15 September 2022
INTERREG CENTRAL EUROPE OPENS BROAD CALL FOR COOPERATION ON 22 MARCH 2023
Central Europe is facing numerous challenges that know no borders. Climate change, social pressures and the need to transition to a carbon-free and digital economy have only accelerated lately. Regions and cities have to adapt in many ways and they urgently need financial support for this. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen emphasised this in her State of the Union Address on 14 September, when she exclaimed: “Let’s get the money on the ground”. On the same day, the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE monitoring committee agreed that the programme will soon offer fresh funding on a broad basis.
05 July 2022
TRANSNATIONAL SOLUTIONS HELP REGIONS TO BECOME LESS ENERGY DEPENDENT
In March 2022, shortly after the Russian aggression against Ukraine, the European Commission announced its plan of making Europe independent from Russian fossil fuels well before 2030. Even before this decision, local and regional authorities in central Europe were struggling on their way to become climate-neutral. We have pooled together the best solutions from our projects that can smoothen and accelerate the transition.
01 July 2022
TRANSNATIONAL COOPERATION HAS A LASTING IMPACT ON TERRITORIES
Last year, we launched an independent impact evaluation of our 2014-20 funding programme. In their first report, a group of external experts found evidence that transnational cooperation has played an important role in bridging socio-economic and competitiveness gaps between more and less developed cities and regions in central Europe.
05 June 2022
LOOKING AHEAD: FIRST PROJECTS TO BE SELECTED IN DECEMBER
Following the official adoption of our new programme in March, a first meeting of the monitoring committee took place in Venice in April. In order to quickly support cities and regions in their transition processes, the Member States agreed to select the best proposals of the first call by mid-December. The committee also visited a pilot site of the YouInHerit project, which helps to protect the cultural Gondola heritage of Venice.
30 May 2022
THE ANNUAL IMPLEMENTATION REPORT 2021
In the citizens' summary of our annual implementation report you can browse through the programme highlights of 2021: We reached and even surpassed all operational targets set for the year and became one of the first EU Cohesion Policy programmes to launch a first new call for project proposals of the programming period 2021-27.
12 April 2022
WE HELP CENTRAL EUROPE
TO WELCOME REFUGEES
The war in Ukraine forced many people to flee their homes and seek refuge in central Europe. Local and regional authorities face similar challenges in supporting these new arrivals. We have pooled together solutions from our projects that can help fast-track integration of people affected by this crisis. We are updating this page continuously to include additional information from our projects, so feel free to revisit it.
01 April 2022
CALL LAUNCHED TO SUPPORT NEW EUROPEAN BAUHAUS LOCAL INITIATIVES
On 30 March, the Commission launched a competitive call to support the implementation of the New European Bauhaus. This call is targeting small and medium-sized local authorities, and is open to projects that foster the three complementary values of the New European Bauhaus: Sustainability, Aesthetics and Inclusion. 20 place-based projects from the EU will receive in-kind support from a group of interdisciplinary experts to facilitate the uptake of New European Bauhaus elements and advance towards implementation.
23 March 2022
EUROPEAN COMMISSION ADOPTS OUR PROGRAMME
The Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme was among the first three, out of more than 300 cohesion policy programmes, adopted by the Commission on 23 March 2022. In coming years, our programme will support cooperation projects with around 224 million Euros ERDF, helping them to make central Europe smarter, greener, better connected and more inclusive. On 23 February 2022, we have already closed our first call for proposals with 280 submissions and preparations are underway for the second call for proposals that will address a new type of smaller projects.
15 February 2022
APPLY TO OUR CALL FOR EXTERNAL EXPERTS
We are looking for a variety of external experts to support us with the assessment of project proposals, State aid and financial capacity checks of private lead applicants. Detailed information about the open calls and how to apply can be found in the terms of reference of each call.
05 February 2022
SECOND CALL WILL FOCUS ON PIONEERING IDEAS
Our second call is expected to open in early 2023. The call will be dedicated to smaller projects that pioneer new ideas. We expect these projects to be highly innovative, to test concrete solutions through pilots on a small scale or to focus on new approaches for integrated territorial development.
