We are an EU cohesion policy programme that encourages cooperation beyond borders. With a budget of 246m EUR we support public and private organisations to work together across central Europe. Jointly they improve their cities and regions in Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Story of the Week
Kannabi is a Slovak start-up that offers a vegan milk alternative without additives, made primarily from canopy seeds, cashew nuts, vanilla, and coconut sugar. With the support of our CROWD-FUND-PORT project, Kannabi ran a successful crowdfunding campaign.
Update on third call
181 of the 191 project proposals submitted in our third call have been informed today that they passed the administrative eligibility checks. The applications are now being assessed. New projects are expected to be funded with around 60m EUR as of early 2019.
We fund project ideas that go beyond borders to make central European cities and regions stronger and more competitive. We are looking for transnational project ideas related to urban and regional innovation, CO2 reduction, natural and cultural resources or transport. We are already funding 85 partnerships with a total of 160 million Euro ERDF.
15-19 May 2018
Vienna has more Europe than you think! In the third week of May, multiple EU-funded projects will open their doors and show the added value of European funding. Local partners of five our Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE projects: UHI, STREFOWA, CERIecon, GeoPLASMA-CE, FabLabNet are on board and happy to tell you more about why #cooperationiscentral to fight urban heat islands phenomena, to reduce foodwaste, to boost entrepreneurship education, use of geothermal energy and to link schools with businesses.
Find out more about open days for EU-funded projects in Vienna at their Facebook page
21-25 May 2018
EU Green Week 2018 will explore ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work. Showcasing policy developments on air quality, noise, nature and biodiversity, waste and water management, it will promote participatory approaches to urban development, networking schemes, and tools for sharing best practices, engaging local authorities and citizens, and encouraging them to share their vision of a sustainable future.
The week will officially open on 21/5 in Utrecht (The Netherlands) and will close on 25/5 in Madrid (Spain). The high level EU Green Cities Summit will take place in Brussels, 22-24/5. Registration for participants for the high level EU Green Cities Summit in Brussels will be open from the 3rd April.
In addition, the programme also features many exciting events organised by partners around Europe, taking place from the end of April until mid-May. Check out what's happening near you, watch the livestreaming and join social media conversations with #EUGreenWeek!
04-08 June 2018
European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is a month-long series of activities to build a secure energy future for Europe. It brings together public authorities, private companies, NGOs and consumers to promote initiatives to save energy and move towards renewables for clean, secure and efficient power.
This year's edition is dedicated to the clean energy transition. Come and visit us and our projects at the stand. Together, we can spread awareness of how to use energy more sustainably, build a low-carbon economy based on renewables and have a strong, united approach to sustainable energy use.
Visit EUSEW website for more information.