INTERREG North-West Europe Call 3 Now Open

Funding available for projects with a reduced scope, partnership size and duration to apply to the NWE Programme.

Interreg North West 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 main objective of Interreg NWE Call 3 is to allow project applications with a reduced scope, partnership size and duration to apply to the NWE Programme. Interreg NWE is interested in improving its accessibility to stakeholders that may be unfamiliar with the programme or that lack capacity to apply for regular calls. Small-scale projects can also support project ideas that envisage results with shorter timeframes.

Small-scale project applications may be stepping stones or follow-up actions to regular projects. They may be designed as laboratories for future regular projects, or they may complement regular NWE projects and/or reinforce their impact by making their outputs accessible to a wider group of stakeholders or to other regions.

Call 3 is open for all nine Programme Specific Objectives. As with regular projects, the partnership must involve at least three partners from three different countries. At least two of these partners must be from a region within the NWE Programme area. All types of target groups from the quadruple helix are welcome to participate. The programme specifically encourages the following to join small-scale project applications:

  • Local, regional and national public authorities.
  • NGOs and interest groups such as international organisations, trade unions, foundations, charities, voluntary associations, clubs etc.

Funding of between €200,000 and €800,000 is available. Up to 60% co-financing will be supported.

A webinar on Call 3 took place on 28 February 2023 (14:00-15:15 CET).

Call 3 is open to applications until 12 July 2023.

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