The Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme supports regional cooperation among nine central European countries.
The overall objective of the programme is “to cooperate beyond borders to make central European cities and regions better places to live and work” by implementing smart solutions answering to regional challenges in the fields of innovation, low-carbon economy, environment, culture and transport. The programme runs from 2014 to 2020 and invests EUR 231 million to co-finance transnational cooperation projects promoted by public and private organisations from central European regions.
The CENTRAL EUROPE programme area includes all regions from Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia, as well as eight Länder from Germany (Baden-Württemberg, Bayern, Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Thüringen) and nine regions from Italy (Emilia-Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Liguria, Lombardia, Piemonte, Provincia Autonoma Bolzano, Provincia Autonoma Trento, Valle d’Aosta, and Veneto).
Priority axis 1 – Cooperating on innovation to make CENTRAL EUROPE more competitive
Priority axis 2 – Cooperating on lowcarbon strategies in CENTRAL EUROPE
Priority axis 3 – Cooperating on natural and cultural resources for sustainable growth in CENTRAL EUROPE
Priority axis 4 – Cooperating on transport to better connect CENTRAL EUROPE
ERDF BUDGET AVAILABLE The programme will allocate up to EUR 80 Million ERDF to the first call for proposals.
The recommended financial size of projects to be submitted in the framework of the 1 st call for proposals is in the range of EUR 1 to 5 million total cost. In exceptional cases, smaller or larger projects can be supported.
The following co-financing rates shall apply:
– Up to 85 %for applicants of Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia;
– Up to 80 % for applicants of Austria, Germany, Italy;
– Up to 80 % for applicants located in EU regions outside the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme area
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION
Project proposals for step 1 of this call must be submitted through the eMS at the latest by Monday 13 April 2015, 18.00 CET.