It will be a small experiment!

We believe that cooperation beyond our Interreg community is central for taking forward the results of our currently funded Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE projects.

The call will be organised in a one-step procedure. Interested organisations will have time from 4 March until 5 July 2019 to build their transnational partnerships and plan concrete activities. Applications will be assessed by the end of the year and projects are expected to start in early 2020. 

Timeline 4 call

We are open to ideas in 7 selected topics

Industry 4.0/Advanced manufacturing

Energy efficient renovation of public building in cities

Climate change adaptation and risk prevention

Social entrepreneurship

Low carbon mobility and urban air quality

Cultural heritage sites & buildings at risk

Accessibility of peripheral and border regions to TEN-T and CNC

Basic Figures


Selected Topics
to be funded


months of project
duration (Maximum)


Million EUR
(Indicative Budget)


days that the
call will be open


The partnerships will roll out promising project outputs and results of already funded Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE projects at the regional and local level, or improve policy making. 

Project ideas have to build on complementing results and outputs from at least 3 different projects co-financed by Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE and directly-managed EU programmes such as Horizon 2020, LIFE, Connecting Europe Facility, etc. 

At least two of the projects have to be Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE projects.


We are looking for a mix of Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE stakeholders and newcomers from projects funded under directly-managed EU programmes. We believe that cooperation beyond our Interreg community will be central to make results of our currently funded Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE projects even more effective. Additional partners from other Interreg projects, projects funded by mainstreaming programmes as well as complete newcomers are welcome. 

Cross-fertilisation and project idea development workshops

2-3 April 2019

The aim of our upcoming workshops is twofold:  We want to encourage further coordination and better sustainability of outputs and results of our approved projects through cross-fertilisation as we believe that this can lead to increased cooperation and coordination in our central Europe community. And we want to support applicants in developing ideas and matchmaking for our upcoming experimental call. 

 As a result of the workshops, participants will have:

  • Gained knowledge about results and outputs of other Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE projects
  • Gained knowledge about the objective and procedures of the experimental fourth call
  • Started discussions about outputs & results to be taken up and utilised 

The workshops are targeted at all beneficiaries of approved Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE projects. Due to capacity reasons, participation will be limited to a maximum of 4 participants per project of the first two calls and to lead partners of third call projects.

Registration will open in the coming weeks.

Horizon 2020 Info Day on the 4th call of Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE

7 May 2019

In the upcoming experimental call for proposals, Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE will support the roll out and uptake of project outputs and results in coordination with directly managed EU programmes such as Horizon 2020. 

The Horizon 2020 Info Day will offer an opportunity for lead applicants to present their initial project ideas to potential partners from the FP7 and Horizon 2020 programmes.  It is going to be organised by the European Commission's DG RTD.

As a result of the Horizon 2020 Info Day, central European research stakeholders will have:

  • Gained knowledge about the objective and procedures of the experimental fourth call
  • Gained knowledge about project ideas building on results and outputs of approved Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE projects
  • Started initial discussions about participating in a project proposal

At the same time, the Horizon 2020 Info Day will allow potential lead applicants to:

  • Present their project ideas and existing project results
  • Express their needs in terms of missing partners and results
  • Start discussions with potentially interested FP7/Horizon 2020 organisations

Participation to the Horizon 2020 Info Day will be open to beneficiaries of approved projects from Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE and FP7/Horizon 2020. 

Registration will open in April.



Partner Search

The partner search and matchmaking events will be complemented by digital measures.

The main tool will be our online project idea community, which will be launched when the call opens. This will be complemented by our LinkedIn group for partner search, which was established in 2016 and has nearly 1000 members. Information on the call will be published here and applicants can publish project ideas and exchange at any given time.

More information will follow soon.



Building on positive experiences made in previous calls, our applicant training will be completely shifted to digital. Video tutorials will be published regularly on our YouTube channel.

The programme website will be the place where to find comprehensive information on the call. FAQs will be updated and all relevant documents will be available on

Information on how to develop an application will be available when you need it the most.



Our digital approach to building capacities will be complemented by individual support on the national and transnational level.

The network of National Contact Points will provide support in national languages on primarily national application issues. 

We will also offer compulsory individual consultations (as phone or video conferences) to lead applicants. These can be booked as of mid-April 2019 until one week before the closure of the call. 

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