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.
Now using an open call system: next deadline is 6 September 2018
The next deadline for Micro Projects is 24 October 2018
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.
Guillaume Le Palud Guillaume.Le-Palud@communities.gsi.gov.uk is the UK contact point 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.
Call 8 is now open and closes 22 November 2018. 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 fourth call for project proposals will close on 22 June 2018.