Fund title: EU Interreg Programmes
Focus of fund/fund aims:
To develop international collaborative projects in innovation, sustainability and inclusion.
Following Brexit, the UK will continue to participate in the 2014-2020 EU funding programmes* until they close. This means that UK organisations will be able to continue to apply for grants and that projects with funding from the 2014-2020 programmes will be unaffected by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. There is more information in Paragraphs 71-73 of the Joint Report on UK/EU Article 50 negotiations
*This excludes the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (farm payments)
Devon has access to funding from five separate Interreg programmes which support co-operation and sharing of good practice between European regions. Our Interreg programmes broadly cover activities relating to research and innovation, low carbon economy, environment & resource efficiency, adapting to climate change and social inclusion.
Projects need to be genuinely transnational – establishing a network or shared approach, or developing a joint product or service.
France (Channel) England – for co-operation between areas of England and France bordering the English Channel. The priorities are to: support innovation; support the transition to a low-carbon economy; enhance and protect the area’s natural and cultural heritage; ensure balanced and inclusive development.
The France (Channel) England programme uses an open call system.
Atlantic Area – for co-operation between regions along Europe’s Atlantic coasts. The priorities are to: stimulate innovation and competitiveness; foster resource efficiency; strengthen risk management systems; and enhance biodiversity and natural/cultural assets.
There are currently no further calls planned for the Atlantic Area.
2 Seas – to promote co-operation between the coastal regions of NE France, southern & eastern England, Belgium (Flanders) and the Netherlands (south coastal area).
There are currently no further calls planned for the 2 Seas programme.
North West Europe – the whole of the UK and Ireland are included in the North West Europe programme along with Belgium, Luxembourg and parts of France, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
There are currently no further calls scheduled. Information and advice is available from the UK contact point
Interreg Europe – this programme covers the whole of the EU plus Norway and Switzerland.
The Interreg Europe programme is now closed.