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 cities and regions in Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
EU regional policy experts will meet at the 16th EU Regions Week from 8-11 October in Brussels. We are actively involved and look forward to discussing with you why #cooperationiscentral for a stronger and more united Europe. Register now to our two sessions.
european cooperation day
European cooperation brings benefits to our cities and regions. If you want to find out more, join the celebrations in your region on 21 September and surrounding days and learn how the cooperation changed your region for better.
Transnational cooperation is central for our projects. It is their joint effort that results in benefits that bring better quality of life to the regions, cities, and ultimately citizens. But what does it really mean? Discover 10 good reasons that speak for transnational cooperation in central Europe - now and in the future.
27 September, Vienna
Running projects with Viennese partners focusing on cooperation in the field of education and research will be presented in an interactive way. Thanks to another cooperation project Bilateral Design Networks, you can visit the Post - Otto - Wagner exhibition after the event.
Admission is free of charge.
9 October 2018 |European Week of Regions and Cities
The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is an annual Brussels-based event in which officials from regional and urban administrations, as well as experts and academics, exchange good practices and know-how in the field of regional and urban development.
In this half-hour session, our speaker will talk about the need for transnational cooperation in central Europe. When solidarity is fading and calls for lower integration are growing, we believe #cooperationiscentral. Regions and cities are more efficient and more competitive when they work together beyond borders. Citizens and companies profit from new and better services.
Based on evidence from a new impact study you will hear why Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE is a bulwark of cooperation at the heart of Europe. Concrete stories will illustrate what our speaker has to say.
10 October 2018, The European Week of Regions and Cities
The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is an annual Brussels-based event during which officials from regions and cities’ administrations, as well as experts and academics, can exchange good practices and know-how in the field of regional and urban development.
During this session, Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE will jointly brainstorm with other transnational programmes and broad range of stakeholders about the future shape of transnational cooperation. The niche and added value of transnational cooperation today will be presented and the audience will have an opportunity to actively contribute to the discussion by sharing their ideas in smaller groups. Outcomes of this session will inform the policy debate on the future shape of transnational cooperation.
Register and find more information here.
18-19 October 2018
The EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) is the second EU macro-regional strategy adopted by the European Commission in 2010 and endorsed by the European Council in 2011. The Strategy brings together 14 countries along the Danube river, and covers an area which is home to 112 million people, or one-fifth of the EU’s population.
This year's forum will covers topics of particular importance for the Danube region related to preservation of cultural and historical heritage, new technologies and digitalization in tourism sector, ensuring safety and security in tourism, transport connectivity and mobility. Issues related to synergy and consistency between macro-regional strategies for achieving the common objectives of the EU and for the future of those strategies after 2020 will also be referred to. Two parallel thematic sessions on sustainable tourism mobility and security in public spaces and an open-air exhibition have been scheduled as well.
Join us in Sofia and help shaping future of the Danube region.
More information about the Forum, including a detailed agenda and list of speakers as well as presentation topics is available on the EUSDR forum website.