January marks the beginning of a new cycle for European funding. A new call for transnational cooperation in central Europe is beginning to take shape following initial discussions of our programme member states on 29 January. Details will be finalised over coming months before launching the call in the second half of this year.
In the meantime, have a look at the results of our last call below.
Our final call was an experiment. It aims to take forward already existing project results in transnational partnerships that go beyond the Interreg community. We believe that coordination and cooperation with projects from directly-managed EU programmes like Horizon 2020 is central for taking forward the outputs and results of our current projects.
On 4 December 2019, our programme countries selected nine new cooperation projects for funding.
In early 2020 they started to capitalise on results from previous Interreg and other EU-funded projects.
WHAT WAS THIS CALL ABOUT?
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. New project ideas had 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 had to be Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE projects.
We were 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 were welcome.
To support partner search among our beneficiaries and to exchange on project outputs and results, we organised thematic workshops in Vienna on 2-3 April 2019.
Matchmaking between Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE beneficiaries and research stakeholders that participate in FP7/H2020 projects was facilitated on 7 May in an Info Day organised by the European Commission in Brussels.
The partner search and matchmaking events were complemented by digital measures.
The main tool was our online project idea community. This was complemented by our LinkedIn group for partner search, which was established in 2016 and has nearly 1000 members. Information on the call was published here and applicants could publish project ideas and exchange at any given time.
The programme website offered the comprehensive information on the call. FAQs were continuously updated.
Information on how to develop an application was available when it was need the most.
The compulsory individual consultations could be booked until 28 June.