01 February 2022
25 YEARS OF COOPERATION IN CENTRAL EUROPE
We are leaving traces with every step we take: In 2022 we celebrate 25 years of transnational cooperation in central Europe! In this time, we have supported hundreds of cooperation projects that helped our regions and cities to tackle common challenges and to create new opportunities.
28 January 2022
WE HAVE UPDATED OUR PROGRAMME DOCUMENT
The programme founding document has been updated following feedback from the European Commission (EC). Some changes in the document affected also strategic actions and operations, so we recommend reading through the change log file. The final document is expected to be adopted by the EC in April 2022.
20 January 2022
RE-WATCH OUR LIVE EVENTS ON THE FIRST CALL
We launched our first call for project proposals with an online event on 15 November. This was followed by a live Q&A webinars, in which we answered many questions from applicants. Watch the recordings of these events to find out more about our call.
22 December 2021
WE ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW COLLEAGUE TO JOIN OUR TEAM
We have a new vacancy at the joint secretariat in Vienna. We are looking for a project manager in the field of innovation, who will help us to assess and monitor projects and provide guidance to applicants and beneficiaries. The deadline for submitting applications is 20 January 2022.
Read about the vacancy
06 October 2021
A CALL FOR A CHANGE: NEW ESPON STUDY OUT NOW
Team of experts identified key development potentials, drivers and bottlenecks for future integration in central Europe. The newly published ESPON CE-FLOWS analysis presents three development scenarios for future cooperation and integration by the year 2030.
22 September 2021
NEW SEASON OF "THIS IS EUROPE" PODCAST OUT NOW
Join your host Shahidha Bari for a brand new season of "This Is Europe", in which she talks to the Europeans whose lives have been transformed by Interreg. In the first episode, you will hear stories from creatives across Europe and how has Interreg helped them to overcome difficult times caused by pandemic.
13 September 2021
OUR "CUT LONG STORY SHORT" CONTEST HAS A WINNER
Congratulations to our project ENTRAIN, the winner of our contest for the best project story. Their story convinced our jury and has been crowned the winner! Thanks to everyone who participated and helped make this contest a success. Check out our blog to read the winning story!
9 June 2021
PROGRAMME READY FOR ADOPTION
The founding document of our new programme was agreed in early June and will soon be submitted to Member States and the European Commission for official adoption. The new programme envisions to create a stronger central Europe in all places for everyone by funding cooperation.
05 May 2021
NEW PROGRAMME STRATEGY ENVISIONS STRONGER CENTRAL EUROPE
We have now published a near-final version of Interreg Programme (IP). The IP is based on thorough analyses and takes into account recommendations from more than 1.000 relevant partners. It provides the strategic framework for all future calls and will help potential applicants in developing relevant project ideas already before the first call launches.
01 February 2021
2021 IS THE EUROPEAN YEAR OF RAIL
The time is now! 2021 is the European Year of Rail, shining a light on one of the most sustainable, innovative and safest transport modes we have! Find out what rail has in store for you in central Europe thanks to our rail projects CONNECT2CE, TRANS-BORDERS, TalkNET, CORCAP, YOUMOBIL
21 January 2021
CALL FOR PARTNER EVENTS AT THE EU GREEN WEEK
Are you organising an event related to environmental topics between the 3 May and 13 June? Would it be relevant to the EU Green Week 2021 theme - Zero Pollution ambition for air, water and soil? Take a step forward and become a EU Green Week Partner Event!
18 December 2020
INTERREG RESPONSE TO MIGRATION CHALLENGES
Following the refugee crisis of 2015, the EU financial support provided to Member States proved to be essential. This publication offers an overview and evidence of Interreg contribution to migration-related challenges through the stories of 18 outstanding projects, among which are also our projects SIforREF, ARRIVAL REGIONS and SEE ME IN.
15 December 2020
NEW CALENDAR 2021 OUT
Our new calendar introduces you to nine projects that try new ways to improve the impact of cooperation in central Europe in coordination with other EU instruments. At first glance, they might not look very different from other Interreg project, but we promise they are worth a closer look.
05 December 2020
TERRITORIAL AGENDA 2030: A FUTURE FOR ALL PLACES
The Territorial Agenda 2030 was adopted on 1 December 2020 under the German Council Presidency, responding to a need to limit inequalities seen around Europe. It seeks to strengthen territorial cohesion and contribute to an inclusive and sustainable future for all places and people in Europe.
