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 their cities and regions in Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Future of Cohesion
Corina Creţu, Commissioner for Regional Policy, has presented a new framework for EU Cohesion Policy in 2021-27. She emphasised that rules will be "more flexible, to adapt to new priorities and better protect our citizens. We also made the rules simpler."
Update on third call
127 project applications that were submitted to the third call for proposals will be fully assessed by the end of 2018. This was decided by programme Member States in their meeting in Vienna on 24 April following a relevance check of eligible applications.
We fund project ideas that go beyond borders to make central European cities and regions stronger and more competitive. We are looking for transnational project ideas related to urban and regional innovation, CO2 reduction, natural and cultural resources or transport. We are already funding 85 partnerships with a total of 160 million Euro ERDF.
20-21 November 2018
The EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) involves seven states (Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland and Liechtenstein) and 48 regions of those States in the Alpine Region. With over 80 million inhabitants, the Alpine Region is one of the biggest living, natural and economic areas in Europe and a very popular tourist destination. The Alps attract millions of visitors every year.
At the 2nd Annual Forum, main event of the Alpine year, politicians, experts, young people and civil society will discuss the entire thematic spectrum of the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region in the framework of various events and workshops. The Tyrolean Presidency and the EU invite all interested parties to actively participate in the discussion on how to address major challenges, to use the opportunities and to strengthen cooperation in the Alpine Region.
Join us and help shaping future of the Alpine region.
More information can be found on the EUSALP forum website.
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.
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.
More information will follow soon.