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.
An experimental call for proposals will be launched in spring 2019 to capitalise on promising results of the currently funded 85 projects. The programme countries agreed on 2 October that the remaining ERDF funds should help to further roll out existing project results.
The 16th edition of EU Regions Week shown the determination of more than 140 regions and cities to influence the debates on future challenges. We were there too, as we believe that #cooperationiscentral for stronger and better Europe.
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.
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.
20-21 November 2018
The EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) involves seven states (Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland and Liechtenstein) and 48 regions of those States in the Alpine Region. With over 80 million inhabitants, the Alpine Region is one of the biggest living, natural and economic areas in Europe and a very popular tourist destination. The Alps attract millions of visitors every year.
At the 2nd Annual Forum, main event of the Alpine year, politicians, experts, young people and civil society will discuss the entire thematic spectrum of the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region in the framework of various events and workshops. The Tyrolean Presidency and the EU invite all interested parties to actively participate in the discussion on how to address major challenges, to use the opportunities and to strengthen cooperation in the Alpine Region.
Join us and help shaping future of the Alpine region.
More information can be found on the EUSALP forum website.
06-07 December 2018
Where the past meets the future. Cultural heritage is of the utmost importance to the society and identity of Austria. It not only shapes people's living environment and their quality of life, but also strengthens social cohesion. As part of our EU Presidency Austria will host the final conference of the European Year of Cultural Heritage entitled #EuropeforCulture on 6-7 December 2018 in Vienna.
More information will follow soon.