What is the aim Interreg Program?
The Interreg program has the purpose to help regional and local governments across Europe to develop a better policy. The final result must be the creation of cooperation, opportunities and innovative solutions to share, the final goal is to ensure that government investment, innovation and implementation efforts all lead to integrated and sustainable impact for people and place.
The actors involved
The Interreg program exists to assist three types of beneficiaries:
- Public authorities – local, regional and national;
- Managing authorities/intermediate bodies – in charge of the Investment for Growth and Jobs program or European Territorial Cooperation;
- Agencies, research institutes, thematic and non-profit organizations – although not the main target group, these types of organizations can also work with Interreg Europe by first engaging with their local policymakers in order to identify options for collaboration with Interreg Europe
Interreg Central Europe Call of Proposal
The main purpose of Call is to promote the mobility of Eu Citizens across the borders with a budget of 60 million Euro from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF); the call involved 9 countries: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Italy (Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Liguria, Lombardia, Piemonte, Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano, Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Valle d’Aosta and Veneto).
The main area Covered by the Call of Proposal are the follow:
- Cooperating on innovation to make CENTRAL EUROPE more competitive;
- Cooperating on low carbon strategies in CENTRAL EUROPE;
- Cooperating on natural and cultural resources for sustainable growth in CENTRAL EUROPE;
- Cooperating on transport to better connect CENTRAL EUROPE.
How will be apply the Co-Finances and the Deadline
The distribution of EU finance will be chosen based by the level of GDP of each countries:
- Up to 85 % for applicants from: Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia;
- Up to 80 % for applicants from Austria, Germany and Italy.
The project duration will be from 24 to a maximum of 36 months, taking into account that the latest possible end date for a project is 31 December 2021.
The main challenges
The main challenges are related to the develop of innovative solutions called to solve contemporary society problems like: CO2 reduction, natural and cultural resources, and sustainable transport. The particular actions behind, it is to find answer thanks the cooperation and the share of information among the Central Europe: Citizens, Firms and Public Authorities, balancing the level of Know-How creating an Homogeneous Macro-Region based on the 4 fundamentals point indicated previously.
In particular some interesting points are focused about:
- Integration of migrants and other disadvantaged groups into society and the labour market;
- Development of entrepreneurial competences for social entrepreneurship (including entrepreneurship of migrants) and entrepreneurship aiming to create positive social effects.
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