Interreg Central Europe Announces Preliminary Details of 2023 Call for Project Proposals

The call worth a total of €10 million will have a targeted approach and support projects and partnerships with a smaller size and duration.

Interreg Central Europe is a transnational cooperation programme funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the European territorial cooperation goal of cohesion policy. The programme funds transnational cooperation projects which are able to develop, prepare and implement joint solutions to common problems and challenges.

The programme has provided preliminary details for its second call for project proposals, which is scheduled to launch in early 2023.

The call will focus on highly innovative pioneer projects. These should either test concrete solutions through pilot actions on a small scale, or focus on new approaches to integrated territorial development (eg to improve multi-level governance processes by better integrating policy sectors and better involving citizens).

The second call will have an indicative budget of around €10 million, and will specifically target projects and partnerships with a smaller size and a shorter duration. The call will be focused, taking into account the territorial and thematic coverage of projects selected in the first call for proposals. Pioneer projects should make use of existing tools and methods, with limited preparatory work.

Individual projects should be worth between €400,000 and €800,000, with 80% ERDF co-financing available for all partners. Projects should be made up of three to six eligible partners, and last for 12 to 18 months.

Further details will be reported when available.

(This report was the subject of a ResearchConnect Newsflash.)