Research Support Programmes:

Focus on Interreg

What is Interreg?

Interreg is one of the key instruments of the European Union, supporting cooperation across borders through project funding. Its aim is to jointly tackle common challenges and find shared solutions in fields such as health, environment, research, education, transport, sustainable energy and more. The programme is mainly geared towards regional and local public agencies, but private non-profits and research institutions are also supported.

What kinds of projects does Interreg fund?

For projects to be supported under Interreg Europe, they must fall into one of the following four categories:

  • Research and innovation
  • SME competitiveness
  • Low-carbon economy
  • Environment and resource efficiency

An example of one funded project is AQAURES – Water reuse policies advancement for resource-efficient European regions. The project aims to achieve efficient water management through water reuse and profit from the opportunities in the water market, while at the same time securing the protection of water bodies. It brings together 9 partners from 10 countries, including Spain, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Poland, Malta, Germany, Latvia, Italy and Slovenia.

Some of the outputs include:

  • An online toolkit for the evaluation of water reuse investments for regions promoting water efficiency
  • 5 joint thematic studies and analyses reports on territorial needs and opportunities for water reuse pathways

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Where can I get more information on Interreg Funding?

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