Vacancy at the Interreg Greater Region/Grande Région/Großregion programmeDeadline 4th October 2023
RSO 2.4 Promoting climate change adaptation and disaster risk prevention and resilience, taking into account eco-system based approaches
We're working on three key strategies to combat climate change challenges, investing in projects to yield tangible and intangible benefits while safeguarding the environment.
1. Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience
We're spearheading projects in water management, farming, forestry, viticulture, and aquaculture to boost resilience to climate change.
2. Territory Management for Climate Change Adaptation and Risk Prevention
We're fostering cooperation in areas prone to heatwaves and intense rainfall, streamlining administration processes, and removing legal barriers to enhance local climate adaptation.
3. Promoting Innovation, Education, and Prevention for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience
• We're fostering networks among centres of excellence, establishing innovation hubs, delivering cross-border study programmes, building awareness, and enhancing healthcare to prevent climate-related risks.
• These efforts align with the programme's past declarations and its "Charter for Agriculture" and "Charter for Forests".
RSO 2.6 Circular economy
Goal: Transitioning to a Circular Economy
To tackle shared challenges, we're prioritising a switch to a circular economy that saves resources and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Our two key strategies back projects with tangible or intangible outcomes, focusing on eco-innovations and public awareness.
1. We're spearheading projects across all sectors, introducing new wastewater treatment tech, reducing water pollution, promoting organic farming, and aiding SMEs to utilise resources wisely.
2. We're fostering public cooperation in waste management, assisting SMEs to minimise product lifecycle environmental impacts, and encouraging the reuse of waste.
RSO 2.7 Biodiversity and green infrastructure
Taking a Green Leap
1. Biodiversity Boost: We're protecting and promoting biodiversity through conservation initiatives in farming and planning for a habitat network across the GR area.
2. Sustainable Urban Growth: We're pushing for eco-friendly neighbourhoods and efficient use of urban land, creating green spaces to enhance urban ecology.
3. Cleaner Transport: We aim to reduce emissions by promoting public transport and sustainable mobility options for cross-border workers.
RSO 4.1 Enhancing the effectiveness and inclusiveness of labour markets and access to quality employment through developing social infrastructure and promoting social economy
Improving Cross-Border Labour Market
Here, the programme focuses on enhancing cross-border job market by addressing challenges like skills gaps, language and administrative barriers, and the need for better job-demand and supply matching. We are introducing two initiatives:
1. Boosting Skills & Employability: We aim to develop in-demand skills and support groups such as women, seniors, and unemployed youth.
2. Job Support & Entrepreneurship: Fostering skill development in key sectors, promoting entrepreneurship, and encouraging social innovation.
RSO 4.2 Improving equal access education, training and lifelong
1. Cross-border Coordination: From developing joint childcare facilities to enhancing primary and secondary education, we're connecting educators and nurturing essential linguistic and digital skills.
2. Vocational Training & Lifelong Learning: We're strengthening vocational training and enhancing mobility for learners. Our focus is on diversified internships, digitalisation in learning, and upskilling in sectors like construction.
3. Higher Education Collaboration: We're fostering cooperation between higher education institutions, introducing joint programmes, boosting digital learning, and promoting internships for students.
RSO 4.5 Ensuring equal access to health care and fostering resilience of health systems
Cross-border healthcare delivery has been under consideration, leading to cooperative agreements in certain areas. The aim is to strengthen these systems, addressing ageing populations and professional shortages, and enhance the functionality of cross-border medical services. In line with this, three key initiatives are proposed:
1. Support a legal framework for cross-border health cooperation. This involves creating new agreements, improving existing ones, and simplifying healthcare access.
2. Establish a regional health observatory. This includes monitoring health needs, updating labour market analyses, and sharing health data.
3. Improve cross-border health services and staff training. This entails exchanging experiences, fostering cooperation for research and innovation, creating a bilingual nursing training academy, and testing pilot projects for cross-border cooperation.
RSO 4.6 Enhancing the role of culture and sustainable tourism
1. Celebrating Culture: We're opening up access to our unique culture and heritage. Look forward to more cultural events and artist services.
2. Heritage Tourism: We're spotlighting our historic sites and hidden gems. Prepare to rediscover our region's wonders!
3. Nature Adventures: We're enhancing our nature-based experiences. Enjoy more routes between natural heritage sites.
4. Boosting Tourism: We're globally promoting our region. Expect professional training, digital tools, and amplified visibility.
RSO 5.2 Fostering the integrated and inclusive social, economic and environmental local development, culture, natural heritage, sustainable tourism and security in areas other than urban areas
We're pushing local, inclusive growth on multiple fronts. We're focusing on key areas like the "GECT Eurodistrict Saar-Moselle", "GECT Alzette-Belval", and Haute Moselle valley, supporting integrated development strategies.
Three core actions include:
1. Analysing and engaging with different areas to identify opportunities and establish cooperation.
2. Supporting cooperation structures to implement local development strategies.
3. Encouraging collaboration among cross-border initiatives.
RSO 6.2 Enhance efficient public administration
Our Interreg programme champions environmental sustainability while navigating legal/administrative challenges:
Measure 1: We support cross-border work by providing legal/administrative advice and training.
Measure 2: We fund projects tackling sector-specific hurdles in areas from resource management to high-speed internet access. We're also open to projects across various other sectors.
RSO 6.3 Build up mutual trust
The programme promotes small, affordable projects to enhance social interactions across the border. These projects cover diverse themes like sports, multilingualism, and climate change, and are perfect for smaller entities and new audiences.
RSO 6.6 Other actions to support better cooperation governance
Measure 1: Addresses resource management, public services, decarbonisation, and community engagement via workshops, educational initiatives, and digital platforms.
Measure 2: Strengthens urban-rural relationships for territorial balance, focusing on transport and logistics.
Measure 3: Boosts cross-border governance in sectors such as research, entrepreneurship, green economy, and education, fostering collaborations for mutual growth.
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Currently there are no calls for projects open for this programme
For over three decades, the Interreg Grande Region programme has been bolstering cross-border cooperation amongst local and regional partners in the Grande Region. The initiative is rolled out by 11 partner authorities from various regions across Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and France.
From 2021 to 2027, the Interreg VI Grande Region programme is set to invest €182 million from the EU’s Regional Development Fund into cross-border collaboration projects.
Our four priorities for 2021-2027 are to create:
1. A greener Grande Region,
2. A more socially aware Grande Region,
3. A Grande Region closer to its citizens,
4. Better governance of cross-border cooperation in the Grande Region.
Visit the programme website to know more