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29 September 2018

WHY IS COOPERATION CENTRAL AT THE HEART OF EUROPE?

For more than 20 years, we have been supporting cities and regions in central Europe to become stronger. With our funding they work together on shared challenges. Read our input paper why #cooperationiscentral and why it should be taken forward.

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29 September 2018

MEET US AT THE #EUREGIONSWEEK

EU regional policy experts will meet at the EU Regions Week from 8-11 October in Brussels. We are actively involved and look forward to show you why we need stronger and more united Europe in our two sessions and #MadeWithInterreg exhibition there.

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15 August 2018

8 OUR CULTURAL PROJECTS PRESENTED IN E-BOOK 

You can get inspired by eight of our cultural heritage projects featured in the e-book "Connecting Cultures, Connected Citizens", published by Interact Programme. The aim of the publication is to be useful source of inspiration for future cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation projects all over Europe.

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17 July 2018

REGISTER NOW FOR OUR #EUREGIONSWEEK SESSIONS

Experts and policy makers from across Europe will meet at the 16th European Week of Regions and Cities from 8-11 October in Brussels. In three events Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE is actively involved and we look forward to discussing with you why #cooperationiscentral for a stronger and more united Europe.

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04 July 2018

INTERREG VOLUNTEER YOUTH CONTINUES BEYOND 2018

The European Commission decided to extend the IVY initiative giving the chance to young Europeans to live and report their Interreg experience.
We already joined the initiative, currently hosting our second IVY reporter Anna and we definitely recommend to all our projects to participate!

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29 May 2018

NEW COHESION POLICY FRAMEWORK PROPOSED

Corina Creţu, Commissioner for Regional Policy, has presented new draft regulations for EU Cohesion Policy in 2021-27. She said that the new framework will be "more flexible, to adapt to new priorities and better protect our citizens. We also made the rules simpler and this will benefit all." The proposed regulations will now be negotiated in the European Parliament and the European Council.

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02 May 2018

COMMISSION PLANS CUTS TO FUTURE COHESION FUNDING


The European Commission has proposed to reduce funding for EU Cohesion Policy by around 7% in 2021-27. The policy should be modernised to deliver with less and even serve new priorities. Commissioner Oettinger said: “This budget proposal is truly about EU added value. We invest even more in areas where one single Member State cannot act alone or where it is more efficient to act together."

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25 April 2018

127 RELEVANT APPLICATIONS TO BE FULLY ASSESSED

127 project applications that were submitted to the third call for proposals will be fully assessed by the end of 2018. This was decided unanimously by programme Member States in their meeting in Vienna on 24 April following a relevance check of all eligible applications. Lead applicants of proposals that did not pass the relevance filter will be informed shortly.

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16 April 2018

#EUREGIONSWEEK: VOTE FOR OUR WORKSHOPS

This year you can design the agenda of #EURegionsWeek by voting for your favourite sessions! Take a look at the consultation and support our proposals: 
1) #cooperationiscentral - Why we need cooperation more than ever.
2) Idea Lab on the future of transnational cooperation. 
You will find both sessions under the cluster "Territorial development".

Vote now (before 27 April)

10 April 2018

OUR PROJECTS AT THE TEN-T DAYS 2018

Two of our transnational transport projects will show that “Interreg makes the difference” at the TEN-T Days in Ljubljana from 25 to 27 April 2018. CONNECT2CE and TalkNET will participate in a joint stand of Interreg projects. The projects work on smart, sustainable and safe mobility and the project partners will present first results and impacts.

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20 March 2018

WHY TRANSNATIONAL COOPERATION MATTERS


Transnational cooperation projects bring benefits to central European regions, cities, and ultimately citizens. But what does that really mean?
Together with other transnational programmes, Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE collected 10 good reasons that show the value of transnational cooperation - now and in the future.

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15 March 2018

181 PROPOSALS PASS ELIGIBILITY CHECKS

                                                                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.

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14 March 2018

30 YEARS OF EU COHESION POLICY

                                                             In 2018, EU cohesion policy celebrates its 30th anniversary. From the creation of the single market to the migration crisis, cohesion policy has always been at the core of EU developments. Also in the future, cohesion policy shall stay at that very core.