04 December 2020
LEIPZIG CHARTER RENEWAL BRINGS EVEN MORE INTEGRATED APPROACH TO URBAN POLICY
Signed in 2007, the Leipzig Charter promoted the use of integrated urban development for the first time in an EU document. More than 20 years later, the context of EU cities has significantly changed and called also for its renewal. The New Leipzig Charter was officially adopted earlier this week.
02 December 2020
COMMISSION WELCOMES THE
POLITICAL AGREEMENT ON INTERREG REGULATION
This agreeement now concludes trilogue negotiations related to cohesion policy. With a budget of €8 050 million, the Interreg will further support cooperation between regions. Between 2021-2027, €1 467 million will be spent on transnational cooperation.
20 October 2020
INTERREG LEAPS TOWARDS GREEN COMMUNICATIONS
Just when Panorama Magazine releases its very first digital issue, Interreg programmes picked up the call for more sustainable communications, showing with concrete actions that sustainability is not just the word for them.
15 October 2020
LOOKING BACK AT EU
EU Regions Week proved that even digitally, regions can still exchange and learn from each other. In the past week, we played an active role in many sessions, discussing the future cooperation in central Europe. In addition, our project ENERGY@SCHOOL was awarded REGIOSTARS. Congratulations!
14 October 2020
NEW EPISODE OF INTERREG PODCAST OUT NOW
If you have not tuned in for Interreg podcast yet, now is the time! With the fourth episode out now, at this decisive moment in the history of the continent, what does the future hold for Europe – and what can we learn from its past?
29 September 2020
INTERREG - 30 YEARS TOGETHER
Interreg was created in a spirit of knowledge-sharing and collaborative thinking. At a time when the European Union is facing a lot of changes, when political dialogue often questions its functioning, Interreg has been acting for 30 years without leaving anyone behind. We are proud to be part of the Interreg community!
03 September 2020
TAKING COOPERATION FORWARD IN 2019
2019 represented an important milestone of programme implementation. With all funds allocated, 138 projects were taking cooperation in central Europe forward. Our last experimental call under the headline "Capitalisation through coordination" helped to take already existing project results beyond the Interreg community.
27 August 2020
REGISTRATION TO THE EU REGIONS WEEK IS NOW OPEN
Despite the difficulties generated by the COVID 19 pandemic, the #EURegionsWeek 2020 will offer to participants more than 500 digital working sessions to discover over three consecutive weeks in October, from 5-22 October. Join our session #cooperationiscentral in a 'new normal' on 14 October.
10 August 2020
#EUINMYREGION POSTCARD COMPETITION
Give your EU-funded project the visibility it deserves with the #EUinmyregion postcard contest. Send them the greatest picture of your project and get a chance to receive 300 postcards.
Submitted photos will be in the spotlight at the European level! Competition runs until end of August.
22 July 2020
TIPS FOR ORGANISING VIRTUAL EVENTS
Cooperation builds on talking to each other, sharing expertise, and networking. This year we suddenly had to adapt our traditional cooperation patterns to a new, rather contact-less reality. The pandemic has amplified the need for more virtual events. We have collected some tips on how to make your virtual event a success.
09 July 2020
VOTE FOR OUR REGIOSTAR
Yes, we have a finalist! Our project ENERGY@SCHOOL made it into the Top 5 of EU projects in the Regiostars awards category "Youth Empowerment". You can now help them win the public choice award with your vote. Let's show Europe that #cooperationiscentral to reduce our regional carbon footprints!
01 July 2020
CAPITALISATION CALL BECOMES ESPON GOOD PRACTICE
ESPON has recently released a paper on "Entrepreneurial development niches for Interreg programmes". The publication presents our capitalisation & coordination call as a good practice for exploring potentials of Interreg programmes to support entrepreneurship.
29 May 2020
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE REGIOSTAR
Our projects KETGATE, ENTeR, INNO-WISEs, SULPiTER and ENERGY@SCHOOL are competing for the REGIOSTARS 2020. You can help them to win the public choice award by voting for them on the REGIOSTARS website before 9 July 2020.
