Interreg ALCOTRA (France – Italy)

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ALCOTRA, (Alpes Latines COopération TRAnsfrontalière), is one of the European cross-border cooperation programmes. It covers the Alpine territory between France and Italy.
2014-2020 is the fifth ALCOTRA programming period. Since 1990, the programme has co-financed nearly 600 projects for about 550 million euro of European subsidies.

General objective

Improving the people’s quality of life, the sustainable development of the Territories and the cross-border economic and social systems through cooperation on the economy, the environment and the services to citizens.


  • Applied Innovation
  • Better controlled environment
  • Attractiveness of the Territory
  • Social Inclusion and European citizenship

Potential beneficiaries

Public administrations, SMEs, lifelong learning centres, universities and research centres, associations, natural parks, chambers of commerce, innovation centres and business networks.

Developments over the 2014-2020 period

Increased financial ambition (€ 198,80 million compared to € 149,70 million for the period 2007-2013)
  • A new Managing Authority: The Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region
  • A Joint Secretariat based in Turin
  • Procedures for the deposit and management of dematerialised files thanks to the ETC Synergy tool 

Reference Framework

The ALCOTRA programme contributes to the Europe 2020 strategy in favour of “smart, sustainable and inclusive” growth that focus on employment, research and innovation, education, social inclusion and poverty reduction, climate change and energy. ALCOTRA is financed by the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund): Instrument for the implementation of the EU cohesion policy to finance the multi-annual regional development programmes, resulting from the negotiation between the EuropeanCommission, Member States and regions.
More specifically, ALCOTRA is part of the European Territorial Cooperation Programme, better known as INTERREG, which aims to promote the creation of a single market through cooperative actions aimed at reducing the development gap between different European regions.
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