The European Commission’s Directorate General for Regional Policy (DG REGIO) and the Spanish Presidency of the European Council have hosted the Interreg Annual Event 2023 in Santiago de Compostela from 25 to 27 October. The event attracted over 300 Interreg programme representatives, who discussed the current implementation of programmes and the future of cohesion policy beyond the current programming period.
The event was also attended by the Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreira. She emphasised that cooperation is a key value of the European Union and has to remain a central element of any future funding architecture. The Interreg community should therefore raise its voice and spread the word about all the excellent results that cooperation projects achieve on the ground.
Following two days of intense and inspiring discussions, the event closed on 27 October with a unique community-building experience: Hundreds of Interreg representatives withstood the rainy weather and walked together the final stretch of the St James’ Way.