29 May 2020
OPEN TENDER FOR THE IMPACT EVALUATION
We are looking for a service provider to evaluate the impact of the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE programme implementation on the cooperation area. If you are interested in submitting an offer, you are invited to do so by 24 July 2020, 12:00 (CET).
20 May 2020
INTERREG MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT
Even if borders are closed and less people and goods are moving, #cooperationiscentral for boosting growth and building connections especially in cross-border regions. This need has not become less important, on contrary our transport projects show that being connected means being inclusive.
18 May 2020
AVOID THESE 10 MISTAKES IN DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
The current pandemic has not only impacted how we live but also how we work. From one day to another we had to adapt our working habits. Going digital brought also lot of new challenges. If you want to learn how to best approach your digital communication have a look at this course prepared by Interact.
The Corona virus emergency impacted our daily lives to unprecedented level. Prompt response to this emergency is important for a quick recovery. This report highlights projects funded by ETC programmes in Italy that can be useful in battling this emergency.
07 May 2020
#COOPERATIONISCENTRAL TO COPE WITH A “NEW NORMAL”
The impact of the pandemic made borders in Europe visible again. One might think that consequently need for transnational cooperation has decreased. On contrary, times like these call for even more cooperation to build a stronger and more resilient central Europe.
03 April 2020
THIS IS EUROPE: LISTEN TO THE BRAND NEW PODCAST
Discover a new episode of our Interreg podcast. Across the series you will hear how our community works with everyone from fishermen to farmers, city planners to entrepreneurs, forging stronger bonds across borders, tackling issues such as climate change and investing in young Europeans.
16 March 2020
WE STAY HOME AND WORK REMOTELY TO STOP THE VIRUS
Our programme supports Austrian efforts to slow down the spread of SARS-CoV-2. MA/JS staff in Vienna remain available but work remotely until further notice. We will keep lead partners informed about project mitigation measures and recommend partners to get in touch with them for guidance.
21 February 2020
INTERREG COOPERATION TURNS 30
In 2020, we celebrate 30 years of Interreg and cooperation in all its shapes. Interreg is at the heart of the European spirit, encouraging regions to tackle challenges they can solve only by working together. Lets make this year, year of cooperation.
28 January 2020
OPEN POSITION AT THE PROGRAMME SECRETARIAT
We are currently looking for a Programme Assistant, who will assist and support the Joint Secretariat in administration, coordination, communication as well as IT management. The deadline for submitting applications is 20 February 2020.
04 December 2019
TAKING COOPERATION FORWARD WITH NINE NEW PROJECTS
Today, our programme countries have selected nine new cooperation projects for funding. As of 2020, they are expected to capitalise on results from previous Interreg and other EU-funded projects. They cover all topics that were open in our experimental call.
20 November 2019
COOPERATION WELL ON TRACK IN CENTRAL EUROPE
In a recent operational evaluation, external experts have assessed the effectiveness and efficiency of the programme management system. They concluded that the programme is managed smoothly and well on track with planned activities and established targets.
25 October 2019
OPEN TENDER FOR STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
We have launched a tender for the strategic environmental assessment of Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE 2021-27. If you are interested in helping us to assess environmental impacts of the new programme, please submit your offer by 3 December 2019.
15 October 2019
INTERREG CENTRAL EUROPE AT #EUREGIONSWEEK
The #EURegionsWeek once again provided a unique opportunity to better understand how regions and cities are using EU funds to improve our lives. We were there too as we believe that #cooperationiscentral for better and stronger Europe.
25 September 2019
OPEN POSITION AT THE PROGRAMME SECRETARIAT
We are looking for a Project Manager, who will be responsible for project assessment, monitoring and guidance to applicants as well as beneficiaries in the thematic area of low carbon. The deadline for submitting applications is 24 October 2019.
Read more and apply
18 September 2019
PROMISING OUTCOME AFTER FIRST CHECKS
The assessment of our call has entered a crucial stage following initial administrative checks: 23 applications comply and often go well beyond our minimum requirement to coordinate with projects from directly-managed EU programmes like Horizon 2020.
ESPON is looking for a contractor to explore spatial dynamics and existing flows across central Europe and identify its main development potentials, drivers and bottlenecks. Submission deadline is 12 September 2019.
