We value the environment and culture in CENTRAL EUROPE

The environment and culture priority responds to the need for protecting and sustainably using natural and cultural heritage and resources, which are subject to increasing environmental and economic pressures as well as usage conflicts. Heritage and resources also constitute valuable assets of central European regions and represent important location factors benefiting regional development. Furthermore, the focus is on improving the quality of the environment in functional urban areas. To this aim, key challenges like land use conflicts, air, soil and water pollution or waste management will be addressed by the projects funded under this priority.

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specific objective 3.1

Natural heritage


To improve integrated environmental management capacities for the protection and sustainable use of natural heritage and resources. 

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specific objective 3.2

cultural heritage


To improve capacities for the sustainable use of cultural heritage and resources.

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specific objective 3.3


To improve environmental management of functional urban areas to make them more liveable places.

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Environment and culture PROJECTS

After two calls for proposals, we are funding 33 transnational cooperation projects on environment and culture topics. With around 64 million Euro ERDF co-financing, partners from all over central Europe will address shared regional challenges in the field of natural and cultural resources. 

Projects working on natural heritage and natural resources

Biodiversity and habitats
3Lynx     |     CEETO     |      MaGICLandscapes
Air quality
Circular economy
Water management
FramWat     |    PROLINE-CE     |    RAINMAN

Projects working on heritage sites and historic buildings, intangible cultural heritage and cultural and creative industries

Management of  historic buildings and sites
 BhENEFIT      |    ProteCHt2save    |     RESTAURA      |      RUINS      |      VirtualArch

Museums and parks

Culture routes
ECRR   |    NewPilgrimAge

Industrial culture

Crafts and traditions
ARTISTIC    |    SlowFood-CE   |   YouInHerit 

Re-use of neglected spaces through CCIs
Forget heritage     |      REFREsh

Projects working on environmental management at functional urban area level

Air quality

Green spaces
Soil and brownfields
GreenerSites    |     LUMAT  

Waste and resource efficiency
       STREFOWA    |    SURFACE    
Water management

environment & culture in numbers


Million ERDF


Specific objectives


Projects so far


Project partners so far

The funding programme CENTRAL EUROPE 2007-13 was our predecessor. More than 1.300 public institutions and private businesses closely
cooperated in 124 transnational projects for the benefit of our regions. Take a look at what Interreg achieved already back then:

CENTRAL EUROPE projects 2007-2013

To find out more about projects and beneficiaries of other cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation programmes within the European Union visit the KEEP database

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