“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.”
With an indicative budget of 72 million EUR from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE first call for project proposals addresses public and private organisations across central Europe. The Programme invites them to work together and jointly solve common challenges that know no borders.
All relevant documents can be downloaded at the programme website.
Interested applicants who want to join or share their project ideas are invited to check and become a Member of the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Applicant Community – the best place to start your cooperation! The community will help them to get in touch with organisations from across central Europe and it does facilitate bilateral exchanges in view of the programme open calls for proposals.
The call deadline is 23 February 2022. The call applications can be submitted through the electronic monitoring system that will be accessible at the later stage.
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.
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 we fund 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.
In this priority we fund 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.
In this priority we fund 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.
In this priority we fund 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.