30 July 2019
INTERREG COOPERATION CAPTURED IN AMATEUR PHOTO COMPETITION IN ITALY
By 02.09.2019 you can submit your favourite picture to a photo competition organised by our Italian Contact Point. This activity is part of the European Cooperation Day celebration capturing the essence of cooperation saying why #EuropeisYou. Winners will be selected by participants attending the #ECDay event in Venice.
19 July 2019
TAKING COOPERATION FORWARD: INTERREG CENTRAL EUROPE IN 2018
By end of 2018, we have been funding 85 cooperation projects across central Europe. 69% of the funds have been allocated to these transnational partnerships to address shared challenges in the fields of innovation, low-carbon, environment, culture and transport.
10 July 2019
PANORAMA MAGAZINE COVERS TRANSNATIONAL SPIRIT
The editors of the Panorama Magazine, published by the European Commission, put cooperation on the cover and dedicated a chapter to Interreg. CERIecon and RUMOBIL, two of our projects, feature in the stories about entrepreneurship and energy efficiency.
07 July 2019
TENDER ON TARGETED ANALYSIS OF CENTRAL EUROPE
The ESPON is looking for a contractor to explore spatial dynamics and existing flows across central Europe and identify its main development potentials, drivers and bottlenecks. Submission deadline is 12 September 2019.
05 July 2019
24 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED IN EXPERIMENTAL CALL
Our experimental call closed on 5 July. We received 24 applications that will now undergo administrative checks and a quality assessment. Selected proposals will be supported by around 10 million Euro ERDF as of early 2020.
03 June 2019
BOOK YOUR INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATION
Are you planning to submit a project proposal in our capitalisation and coordination call? Then remember to book your compulsory individual consultation before 28 June to get the advise on the relevance of your project idea.
11 May 2019
NEW TOOL TO FIND POTENTIAL RESEARCH PARTNERS
The European Commission has provided information on research projects that are or were funded in topics that are open in our capitalisation call. The list is non-exhaustive and represents no pre-selection or prioritisation.
09 May 2019
LET'S CELEBRATE EUROPE TOGETHER
On 9 May, we remember a turning point in the history of European cooperation. The Schuman declaration of 9 May 1950 is believed to be the founding text of European integration. Learn more how we support cooperation, trust, and cohesion in central Europe every day.
The upcoming Horizon 2020 Info Day, organised by the European Commission, will offer lead applicants an opportunity to present initial project ideas to potential partners from the FP7 and Horizon 2020 research programmes.
16 April 2019
OPEN POSITION AT THE PROGRAMME SECRETARIAT
We are currently recruiting a Financial Officer for Technical Assistance who will be responsible for managing and monitoring the technical assistance as well as supporting the programme management. The deadline to apply is 22 May 2019.
10 April 2019
FIND ALL INFORMATION THAT FITS YOUR INTEREST
Our projects address shared challenges in a variety of thematic fields, from innovation, low carbon and culture to environment and transport. Learn more about how cooperation is central in each field on our thematic pages.
04 March 2019
Our last call for project proposals aims to capitalise on outputs and results of already funded projects. Moreover, it encourages closer coordination with new partners from other EU funding instruments such as Horizon 2020 or LIFE.
25 February 2019
OPEN POSITION AT THE PROGRAMME SECRETARIAT
We are currently recruiting a part-time Junior Communication Manager. The right candidate should have a basic knowledge of, and a genuine interest in, website and social media, as well as event organisation.
17 January 2019
EXPERIMENTAL CALL COMING NEXT
We will launch an experimental call on 4 March 2019. The aim will be to capitalise on results of our already funded projects. We will also encourage closer coordination with new partners from other EU funding instruments such as Horizon 2020 or LIFE.
16 January 2019
44 NEW COOPERATION PROJECTS SELECTED
Our programme will fund 44 new cooperation projects following the third call for proposals. Around 77 million Euro from the European Regional Development Fund will support activities of transnational project partnerships in the coming years.
14 December 2018
FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE TOGETHER
Europe is facing increased negative impacts due to climate change, but action has already been taken at transnational scale to adapt to these impacts according to a European Environment Agency. Learn how our projects are tackling these climate-related problems.
