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Interreg France – Wallonie – Vlaanderen

  • Programme Thematic Objectives

    • A smarter Europe – innovative and smart economic transformation

        RSO 1.1 Developing and enhancing research and innovation capacities and the uptake of advanced technologies

        • Boost and enhance research abilities and the use of cutting-edge tech.
          1. Enhance research and cutting-edge tech use.
          2. Strengthen innovative and eco-friendly economic sectors through cross-border collaboration.
          3. Support innovation from concept to qualification across key areas.
          4. Develop a data-smart economy in business and administration.
          5. Promote green tech, social innovation, and eco-friendly business models.

        RSO 1.3 Enhancing sustainable growth and competitiveness of SMEs and job creation in SMEs, including by productive investments

        • 1. Boost SMEs' growth and job creation with a focus on productive investments.
          2. Encourage innovation and eco-practices in SMEs through cross-border collaborations.
          3. Revive SME activity in strategic areas to maintain employment.
          4. Enhance business resilience to digital transformation with easy access to new tech.
          5. Support entrepreneurial skills development and guide entrepreneurs in new techniques.
          6. Identify and meet employers' needs for innovative skills and smart specialisation.
          7. Promote economic recovery by aiding businesses with structured financing.

    • A greener, low-carbon Europe

        RSO 2.4 Promoting climate change adaptation and disaster risk prevention and resilience, taking into account eco-system based approaches

        • Boost sustainable growth, competitiveness, and job creation in SMEs, especially through productive investments.
          1. Encourage cross-border cooperation focused on developing innovative technologies for climate change adaptation.
          2. Strengthen cross-border coordination for risk management strategies and enhance resilience to all kinds of disasters (natural, industrial, technological).
          3. Mitigate climate change impact across the cooperation area by supporting the development of green and blue cross-border infrastructures.
          4. Support cross-border initiatives for risk awareness, information dissemination, and prevention to safeguard local populations and workers.
          5. Raise awareness among businesses, locals, and stakeholders about sensible management of natural resources through the promotion of best practices.

        RSO 2.5 Promoting access to water and sustainable water management

        • Promote access to water and its sustainable management
          1. Support actions that improve water resources through preservation, ensuring accessibility, treatment, and cross-border management.

        RSO 2.7 Biodiversity and green infrastructure

        • Boost nature protection, biodiversity, and green infrastructures, particularly in urban areas, and reduce all forms of pollution.
          1. Support the preservation and joint management of cross-border natural resources to ensure ecological continuity and boost biodiversity restoration.
          2. Encourage integrated actions for joint landscape, ecosystem, and soil protection to combat biodiversity loss in the cross-border region.
          3. Support joint and innovative actions to reduce all forms of land, air, and water pollution in favour of biodiversity.

    • A more connected Europe – mobility and regional ICT connectivity

        RSO 3.2 Developing and enhancing sustainable, climate resilient, intelligent and intermodal national, regional and local mobility, including improved access to TEN-T and cross-border mobility

        • Implement sustainable, smart, multimodal mobility resilient to climate change at national, regional, and local levels, particularly improving access to the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) and cross-border mobility.
          1. Identify and address gaps in sustainable transport links to improve mobility patterns and ensure continuous cross-border transport (people and freight).
          2. Eliminate inconsistencies in cross-border mobility and enhance the quality and use of multimodal and sustainable transport.

    • A more social Europe implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights

        RSO 4.1 Enhancing the effectiveness and inclusiveness of labour markets and access to quality employment through developing social infrastructure and promoting social economy

        • Enhance the efficiency and integration of labour markets and access to quality jobs by developing social infrastructure and promoting the social economy.
          1. Improve the match between supply and demand in cross-border job markets by anticipating skills, education, and lifelong training needs.
          2. Develop a comprehensive cross-border support programme to boost mobility for workers, pupils, students, trainees, and job seekers.

        RSO 4.5 Ensuring equal access to health care and fostering resilience of health systems

        • Ensure equal access to healthcare and boost the resilience of healthcare systems, including primary care, and encourage the shift from institutional care to family and community care.
          1. Extend and enrich existing initiatives by stimulating synergies between institutions, enhancing existing health and social care systems, and strengthening cross-border patient care coordination.
          2. Improve access to health services and facilities, by promoting information about cross-border care options and supporting patient and practitioner mobility for efficient medical aid.
          3. Promote cross-border cooperation and shared tools in prevention, health promotion, care sector innovation, and the development of personal services.
          4. Develop e-health tools and projects across the cross-border region to improve access to these services and address the shortage of healthcare professionals.

        RSO 4.6 Enhancing the role of culture and sustainable tourism

        • Boost the role of culture and sustainable tourism in economic development, social inclusion, and social innovation.
          1. Support actions that enhance change management and resilience in the culture and tourism sector through professional development.
          2. Develop integrated and/or sustainable projects to showcase cultural, industrial, natural and landscape heritage, ensure cross-border continuity, and define common tourist and cultural identities.
          3. Promote and develop joint cultural actions, particularly in the field of cultural and creative industries, to enhance the attractiveness of the cooperation zone.
          4. Support the preservation and improvement of high-quality, sustainable and inclusive mixed cross-border infrastructures (tourism and culture) that drive development.

    • A better cooperation governance

        RSO 6.1 Enhance the institutional capacity of public authorities

        • Strengthen the institutional capacities of public authorities, especially those managing specific territories, and stakeholders.
          1. Boost cooperation among local actors around data to establish, analyse and share thematic datasets that are comparable and consolidated at a territorial level.
          2. Support and enhance the dissemination of information and advice across borders, coordinated and tailored to the needs of different audiences.
          3. Capitalise on previous experiences, disseminate results and ensure sustainability to guarantee the continuity of cooperation.
          4. Develop joint cross-border strategies in coordination with existing national, regional, sectoral strategies and consultations with stakeholders, while also assessing the need to strengthen territorial or thematic structures.

        RSO 6.2 Enhance efficient public administration

        • Boost the efficiency of public administration by promoting legal and administrative cooperation, as well as cooperation between citizens, civil society actors, and institutions, particularly in addressing legal and other obstacles in border regions.
          1. Establish a working method to address border legal-administrative hurdles by identifying obstacles and organising consultations.

        RSO 6.3 Build up mutual trust

        • Build mutual trust, particularly through promoting "people to people" actions.
          1. Support the implementation of micro-projects connected to the overall programme strategy for the benefit of the citizens in the cooperation area.

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28th February 2018

Last open call closed on 28th February 2018

3rd Call for projects
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This Interreg programme aims to boost economic and social exchanges across four border regions:

  • in France: Nord, Pas de Calais, Aisne, Ardennes, Oise, Somme and Marne departments;
  • in Wallonia: Hainaut, Namur and Luxembourg provinces;
  • in Flanders: West Flanders and East Flanders provinces (only Ghent and Oudenaarde districts).

This is a significant challenge for these regions, which cover 62,000 km² and house over 11 million people!
For the 2021 – 2027 period, €268 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) will be allocated to support projects across 5 cooperation themes.

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  • Antenne Vlaanderen

  • +32 (0)50 40 34 19
  • Provinciebestuur West-Vlaanderen
    Dienst Economie en Europese
    & Internationale Samenwerking

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    8200 Sint-Andries
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