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25 January 2018

191 PROPOSALS SUBMITTED IN THIRD CALL

                                                         Our third call for project proposals closed on 25 January. Submitted applications will undergo the administrative and thematic quality checks. New projects are expected to start early 2019 with funding of around 60 million Euro ERDF.

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10 January 2018

CONSULTATION ON FUTURE COHESION POLICY

                                                                   Do you want to help design proposals for the next generation of financial programmes? The discussion about the future of cohesion policy has begun. Have your say and contribute to the European Commission consultation before 8 March and help secure a future for transnational cooperation in central Europe.

Contribute now

28 December 2017

OPEN POSITION AT THE PROGRAMME SECRETARIAT


The Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Joint Secretariat in Vienna is looking for a Project Manager, who will be responsible for project assessment, monitoring and guidance to applicants as well as beneficiaries in the thematic area of low carbon. The deadline for submitting applications is 30 January 2018. 

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20 December 2017

2018 WILL BE THE EUROPEAN YEAR OF CULTURAL HERITAGE


Throughout 2018 Europe will celebrate its diverse cultural heritage. With CUSTODES and DANUBELIMES two projects funded by our programme in 2007-13 are already part of it. Do you want to join in the celebrations, too? Find out about the selected projects and how to add the European Year of Cultural Heritage label to your project.

Join the celebrations

19 December 2017

RECORDING OF Q&A WEBINAR FOR APPLICANTS IS ONLINE


We have recorded and published the live question and answers (Q&A) webinar for applicants to the third call. The live session focused on content-related questions in the project application phase. A specific webinar on project budget and finances will follow on 10 January 2018. 

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19 December 2017

NEW INTERREG PORTAL HAS BEEN LAUNCHED


A new website makes cooperation across Europe more accessible for a wider audience. On Interreg.eu you can inform yourself about funding opportunities, news, calls, jobs and success stories from more than 100 programmes that are part of the Interreg community.                            

Visit the Interreg website

29 November 2017

OUR 2018 DESK CALENDAR SHOWCASES NEW PROJECTS


In 2017 we have approved 50 new transnational cooperation projects that will take cooperation forward in the coming three years. Get to know them one after the other: Our desk calendar introduces you weekly to a new projects and allows you to take note of your and their activities. 

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the calendar

28 November 2017

STUDY ON IMPACTS OF TRANSNATIONAL COOPERATION


We are looking for a service provider to carry out a study on territorial challenges and cooperation potentials in central Europe. The study should also bring evidence on impacts of transnational cooperation. Contact info(at)interreg-central.eu for the terms of reference. Deadline for submission is 21 December 2017.

02 November 2017

WEBINARS FOR APPLICANTS ARE ONLINE 


We have produced webinars that provide information about how to develop your project idea into a project application. They present the basics of how to apply with us and will help you to write better applications.         

Watch online

05 October 2017

LET THE STARS SHINE 
SUBMIT YOUR STORY NOW


Nine Members of the European Parliament have launched a new action titled ‘Let the stars shine’. The aim is to draw more attention to the wealth of inspiring actions, projects and initiatives taking place across Europe.

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Panel discussion at Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE anniversary conference

28 September 2017

OPEN VACANCY AT PROGRAMME SECRETARIAT IN VIENNA


The Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Joint Secretariat  in Vienna is looking for Project Finance Manager responsible for financial assessment, monitoring and guidance to applicants and beneficiaries. The deadline to apply is 27 October 2017. 

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Panel discussion at Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE anniversary conference

21 September 2017

INTERREG SHOULD BECOME MORE FLEXIBLE AND EASIER


Policy makers agreed at the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE conference that Interreg should become more flexible and easier to implement again. The programmes were seen as an important tool for fostering European integration and territorial cohesion.

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Thematic focus of third call

21 September 2017

THIRD CALL OPEN NOW WITH A THEMATIC FOCUS


The third call for project proposals was launched on 21 September and stays open until 25 January 2018. Around 60 million EUR are available for new transnational cooperation ideas. In some thematic areas the call focuses on pre-defined topics.