25 October 2018
NEW STUDY ON IMPACTS OF COOPERATION
In the study "Socio-economic challenges, potentials and impacts of transnational cooperation in central Europe", a group of economists from the think tank wiiw has analysed contributions of Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE to cohesion in central Europe.
15 October 2018
NEW CAPITALISATION CALL IN 2019
An experimental call for proposals will be launched in spring 2019 to capitalise on promising results of the currently funded 85 projects. The programme countries agreed on 2 October that the remaining ERDF funds should help to further roll out existing project results.
10 October 2018
INTERREG CENTRAL EUROPE AT #EUREGIONSWEEK
At the 16th EU Regions Week representatives from more than 140 regions and cities came to Brussels to discuss future challenges of cohesion policy. We were there too, to show that we believe #cooperationiscentral for a stronger and better Europe.
29 September 2018
WHY IS COOPERATION CENTRAL AT THE HEART OF EUROPE?
For more than 20 years, we have been supporting cities and regions in central Europe to become stronger. With our funding they work together on shared challenges. Read our input paper why #cooperationiscentral and why it should be taken forward.
29 September 2018
MEET US AT THE #EUREGIONSWEEK
EU regional policy experts will meet at the EU Regions Week from 8-11 October in Brussels. We are actively involved and look forward to show you why we need stronger and more united Europe in our two sessions and #MadeWithInterreg exhibition there.
15 August 2018
8 OUR CULTURAL PROJECTS PRESENTED IN E-BOOK
You can get inspired by eight of our cultural heritage projects featured in the e-book "Connecting Cultures, Connected Citizens", published by Interact Programme. The aim of the publication is to be useful source of inspiration for future cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation projects all over Europe.
17 July 2018
REGISTER NOW FOR OUR #EUREGIONSWEEK SESSIONS
Experts and policy makers from across Europe will meet at the 16th European Week of Regions and Cities from 8-11 October in Brussels. In three events Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE is actively involved and we look forward to discussing with you why #cooperationiscentral for a stronger and more united Europe.
04 July 2018
INTERREG VOLUNTEER YOUTH CONTINUES BEYOND 2018
The European Commission decided to extend the IVY initiative giving the chance to young Europeans to live and report their Interreg experience.
We already joined the initiative, currently hosting our second IVY reporter Anna and we definitely recommend to all our projects to participate!
29 May 2018
NEW COHESION POLICY FRAMEWORK PROPOSED
Corina Creţu, Commissioner for Regional Policy, has presented new draft regulations for EU Cohesion Policy in 2021-27. She said that the new framework will be "more flexible, to adapt to new priorities and better protect our citizens. We also made the rules simpler and this will benefit all." The proposed regulations will now be negotiated in the European Parliament and the European Council.
The European Commission has proposed to reduce funding for EU Cohesion Policy by around 7% in 2021-27. The policy should be modernised to deliver with less and even serve new priorities. Commissioner Oettinger said: “This budget proposal is truly about EU added value. We invest even more in areas where one single Member State cannot act alone or where it is more efficient to act together."
25 April 2018
127 RELEVANT APPLICATIONS TO BE FULLY ASSESSED
127 project applications that were submitted to the third call for proposals will be fully assessed by the end of 2018. This was decided unanimously by programme Member States in their meeting in Vienna on 24 April following a relevance check of all eligible applications. Lead applicants of proposals that did not pass the relevance filter will be informed shortly.
16 April 2018
#EUREGIONSWEEK: VOTE FOR OUR WORKSHOPS
This year you can design the agenda of #EURegionsWeek by voting for your favourite sessions! Take a look at the consultation and support our proposals:
1) #cooperationiscentral - Why we need cooperation more than ever.
2) Idea Lab on the future of transnational cooperation.
You will find both sessions under the cluster "Territorial development".
10 April 2018
OUR PROJECTS AT THE TEN-T DAYS 2018
Two of our transnational transport projects will show that “Interreg makes the difference” at the TEN-T Days in Ljubljana from 25 to 27 April 2018. CONNECT2CE and TalkNET will participate in a joint stand of Interreg projects. The projects work on smart, sustainable and safe mobility and the project partners will present first results and impacts.
