"Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE envisions a united central Europe that cooperates to become smarter, greener and better connected together. Based on shared needs and a common identity, the programme aims for a trustful culture of cooperation beyond borders."
To achieve the above vision, it will soon launch a new call for transnational project proposals. This first call of the new programme will be directed at public and private organisations that want to work together beyond borders. The funding will support them to cooperate on solutions for common challenges of central European regions and cities that know no borders.
The call is expected to officially launch in October 2021. Concrete technical information and requirements for project development, including the programme manual and the application form, will become available only then. Depending on the amount of applications received, the funding decision is currently expected for autumn 2022 and successful projects could start their activities soon after.
In the meantime, Interreg Central Europe will support interested organisations in developing transnational project ideas and finding partners across central Europe. They are providing basic information and have launched a brand new community for applicants to develop transnational partnerships.
- 4 PRIORITIES
- 9 SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
- 1 STEP PROCEDURE
- 2021 CALL LAUNCH PLANNED IN OCTOBER
- 80% ERDF CO-FINANCING FOR ALL PARTNERS
- Indicative Budget: 72 MILLION ERDF
THEMATIC FOCUS OF THE FIRST CALL
The call will be open in all programme priorities and all specific objectives. Transnational cooperation actions are expected to address the development and implementation of strategies, action plans, tools, training, pilot actions and related solutions. All actions will have to respect environmental sustainability principles and also horizontal principles of equality and non-discrimination.
In this priority Interreg Central Europe funds projects that enhance innovation capacities and encourage the uptake of advanced technologies. But also those that build capacities for smart specialisation, industrial transition and entrepreneurship. The indicative budget for this priority in the call is EUR 22 million. Learn more
In this priority Interreg Central Europe funds projects that address environmental challenges in central Europe and help increasing energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy. But also those that encourage sustainable urban mobility. The indicative budget for this priority in the call is EUR 36 million. Learn more
In this priority Interreg Central Europe funds projects that improve transport connections of rural and peripheral regions in central Europe and enhance sustainable, intelligent and intermodal transport, including connections to TEN-T corridors. The indicative budget for this priority in the call is EUR 7 million. Learn more
In this priority Interreg Central Europe funds projects that improve capacities of public authorities on all territorial levels for setting up and implementing integrated territorial development strategies through cooperation. The indicative budget for this priority in the call is EUR 7 million. Learn more
SUPPORT MEASURES FOR APPLICANTS
At this stage, the support measures listed below are available to interested organisations.
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