On 14th February 2017, an Info Day on the INTERREG North-West Europe Programme was organised by the Brussels Capital Region, Brulocalis (the Association of the City and Municipalities of Brussels) and the Secretariat of the INTERREG North West Europe Programme, at the offices of the Region.
This Info Day, addressed to public and private actors – such as regional organisations, local authorities, associations, companies and universities, gave an overview of the funding possibilities offered by the INTERREG Europe North West Programme.
The INTERREG North West Europe Programme supports cooperation projects between actors based on eight countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The activities that can be funded are exchanges of good practices, especially operational projects including pilot and innovative projects. It focuses on three main areas:
• Innovation (including social and entrepreneurial innovation);
• Reduction of carbon emissions (including mobility);
• Rational use of materials and natural resources (including circular economy).
The next deadline for applications is on 24th May 2017 (being the opening on 18th April 2017).
To begin with, a presentation concerning governance, budget, themes, objectives and results of the Programme was given. It was followed by suggestions and good practices for successful INTERREG projects. Then, two beneficiaries of the programme spoke about their experiences: Bruxelles Mobilité (Brussels Mobility) and the City of Liège. Finally, individual interviews were held during the afternoon for potential project promoters.
The next Project Ideas Lab will take place on 28th March in Luxembourg.
To get more information on the Info Day, presentations are available.
If you wish to submit a project proposal within this call and you need to network with partners, get in touch with AER Secretariat!
Please find below a report on the Info day written by Gianmartino Contu, and translated by Susannah Go.