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News First call for proposals open for INTERREG IVC programme

The first INTERREG IVC call for proposals was launched on 21st September 2007 and will close on 15th January 2008.

Authorities and stakeholders at  local and  regional  level have a vital role to play in the achievement of  the EU’s strategies for growth, jobs and sustainable development. The exchange, sharing & transfer of policy experience, knowledge and good practices will contribute to the success of this objective.
The  INTERREG  IVC Programme  is part of  the European Territorial Cooperation Objective of  the Structural Fund  policies  for  the  period  2007-2013.  It  aims,  by means  of  interregional  cooperation,  to  improve  the effectiveness of regional development policies and contribute to economic modernisation and increased competitiveness of Europe, by:

  • Enabling local and regional actors across the EU to exchange their experiences and knowledge;
  • Matching regions less experienced in a certain policy field with more advanced regions;
  • Ensuring the transfer of good practices into Structural Funds mainstream programmes.
The  INTERREG  IVC Programme  is  financed  through  the European Regional Development Fund  (ERDF), whose principles and  regulations are  laid down  in Council Regulation N° 1083/2006  (General Regulation), Council  and  Parliament  Regulation  N°  1080/2006  (ERDF  Regulation)  and  Commission  Regulation  N° 1828/2006  (Implementation  Regulation).  The  principles  and regulations  for  projects  developed  within  the Programme  are  laid  down  in  the Operational Programme, which was  officially  approved  by  the European Commission on 11th September 2007

The INTERREG IVC Programme is divided into two thematic priorities related to the EU strategy for growth and sustainable development known as the Lisbon and Gothenburg strategies. Project partners are invited to submit their project application under one of the sub-themes listed below.

Innovation and the Knowledge Economy: (ERDF €177 million, 55%)
- Natural & Technological Risks (incl. climate change)
- Water Management
- Waste Prevention and Management
- Biodiversity and Natural Heritage (incl. air quality)
- Energy and Sustainable Transport
- Cultural Heritage and Landscape

Environment and Risk Prevention: (ERDF €125 million, 39%)
- Innovation, Research & Technology Development 
- Entrepreneurship and SMEs 
- Information Society 
- Employment, Human Resources and Education

Contact information INTERREG IVC programme (email:; ; ; )
News type Inbrief
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Source of information INTERREG4c
Keyword(s) INTERREG
Geographical coverage Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom , Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Norway
News date 14/11/2007
Working language(s) ENGLISH