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 cooperation changed your region for the 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.
9-10 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. One big topic for this year`s edition is "Education, Culture and Youth".
More than 20 sessions will be organised in this thematic cluster. Two sessions will give special focus on Interreg cooperation that has proven to be the right instrument to find synergies and linkages across borders among important actors to successfully promote European heritage. Both sessions will present achievements of our Interreg cultural cooperation projects.
Cultural heritage: worth the investment? 9 October (9.30 - 11.00) , organised by Oslo Region
Small investments in cultural heritage can bring impact far beyond expectations. The session will demonstrate this through presenting four recent excellent projects from the ESIF and EEA and Norway Grants covering different themes, partnerships and geographic areas.
Coop Cult and Succeed - EYCH2018 10 October (9.30 - 11.00) organised by European Commission
During this session, the publication "Connecting Cultures, Connected Citizens" featuring inspiring 8 examples Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE cultural heritage projects will be officially presented.
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.