2015 marks the 25 years of Interreg as an important cornerstone of European cohesion policy.To celebrate this important anniversary, the Interreg community is gathering in Belval, Luxembourg on 15-16 September 2015 for a two days conference: the first part being the annual event, the second part the proper 25 years conference, during which the implementation issues deemed most crucial by the programmes will be discussed.
It is then time to take stock of past experiences, to reflect on the meaning of European Territorial Cooperation and to look ahead. DG REGIO wants implementers on the ground to feed this debate already in the weeks approaching the event: what they see as success story, what can be improved, where EU should be heading to in terms of Cohesion Policy.
For this reason, DG REGIO decided to launch an online survey open to all, conference participants as well as 'Interreg-driven' citizens willing to contribute to the debate but unable to join the conference. The survey is consisting of five simple open questions and will serve as a tool to stimulate discussion before, during and after the event. The link can be found here. [+]
This publication seeks to provide a key to understanding the complexity, richness and diversity of the examples of territorial cooperation in Europe and illustrating their role in the process of European integration. 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of Interreg, the European Union instrument to promote cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation.
Interreg as a financial instrument was introduced in 1990 primarily to compensate for the introduction of the Single Market and soften the blow for border regions, which, everyone thought, would suffer most from the abolition of economic borders. Much has been achieved by the Interreg community since then. [+]
Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional. Cooperación Territorial (2014-2020)
Interreg Good Practice Database
This database is a collection of good practices that have been indentified within the course of INTERREG IVC projects. They are completed by the project partners themselves, and updated quarterly. The main objective of this database is to allow local, regional and national policy-makers to access the ideas and techniques that have been successfully implemented by their European counterparts, and to contact the relevant people in the organisation to get further details on the conditions for transfer. This way – knowing the difficulties involved in keeping such information updated - we hope to make this database as relevant as possible for policy-makers. Use the search criteria below to filter the good practices by your area of interest (thematic or geographic). All good practices availabe can be also downloaded in the excel table. [+]
Reglamento 1302/2013 del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo, de 17 de diciembre de 2013, por el que se modifica el Reglamento1082/2006 sobre la Agrupación Europea de Cooperación Territorial (AECT) en lo que se refiere a la clarificación, a la simplificación y a la mejora de la creación y el funcionamiento de tales agrupaciones (DOUE L 347/303, 20.12.2013)