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30 years ago, Interreg was created in a spirit of knowledge-sharing and collaborative thinking both within the EU and beyond to help create a peaceful and prosperous union. At a time when the European Union is facing a lot of changes, when political dialogue often questions its functioning, when new European leaders and new priorities are emerging, Interreg has been acting for 30 years to leave no one behind.

We are proud to be part of the Interreg community. With this page we would like to share with you some of our successes and celebrate cooperation beyond borders, because we believe that  #cooperationiscentral now more than ever. 


concha andreu 

COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS
La Rioja Spain

© El Mundo

"It is fundamental that we join strengths and willingness to look for joint solutions!"                                      

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Pedro marques

member of european parliament portugal

© Twitter Pedro Marques

"The response to this crisis is always better if it is built on cooperating together."

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michael schneider

COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS
saxony-anhalt germany

© European Union / John Thys

"Diseases don't stop at borders. We should reconsider fundamental values of EU. Interreg helps finding common solutions.'"

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Johannes Hahn

COMMISSIONER for budget and administration

© European Union 2020 - Source : EP

"Most importantly, Interreg stands for the truly European spirit of crossing borders."  

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AGNES RAMPAL

REGIONAL COUNCILOR PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D’AZUR

© Ville de Nice

"We must all work together. It is not an option, it’s not a choice. It’s a necessity."

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Younous Omarjee

CHAIR OF COMMITEE FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

© European Union 2019 - Source : EP

"More than ever, the Covid19 crisis has demonstrated the great need for Interreg programmes."

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NIKLAS NIENASs

MEMBER OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT GERMANY

© European Union 2019 - Source : EP

"Interreg is a great programme! I'd like to see MORE MONEY spent on this very, very important issue!"

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Erik Bergkvist

MEMBER OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT SWEDEN

© Erik Bergkvist

"The more we cooperate and get to know each other, the more European we become." 

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ZDENĚK HŘIB

MAYOR OF PRAGUE
CZECH REPUBLIC

© ZDENĚK HŘIB Twiter

"Interreg helps building a strong united voice where even a smallest regions matter."                                      

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MIRJA VEHKAPERAE

COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS 
OULU CITY COUNCIL FINLAND

© European Union 2019 - Source : EP

"It is very important to do the work together because in this crisis we don’t have actual borders at all."

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JOSÉ MARIA DA CUNHA COSTA

MAYOR OF VIANA CASTELO
PORTUGALs

© www.themayour.eu

"In Portugal, Interreg has been an important financial instrument to boost population of inland and border regions."

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ISABELLE BOUDINEAU

PRESIDENT COTER COMMITTEE NOUVELLE AQUITAINE

©European Union / John Thys / Philippe Buissin

"The future of Europe is ensured thanks to cooperation."                           

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"This is Europe" podcast

 

Stories of collaboration and cooperation from across the European Union, brought to you by the Interreg community. In this podcast series, broadcaster Shahidha Bari talks to the Europeans whose lives have been transformed by Interreg. Across the series you’ll hear how the Interreg community works with everyone from fisherman to farmers, and city planners to entrepreneurs, forging stronger bonds across borders, tackling pressing issues such as climate change and investing in young Europeans


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