Interreg Europe Expanding to the Western Balkans

01 Dec 2023 News
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Interreg Europe is expanding to five economies of the Western Balkans.

From 2024, partners from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia will be able to benefit from the cooperation opportunities the programme offers.

The first calls are expected to be launched in the first half of 2024 and later in the first half of 2025.

Online information events

Interreg Europe will introduce the programme during online information events organised specifically for representatives from these economies. 

Note that the events are in English and the local languages.

An online information event about Interreg Europe took place on 15 November for interested parties in Montenegro.

Two more events are foreseen:  

Currently, 16 January 2024 is scheduled for Bosnia and Herzegovina, so feel free to save the date. 

The organisers are slowly updating this list and the links to the events. 

An introductory information event for Albania will follow soon too.

If you missed anything, feel free to contact organisers with your questions. 

The details of points of contact in the new partner economies will be available in January 2024 at the latest.

More information events linked to the third call for project proposals will be announced later and include information from all participating economies.

What is Interreg Europe about? 

The programme's purpose is to support interregional cooperation projects. 

Its projects enable sharing innovative and sustainable solutions to regional development challenges.

They bring together policy organisations from at least three economies working together on a shared policy issue. 

The lessons they learn lead to better regional policies and a more sustainable economic, social and environmental impact on the ground for the people and the places they serve.

The programme supports projects in five thematic EU priorities and one non-thematic issue on better governance:

  • Smart
  • Green
  • Connected
  • Social
  • Citizens
  • Governance