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19 June 2017

TRANSNATIONAL COOPERATION PRESENTED TO EP IN BRUSSELS

Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE presented transnational projects tackling climate change to the European Parliament. Speaking at a Committee for Regional Development workshop on climate change and cohesion policy, the programme managing authority said that cooperation helps improve urban adaptation and mitigation capacities.

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19 June 2017

TRAINING ON PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION KICKS OFF

Today, the project implementation training (PIT) kicked off with around 130 participants from freshly selected Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE projects. The programme secretariat provides the new project management teams with technical support and advice on how to better implement their cooperation projects. 

More information about the PIT

6 April 2017

HOST AN INTERREG VOLUNTEER


Interreg has now unique chance to get inspired by fresh and dynamic ideas from young people. 

Join the "Interreg Volunteer Youth" initiative and host young volunteer at your institution involved in Interreg activities.


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20 March 2017

NEW CALL UNDER PREPARATION

A new call will be launched on 21 September 2017. Details such as the call procedure, thematic focusing and timeline will be discussed and decided by the Member States in June 2017. Closure will depend on the outcome of these discussions but the call will stay open at least until the end of the year.

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16 March 2017

50 NEW PROJECTS SELECTED IN CALL 2


50 new cooperation projects will be funded following the second call for proposals. This was decided by the Member States in a meeting in Prague on 16 March. Selected partnerships will receive funding of around 90 million Euro in total from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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22 February 2017

TAKE PART AND GET REWARDED

Think your EU-funded project deserves to be better known and rewarded on European level? Then take the chance to submit it to either the European Commission's RegioStars Awards, the European Social Innovation Competition or the Us& the Alps Photo Competition this spring. 

2 January 2017

NEW WALL CALENDAR OUT NOW


Transnational Interreg cooperation in central Europe is turning 20 in 2017! We will celebrate this anniversary in our annual conference in September. In the meantime, our wall calendar introduces you to 35 projects that we are funding. 

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26 November 2016

REVISED COOPERATION
PROGRAMME

The European Commission has approved the revised version of the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE cooperation programme document. Baseline for results indicators were added as well as information about the new budget line “Works”.

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23 September 2016

35 PROJECTS TRAINED ON IMPLEMENTATION

We have received 210 projects proposals in the second call, which closed on 24 June. New projects are expected to be selected by spring 2017 and will be funded with around 90 million Euro from the European Regional Development Fund.

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24 June 2016

210 COOPERATION IDEAS SUBMITTED TO SECOND CALL

Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE has received 210 applications by the time the second call for project proposals was closed on 24 June. Next, the eligibility of project proposals will be checked before the quality assessment starts. New transnational cooperation projects are expected to be selected by spring 2017 and will be funded with around 90 million Euro.

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23 June 2016

EXTENSION OF
CALL DEADLINE


Following a recent slowdown and occasional non-responsiveness of the electronic monitoring system (eMS), the programme has decided to extend the deadline for submitting applications to the second call for proposals to 24 June 2016 at 13h00 (CET). 

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7 June 2016

AN ENCOURAGING
AWARD


We have relaunched our programme website in May and it has already won second place in a competition of the European Commission's Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy. All Interreg programme websites were reviewed by experts according to their design, usability, transparency and result focus. 

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15 April 2016

FIRST PROJECTS APPROVED

The programme monitoring committee has selected 35 project proposals for funding in its meeting in Dubrovnik/ Croatia on 14 and 15 April.
Around 70.5m EUR of co-financing will be transferred to transnational project partnerships in the coming years to #takecooperationforward and to address common challenges in central European cities and regions. 

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15 April 2016

SECOND CALL OPEN

We will launch our second call for proposals on 26 April 2016 following the decision of the programme monitoring committee in their meeting in Dubrovnik on 14 and 15 April. 
The ERDF co-financing available for transnational projects will be around 90m EUR. Partnerships can apply until 23 June 2016 to receive funding for their ideas. 

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15 April 2016

SUPPORT TO APPLICANTS

In order to support potential applicants in writing high quality project proposals, we organise national information days in most programme countries. To lead applicants we offer additional training and an opportunity to consult their idea with the joint secretariat. The lead applicant training for the second call took place in Zagreb/Croatia from 10 to 11 May. 

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