Building on the experience gained under previous Interreg periods, the submitted application is driven by the approach to serve as an “umbrella project” for the provision of Program funds to small-scale “people-to-people” initiatives between citizens, visitors, private organizations, NGOs and public entities. Thematically, priority will be given to “sports and culture”, “education and youth”, “communication and marketing” and “civic involvement and public services”. Between 2017 and 2019, the applying body, the “Stichting Euregio Meuse-Rhine”, intends to fund and monitor the implementation of 14 small-scale projects. In this context, the applicant stresses the importance of ensuring the sustainability of the funded cross-border activities. Furthermore, the instrument of lump sums shall help all parties to simplify the financial management of the funded operations.