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.
Our programme supports Austrian efforts to slow down the spread of SARS-CoV-2. MA/JS staff in Vienna will remain available but work remotely until further notice. We will keep lead partners informed about project mitigation measures and recommend partners to get in touch with them for guidance.
Project of the week
Public procurement of innovative solutions can boost innovation. But it is hardly used in central Europe. PPI2Innovate worked with public authorities to change this. They developed tools and training for public procurers, who now promote innovation in health, energy and ICT.
Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE has supported transnational cooperation in central Europe for more than 20 years. Now it is time to take our cooperation forward. Together with our partners and you we want to make sure that also in the next programming period we can continue to proudly say that: #cooperationiscentral for a better future.
1-5 June 2020
EU Green Week 2020 will focus on nature and biodiversity. All around the globe, biodiversity is disappearing as a result of unsustainable human activities. This loss is closely connected to climate change, and the combined effect of this unprecedented crisis is disrupting the ecosystems that support life on Earth, with devastating consequences for human well-being and prosperity. While the situation is extremely serious, there is still hope. Solutions exist, but they require deep and transformative changes in the way we produce, consume and trade.
EU Green Week will explore possible pathways for change, and examine how a range of EU policies like the European Green Deal can help protect, restore and sustainably manage nature, leaving it room to recover and thrive. This year’s Green Week will act as a milestone on the path to the COP 15 conference in Kunming, China, in October 2020, where world leaders will adopt a new 10-year action plan for biodiversity – a new global deal for people and nature.
2020 will be a landmark year. EU Green Week 2020 is your opportunity to meet up with people at the heart of the process.Read more
22-26 June 2020
Shape Europe's energy future and join the European Sustainable Energy Week #EUSEW2020! Every year the European Commission (Directorate-General for Energy and EASME) organises the EU Sustainable Energy Week – the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. This year’s edition will cover four elements across the EU: the Policy Conference, Networking Village, EUSEW Awards, and the Energy Days.
The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2020 will take place in Brussels from 22 to 26 June 2020, with a Policy Conference and Networking Village running from 23 to 25 June 2020.Read more
12-15 October 2020
The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to regional policy. The event has grown to become a unique communication and networking platform, bringing together regions and cities from all over Europe, including their political representatives, officials as well as experts and academics. Over the last 17 years, it has done much to promote policy learning and exchange of good practices.
During this four-day event, cities and regions will showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance. In 2020, main topics of discussions will be
The European Week of Regions and Cities is a perfect opportunity for you and your partners to show how your project has helped central European regions and cities become better places.
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