve water and air quality, they protect nature, and they encourage recycling and waste management. But to really make an appreciable difference, these EU laws have to be properly implemented.
The next edition of EU Green Week 2019 will put this process of environmental implementation into the spotlight. We'll be asking questions like – do these laws really matter, and what the added benefits are for citizens? What does successful implementation look like? Why do "implementation gaps" exist? How can we move from knowing that stakeholders need to take ownership of these laws to actually making it happen? And most importantly, how can the EU facilitate the process, making sure that citizens' voices are heard?
EU Green Week 2019 will include events across Europe, with the official opening event on 13 May in one of the Member States and a high-level summit in Brussels from 15 to 17 May. The opening event will have a particular prominence, setting the tone for the Week's debates. The closing of Green Week will take place at the end of the Brussels Conference and will showcase the political conclusions from the Week.
The call for proposals for Partner Events is now online.Register and read more
12-13 June 2019
2019 Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region is hosted by Pomorskie Region. Around 800 participants representing public and private institutions, academia, NGOs will gather to discuss topics very much related to the future of the Baltic Sea Region, as: demographic change, circular and sharing economy.
The Forum will explore the link between the EU Baltic Sea Strategy and growing challenges such as depopulation, ageing, migrations, new production and consumption models, but also new social, cultural, mobility and labour market patterns, which influence our everyday behaviours and attitudes.Read more