20 March 2018
WHY TRANSNATIONAL COOPERATION MATTERS
Transnational cooperation projects bring benefits to central European regions, cities, and ultimately citizens. But what does that really mean?
Together with other transnational programmes, Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE collected 10 good reasons that show the value of transnational cooperation - now and in the future.
15 March 2018
181 PROPOSALS PASS ELIGIBILITY CHECKS
181 of the 191 project proposals submitted in our third call have been informed today that they passed the administrative eligibility checks. The applications are now being assessed. New projects are expected to be funded with around 60m EUR as of early 2019.
14 March 2018
30 YEARS OF EU COHESION POLICY
In 2018, EU cohesion policy celebrates its 30th anniversary. From the creation of the single market to the migration crisis, cohesion policy has always been at the core of EU developments. Also in the future, cohesion policy shall stay at that very core.
25 January 2018
191 PROPOSALS SUBMITTED IN THIRD CALL
Our third call for project proposals closed on 25 January. Submitted applications will undergo the administrative and thematic quality checks. New projects are expected to start early 2019 with funding of around 60 million Euro ERDF.
10 January 2018
CONSULTATION ON FUTURE COHESION POLICY
Do you want to help design proposals for the next generation of financial programmes? The discussion about the future of cohesion policy has begun. Have your say and contribute to the European Commission consultation before 8 March and help secure a future for transnational cooperation in central Europe.
28 December 2017
OPEN POSITION AT THE PROGRAMME SECRETARIAT
The Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Joint Secretariat in Vienna is looking for a Project Manager, who will be responsible for project assessment, monitoring and guidance to applicants as well as beneficiaries in the thematic area of low carbon. The deadline for submitting applications is 30 January 2018.
20 December 2017
2018 WILL BE THE EUROPEAN YEAR OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
Throughout 2018 Europe will celebrate its diverse cultural heritage. With CUSTODES and DANUBELIMES two projects funded by our programme in 2007-13 are already part of it. Do you want to join in the celebrations, too? Find out about the selected projects and how to add the European Year of Cultural Heritage label to your project.
19 December 2017
RECORDING OF Q&A WEBINAR FOR APPLICANTS IS ONLINE
We have recorded and published the live question and answers (Q&A) webinar for applicants to the third call. The live session focused on content-related questions in the project application phase. A specific webinar on project budget and finances will follow on 10 January 2018.
Visit our YouTube channel
19 December 2017
NEW INTERREG PORTAL HAS BEEN LAUNCHED
A new website makes cooperation across Europe more accessible for a wider audience. On Interreg.eu you can inform yourself about funding opportunities, news, calls, jobs and success stories from more than 100 programmes that are part of the Interreg community.
Visit the Interreg website
29 November 2017
OUR 2018 DESK CALENDAR SHOWCASES NEW PROJECTS
In 2017 we have approved 50 new transnational cooperation projects that will take cooperation forward in the coming three years. Get to know them one after the other: Our desk calendar introduces you weekly to a new projects and allows you to take note of your and their activities.
Download the calendar
28 November 2017
STUDY ON IMPACTS OF TRANSNATIONAL COOPERATION
We are looking for a service provider to carry out a study on territorial challenges and cooperation potentials in central Europe. The study should also bring evidence on impacts of transnational cooperation. Contact info(at)interreg-central.eu for the terms of reference. Deadline for submission is 21 December 2017.
02 November 2017
WEBINARS FOR APPLICANTS ARE ONLINE
We have produced webinars that provide information about how to develop your project idea into a project application. They present the basics of how to apply with us and will help you to write better applications.
05 October 2017
LET THE STARS SHINE
SUBMIT YOUR STORY NOW
Nine Members of the European Parliament have launched a new action titled ‘Let the stars shine’. The aim is to draw more attention to the wealth of inspiring actions, projects and initiatives taking place across Europe.
28 September 2017
OPEN VACANCY AT PROGRAMME SECRETARIAT IN VIENNA
The Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Joint Secretariat in Vienna is looking for Project Finance Manager responsible for financial assessment, monitoring and guidance to applicants and beneficiaries. The deadline to apply is 27 October 2017.
