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European Territorial Co-operation programmes 2014-2020
Wales in involved in the following ETC programmes:
Ireland Wales Programme (external website): provides opportunities for organisations on the West coast of Wales and the South-East coast of Ireland to work together to address common economic, environmental and social challenges.
We are the managing authority for the programme. We are continuing to develop and approve applications for EU funds. For further information contact: IrelandWalesCrossBorderProgramme@wales.gsi.gov.uk
North West Europe programme (external link): this transnational programme is worth €396m in ERDF funding. It encourages organisations to work collaboratively to improve the economic, environmental, social and territorial development within the regions. The programme links the UK (including all of Wales) with Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg and areas of France, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
The managing authority (external link) is the Nord-Pas de Calais region in Lille, France. The next call for project proposals of the Interreg North-West Europe Programme will be open from the 18th of April to the 24th of May 2017.
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Interreg EUROPE (external link): this interregional programme, worth €359m in ERDF funding, covers the EU28 plus Switzerland and Norway and is aimed at policy exchange across EU regions. The managing authority (external link) is the Nord-Pas de Calais region in Lille, France. The third call for project proposals for Interreg Europe will open on 1 March and close on 30 June 2017 and the application pack is now available.
URBACT III (external link): this interregional programme, worth €74m in ERDF funding, covers the EU28 plus Switzerland and Norway. URBACT promotes sustainable urban development and enables European cities to work together to develop solutions to urban challenges. The managing authority is the General Secretariat of the Inter Ministerial Committee of Cities (SGCIV) responsible to the French Ministry of Urban Policy.
ESPON 2020 (external link): worth €41m in ERDF funding, ESPON (European Observation Network for Territorial Development and Cohesion) covers the EU28 plus Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.
INTERACT (external link): these programmes are underpinned by the INTERACT programme, covering the EU28 plus Norway and Switzerland and worth €39m in ERDF funding. INTERACT is the hub for exchanging information and best practice amongst ETC programmes.
How to apply
Each programme has a specific application process as they are administered by different managing authority. Please contact the ETC Team for further information about funding opportunities which could be available to your organisation: TerritorialCooperationUnit@wales.gsi.gov.uk