INTERREG Two Seas Opens Eighth Call for Projects

The INTERREG Two Seas Cross-Border Cooperation Programme enables cooperation between regional and local authorities and other organisations from areas in four Member States: England, France, the Netherlands and Flanders.

The Eighth Call for project proposals is now open. The overall aim of the programme is to develop the competitiveness and sustainable growth of the programme’s area.

Project applications will need to ensure strong links with the Programme strategy, and in particular the four main priority axes. Currently all four priorities, and the associated six specific objectives, are available under the Call, although this may change as the available budget of one or more priority axes, notably priority axis 3, may become limited.

The four priority axes are:

Priority axis 1: Technological and social innovation

Priority axis 2: Low carbon technologies

Priority axis 3: Adaptation to climate change

Priority axis 4: Resource-efficient economy

Project partnerships must consist of a minimum of two partners, representing two member states. All projects must have as a main goal to “overcome” the maritime border and should therefore be composed of at least one English partner.

To be eligible, organisations must be from the programme area and may be in the public, private, voluntary or community sectors. This includes universities, not-for-profit organisations, and those sectors of regional and local authorities contributing to the territorial development process (transport, environment, regional development, etc.). Public-private partnerships may also apply for funding.

Please note that the BREXIT process may have an impact on this Call.

The deadline for submitting Concept Notes is 8 April 2019.

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