“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.”
GET READY NOW FOR THE FIRST CALL IN OCTOBER 2021
To achieve the above vision, we 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. Our 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. (Date is not yet specified). 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, we will support interested organisations in developing transnational project ideas and finding partners across central Europe. We are providing basic information and have launched a brand new community for applicants to develop transnational partnerships.
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.
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If you are interested in joining a project idea or in finding partners for your own project idea, join our applicant community.
This is the best place to start your cooperation before the call officially opens in October 2021.
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