We reduce the carbon footprint in CENTRAL EUROPE

The low-carbon priority aims at increasing the use of renewable energies and improving energy efficiency while exploiting the economic growth potential of the low-carbon sector. The projects funded under this priority will contribute to enhancing knowledge and skills with regard to efficient energy management of public infrastructures. They will develop and implement  territorially based low-carbon strategies and support mobility in functional urban areas hence helping to tackle the challenges central Europe is facing in energy production and consumption. 

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Our fourth call offers an unique opportunity to combine Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE outputs and results with those delivered by projects funded under directly managed EU programmes. Thematic focus of our fourth call for project proposals in low carbon priority is on

Low carbon mobility and urban air quality

Low carbon Projects

Following three calls for proposals we are funding 23 transnational cooperation projects on low carbon strategies.

With around 42,5 million Euro ERDF co-financing, partners from all over central Europe are addressing shared regional challenges. 

Projects working on public buildings and other public infrastructure

These projects focus on energy management measures with the aim to reduce energy consumption and improve energy efficiency of public buildings, in particular schools, as well as addressing the retrofitting and refurbishment of existing buildings into near zero energy buildings.
Projects cover both technical and financial solutions, also applying different forms of financing and contractual arrangements as well as demand side management tools. Besides buildings, two approved projects also address other types of public infrastructure such as wastewater treatment plants and municipal waste management infrastructure as well as public lighting.
Municipal and administrative buildings          
BOOSTEE-CE     |      eCentral


Transport infrastructure        
Dynamic Light     |      EfficienceCE

Waste and waste water infrastructure           
REEF 2W   


These projects address a variety of energy planning topics which are complementary to each other, with a certain focus on renewable energy resources. Topics covered so far range from the usage of shallow geothermal energy planning for heating and cooling strategies to the exploitation of renewable energy potentials and increased energy efficiency in rural regions. Also governance aspects such as better management of sustainable energy and climate change mitigation in public administrations are tackled. Furthermore, approved projects cover the specific topics of waste heat utilisation and energy financing with the aim of setting up of innovative financial instruments for a low carbon energy transition.

Good governance
CitiEnGov      |      PROSPECT2030     |      ENES-CE

Energy financing

Renewable energy resources 
GeoPLASMA-CE     |     RURES      |      ENTRAIN

Waste heat
Energy storage

PROJECTS WORKING ON Low carbon mobility planning

These projects focus on biodiversity and the conservation of habitats, including topics such as the sustainable management of protected areas and the transnational monitoring as well as protection of lynx populations. Furthermore, several approved projects are addressing water management which includes heavy rain risk management, the protection of drinking water resources and the improvement of river basin management through water retention measures. In addition, projects address the topics of air quality, with a focus on indoor air quality, as well as circular economy.

Low carbon mobility planning

Clean freight management

Low-emission zones

Air passengers mobility

specific objective 2.1

Improving energy efficiency in public infrastructure


Developing and implementing solutions for increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy usage in public infrastructures.

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specific objective 2.2

Low carbon


Improving territorially based low-carbon energy planning strategies and policies supporting climate change mitigation.

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specific objective 2.3

Low carbon urban mobility


Improving capacities for mobility planning in functional urban areas to lower CO2 emissions.

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Low-carbon in numbers


Million ERDF in total


Specific objectives


Projects so far


Project partners so far

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:

CENTRAL EUROPE projects 2007-2013

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

low-carbon ComMUNITY

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