The Interreg France-Switzerland programme 2021-2027
Interreg France-Switzerland is a European Union programme co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Swiss Confederation and the cantons, to support European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) which is part of the policy of European cohesion. The latter aims to strengthen economic, social and territorial cohesion by reducing the differences in development between European regions.
The Interreg France-Switzerland programme is part of a long tradition of partnership between the French and Swiss border territories. It finances projects benefiting this area of cooperation on both sides of the border.
The period 2021-2027 represents the sixth generation of Interreg programmes.
The territory of cooperation of the Interreg France-Switzerland programme
The programme is implemented in a cooperation zone that covers 5 French departments and 7 Swiss cantons.
The programme is endowed with €69.7 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and 50 MCHF from Swiss contributions for the period 2021-2027.
The themes covered by the programme
Interreg France-Switzerland 2021-2027 supports local cross-border initiatives that contribute to the development of the territory.
The program supports projects that fall under one of the following 5 themes:
- Carbon neutrality and ecological transition
- Research and innovation, development of digital uses
- Sustainable mobility and multi-modality
- Culture and sustainable tourism
- Reduction of obstacles at the Franco-Swiss border