The Interreg Europe programme financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) aims to improve the implementation of regional development policies and programmes.

By co-financing projects and four thematic platforms it allows regional and local public authorities and other players of regional relevance across Europe to exchange practices and ideas on the way public policies work, and thereby find solutions to improve their strategies for their own citizens.

Projects alow public organisations from different regions in Europe to work together for 3-5 years on a shared policy issue. Platforms offer a tool for faster and better sharing of knowledge to help policymakers do their job better.

Projects can relate to the following 4 topics:

1)  Research and Innovation

2)  Competitiveness of SMEs

3)  Low-carbon economy

4)  Environment and resource efficiency

The programme is open for 28 EU member states, plus Switzerland and Norway. The total budget for the programme is EUR 359 million.

For more information, visit the programme web site and the announcement on open call.