Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE improves capacities for regional development in innovation, carbon dioxide reduction, the protection of natural and cultural resources as well as transport and mobility. With our funding, we support transnational cooperation like yeast supports baking. We are the small but important ingredient that helps innovative yet isolated ideas grow: into jointly developed, tested and accepted solutions for a better central Europe.

We are currently funding 85 cooperation projects across central Europe. In January 2019, we approved 44 additional projects that will start their activities soon. In total, around 231 million Euro from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) will be transferred to transnational partnerships in the coming years. The projects address shared regional challenges in the fields of innovation, low-carbon economy, environment, culture and transport.

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Interested in applying with us?

We launched our new, more experimental call on 4 March 2019. The aim of the call is to capitalise on promising results of the currently funded 85 Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE projects.

Indicatively 10 million Euro ERDF will become available for further rolling out their existing project outputs and results at the regional and local level as well as to improve policy making. The call will also encourage closer coordination with other EU funding instruments such as Horizon 2020, Connecting Europe Facility or LIFE.

Interested organisations will have until 5 July 2019 to build their transnational partnerships and plan concrete activities. 

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for partners from Austria, Germany and Italy


for partners from Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia

10 reasons why cooperation is central

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