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Interreg Highlights

(Energy) Efficiency first

By Vinicius Valente and Femke Boersma

Initiatives aimed at increasing energy efficiency often go hand-in-hand with the promotion of renewable energy, which tends to stand centre stage. Using resources more efficiently is, however, key to meet Europe’s climate objectives.


Interreg’s support for a sustainable and competitive tourism

By Laurence Moureh-Ledig

The tourism industry has been hit with a number of hurdles: from the COVID-19 pandemic to environmental threats and mass tourism impacting local communities and threatening fragile entire ecosystems, especially in coastal and mountain zones.


Small cities standing together towards energy transition

By Michal Pavlik and Magaly Dao

The famous notion “think global – act local” has been used in various contexts but nowhere it is more accurate than when it comes to tackling climate change. But what can be actually done locally,


Together with nature for healthier landscapes

By Dana Kascakova and Christina-Maria Bateka

Life as we know it is under immense pressure from climate change and other human-made threats. Experts warn that ecosystems are deteriorating more rapidly than ever. This is an enormous challenge, which can only be achieved when regions and cities in Europe join forces and get the right people on board.


Thinking circular: when waste becomes raw material

By Clotilde Mahé, Miriam Stuhlmueller and Michela Gaifami

What do a brewery, a data centre and a chicken farm have in common? They belong to the same value chain! An unusual combination, don’t you think?


Kids in Denmark become filmmakers for European Cooperation Day

By Marie Schlünsen

Tuesday September 28, at 17:00 in the Library in Viborg, Denmark, the red carpet was out and the popcorn ready for the premiere of 12 short animated films made by 38 children aged 8-10 from Friskolen in Viborg. The room was full and buzzing with expectation and excitement.


Renewable energy sources at your doorstep

By Michela Gaifami, Clotilde Mahé and Miriam Stuhlmueller

On 5th August 2016, an underwater electricity cable broke a couple of kilometres off Inis Mór, one of the Aran Islands (Ireland), plunging the islanders into darkness for 4 days. The broadband was affected, medications in the fridge had to be binned and quantities of frozen food had to be thrown away.


Pumping up a greener transport in Europe with Hydrogen

By Carla Guimarães and Vinicius Valente

The European Green Deal aims at reducing 90% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. One of its main objectives is to increase the use of clean vehicles and alternative fuels, such as hydrogen.


Whistles and whoops: How submarine soundtracks help marine animals

By Kimane Baltyde and Sofie Forfang

Mid-year 2017, Cap La Houssaye – Reunion Island, in the Indian Ocean: Julie Martin is on her first trip as a volunteer. The humpback whale season seems to take off that afternoon, with its warm light and caressing sun. Julie and the rest of the crew witness a breathtaking marine spectacle as a staggering number of males keep jumping out of the water in a famous move called breaching.


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