21 September 2017
INTERREG SHOULD BECOME MORE FLEXIBLE AND EASIER
Policy makers agreed at the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE conference that Interreg should become more flexible and easier to implement again. The programmes were seen as an important tool for fostering European integration and territorial cohesion.
21 September 2017
THIRD CALL OPEN NOW WITH A THEMATIC FOCUS
The third call for project proposals was launched on 21 September and stays open until 25 January 2018. Around 60 million EUR are available for new transnational cooperation ideas. In some thematic areas the call focuses on pre-defined topics.
19 June 2017
TRANSNATIONAL COOPERATION PRESENTED TO EP IN BRUSSELS
Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE presented transnational projects tackling climate change to the European Parliament. Speaking at a Committee for Regional Development workshop on climate change and cohesion policy, the programme managing authority said that cooperation helps improve urban adaptation and mitigation capacities.
19 June 2017
TRAINING ON PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION KICKS OFF
Today, the project implementation training (PIT) kicked off with around 130 participants from freshly selected Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE projects. The programme secretariat provides the new project management teams with technical support and advice on how to better implement their cooperation projects.
More information about the PIT
20 March 2017
NEW CALL UNDER PREPARATION
A new call will be launched on 21 September 2017. Details such as the call procedure, thematic focusing and timeline will be discussed and decided by the Member States in June 2017. Closure will depend on the outcome of these discussions but the call will stay open at least until the end of the year.
16 March 2017
50 NEW PROJECTS SELECTED IN CALL 2
50 new cooperation projects will be funded following the second call for proposals. This was decided by the Member States in a meeting in Prague on 16 March. Selected partnerships will receive funding of around 90 million Euro in total from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
22 February 2017
TAKE PART AND GET REWARDED
Think your EU-funded project deserves to be better known and rewarded on European level? Then take the chance to submit it to either the European Commission's RegioStars Awards, the European Social Innovation Competition or the Us& the Alps Photo Competition this spring.
2 January 2017
NEW WALL CALENDAR OUT NOW
Transnational Interreg cooperation in central Europe is turning 20 in 2017! We will celebrate this anniversary in our annual conference in September. In the meantime, our wall calendar introduces you to 35 projects that we are funding.
26 November 2016
The European Commission has approved the revised version of the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE cooperation programme document. Baseline for results indicators were added as well as information about the new budget line “Works”.
23 September 2016
35 PROJECTS TRAINED ON IMPLEMENTATION
We have received 210 projects proposals in the second call, which closed on 24 June. New projects are expected to be selected by spring 2017 and will be funded with around 90 million Euro from the European Regional Development Fund.
24 June 2016
210 COOPERATION IDEAS SUBMITTED TO SECOND CALL
Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE has received 210 applications by the time the second call for project proposals was closed on 24 June. Next, the eligibility of project proposals will be checked before the quality assessment starts. New transnational cooperation projects are expected to be selected by spring 2017 and will be funded with around 90 million Euro.
23 June 2016
Following a recent slowdown and occasional non-responsiveness of the electronic monitoring system (eMS), the programme has decided to extend the deadline for submitting applications to the second call for proposals to 24 June 2016 at 13h00 (CET).
7 June 2016
We have relaunched our programme website in May and it has already won second place in a competition of the European Commission's Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy. All Interreg programme websites were reviewed by experts according to their design, usability, transparency and result focus.
15 April 2016
FIRST PROJECTS APPROVED
The programme monitoring committee has selected 35 project proposals for funding in its meeting in Dubrovnik/ Croatia on 14 and 15 April.
Around 70.5m EUR of co-financing will be transferred to transnational project partnerships in the coming years to #takecooperationforward and to address common challenges in central European cities and regions.
15 April 2016
SECOND CALL OPEN
We will launch our second call for proposals on 26 April 2016 following the decision of the programme monitoring committee in their meeting in Dubrovnik on 14 and 15 April.
The ERDF co-financing available for transnational projects will be around 90m EUR. Partnerships can apply until 23 June 2016 to receive funding for their ideas.
15 April 2016
SUPPORT TO APPLICANTS
In order to support potential applicants in writing high quality project proposals, we organise national information days in most programme countries. To lead applicants we offer additional training and an opportunity to consult their idea with the joint secretariat. The lead applicant training for the second call took place in Zagreb/Croatia from 10 to 11 May.