The environment and culture priority responds to the need for protecting and sustainably using natural and cultural heritage and resources, which are subject to increasing environmental and economic pressures as well as usage conflicts. Heritage and resources also constitute valuable assets of central European regions and represent important location factors benefiting regional development. Furthermore, the focus is on improving the quality of the environment in functional urban areas. To this aim, key challenges like land use conflicts, air, soil and water pollution or waste management will be addressed by the projects funded under this priority.
Our third call for proposals will be launched on 21 September and stay open until 25 January 2018. Around 60 million EUR will become available for new transnational cooperation ideas. Around 20 million EUR ERDF from this budget will be allocated to the project ideas that help to improve capacities for urban and regional development in environment and culture priority.
In environment and culture, specific objectives 3.1 and 3.3 will remain fully open, encouraging transnational project ideas to improve:
Specific objective 3.2 Capacities for the sustainable use of cultural heritage and resources will be targeted, encouraging transnational project ideas to exclusively improve:
We offer around 60 million EUR ERDF for new transnational cooperation ideas in the third call for proposals which is open until 25 January 2018. We are also looking for project ideas in environment and culture priority that will help to preserve natural and cultural heritage and improve environmental management in urban areas.
The European Commission is committed to addressing air quality and reducing air pollution. The Forum will examine eco-innovative solutions for improving air quality. It will bring together companies and public authorities that have already succeeded in developing effective new technologies with those who are looking for such solutions.
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The funding programme CENTRAL EUROPE 2007-13 was our predecessor. More than 1.300 public institutions and private businesses closely
cooperated in 124 transnational projects for the benefit of our regions. Take a look at what Interreg achieved already back then:
To find out more about projects and beneficiaries of other cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation programmes within the European Union visit the KEEP database