Authorities and stakeholders at local and regional level have a vital role to play in the achievement of the EU’s strategies for growth, jobs and sustainable development.The exchange, sharing and transfer of policy experience, knowledge and good practices will contribute to achieving this objective. By promoting Europe-wide cooperation, INTERREG IVC encourages regional and local authorities to view inter regional cooperation as a means of enhancing their development through learning from the experiences of others. This way, the successful experiences gained in the different regions can spread throughout Europe.
€302 million programme
Priority 1: Innovation and the knowledge economy: innovation, research and technological development; entrepreneurship and SMEs; the information society; employment, human capital and education.
Priority 2: Environment and risk prevention: natural and technological risks; climate change; water management; waste prevention and management; biodiversity and preservation of natural heritage; air quality; energy and sustainable transport; cultural heritage and landscape.
The programme supports projects that aim, through interregional exchange of experience at policy level, to improve regional and local policies addressing the above sub-themes.each project has still to select only one sub-theme and have a clear focus on a specific regional policy issue
All funds for INTERREG IVC project funding have been allocated after four calls for proposals. There will be no further calls for proposals in this programming period (2007-2013).