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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Third Call for proposals

Our third call for proposals was launched on 21 September and stays open until 25 January 2018. Around 60 million EUR will become available for new transnational cooperation ideas.  Around ten million EUR ERDF from this budget will be allocated to the project ideas that help to improve capacities for urban and regional development in low-carbon priority. 

In low-carbon, specific objective 2.2 will remain fully open, encouraging transnational project ideas to improve:

➜ Low-carbon energy planning strategies and policies supporting climate change mitigation

Specific objective 2.1 will be targeted, encouraging transnational project ideas to exclusively improve:

➜ Energy efficiency of public infrastructure other than public buildings and streetlights (e.g. transport, water, waste or ICT infrastructure) including their financing aspects and integration of renewable energy sources 

Specific objective 2.3 will be closed. 

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Following the first two calls for proposals we are funding 18 transnational cooperation projects on low carbon topics. With around 34 million Euro ERDF co-financing, partners from all over central Europe are addressing shared regional challenges. 

CE-HEAT     |     CitiEnGov     |     Dynamic Light     |     ENERGY@SCHOOL     |     GeoPLASMA-CE          

MOVECIT     |     SULPiTER     |     SOLEZ     |     TOGETHER


BOOSTEE-CE     |      eCentral      |      FEEDSCHOOLS      |         FIRECE      |      LAirA       

LOW-CARB      |      REEF 2W      |      RURES      |      SMART COMMUTING

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

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