Every border region in Europe has its own Interreg programme. Interreg is a European Union funding programme that addresses disparities between regions and encourages cross-border collaboration. Its objective is the economic, social and territorial development of Europe’s regions. Interreg is managed by the European Commission’s Directorate for Regional and Urban Policy.
European Regional Development Fund
Interreg is part of the European Union’s Cohesion Policy and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This fund strengthens economic and social cohesion in the European Union by correcting imbalances between regions. A total of € 10.1 million of subsidies from the European Regional Development Fund is available for the period 2014-2020.
Interreg is currently in the 5th period which runs from 2014 to 2020. The fifth period is usually indicated with a Roman 'V'. The next period (‘Interreg VI’) will run from 2021 until 2027.
|Interreg I||Interreg II||Interreg III||Interreg IV||Interreg V||Interreg VI|
Interreg A, B and C
Interreg has three strands of cooperation: cross-border (‘Interreg A’), transnational (‘Interreg B’) and interregional (‘Interreg C’). Interreg Euregio Meuse Rhine is a cross-border programme (sometimes indicated with an 'A').
Cross border programmes are meant to encourage collaboration in border regions. Projects that receive Interreg funding should be run by organisations from at least two EU member states. The 60 cross-border programmes of Interreg cover 38 internal borders of the European Union. A total of EUR 6.6 billion from the European regional Development Fund is available for cross-border programmes for 2014-2020.
|Interreg A||Interreg B||Interreg C|