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Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE third call for proposals

Call deadlines and Priority Areas

Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE third call for proposals will be launched on 21 September and will close on 25 January 2018. Around 60 million EUR will become available for new transnational cooperation ideas to improve capacities for urban and regional development in four priority areas:

  • Innovation and knowledge development,

  • CO2 reduction,

  • Natural and cultural resources, and

  • Transport.

Based on an analysis of topics covered by the running projects, the programme monitoring committee decided in their meeting in Vienna on 21 and 22 June to better target the third call for proposals in some areas. Five specific objectives will be fully open to cooperation ideas, four specific objectives will be focused on exclusive topics and one will remain closed.

Thematic focus of the call: Specific Objectives

Fully open specific objectives, encouraging transnational project ideas to improve:

  • SO 2.2 - Low-carbon energy planning strategies and policies supporting climate change mitigation

  • SO 3.1 - Capacities for the protection and sustainable use of natural heritage and resources

  • SO 3.3 - Environmental management of functional urban areas

  • SO 4.1 - Planning and coordination of regional passenger transport systems for better connections to existing networks

  • SO 4.2 – Coordination among freight transport stakeholders for multimodal environmentally-friendly solutions

Targeted specific objectives, looking for transnational project ideas to improve:

  • SO 1.1 - Sustainable linkages among actors of the innovation systems: Proposals shall exclusively target: Bottom-up implementation of smart specialisation strategies; triple and quadruple helix approaches which strengthen the participation of public and civil society; innovative practices such as co-creation approaches and actions that bring innovation closer to the market

  • SO 1.2 - Skills and entrepreneurial competences for advancing economic & social innovation: Proposals shall exclusively target: Social innovation and the integration of disadvantaged groups and regions through strengthening support infrastructures, services and schemes; development of entrepreneurial competences to strengthen social innovation

  • SO 2.1 - Energy efficiency and renewable energy usage in public infrastructures: Proposals shall exclusively target: Energy efficiency of public infrastructure other than public buildings and streetlights (e.g. transport, water, waste or ICT infrastructure) including their financing aspects and integration of renewable energy sources

  • SO 3.2 - Capacities for the sustainable use of cultural heritage and resources: Proposals shall exclusively target: Cultural and creative industries (CCI) such as CCI entrepreneurship, CCI policies, cross-sectoral cooperation and linkages of CCI to other sectors and innovative technologies.

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