Interreg project characteristics

Interreg projects have done a lot of good for Europe. They have brought Europeans closer together by addressing shared problems and encouraging cooperation towards common goals. If you and your organisation want to contribute to this legacy, Interreg offers a good opportunity to get some of your passion projects funded.

Interreg programmes search for suitable projects by launching calls for proposals. The programmes typically receive many proposals, but not all of them can get funding. To qualify for funding, the projects have to fulfil certain quality requirements and, most importantly, they have to contribute to Interreg’s (and the programmes’) policy objectives.

This course is about the 4 characteristics that Interreg projects must have in order to qualify for funding. Without all 4 of them, a proposed project has zero chance of receiving funding.

Understanding these characteristics will not only help you avoid a lot of frustration in the application process, but it will also increase the chances of your proposal being accepted, and raise the overall quality of your project.

In this course you will learn:

  • How the EU cohesion policy, Interreg’s policy objectives, the 4 strands of Interreg programmes and the Interreg programmes in general relate to these core characteristics.
  • About the 4 core characteristics and how they translate into Interreg projects.
  • What they mean in practice for project developers.

This course is for you, if you:

  • Are a project developer who has no (or little) experience in developing and managing projects funded by Interreg programmes, and want to understand which characteristics Interreg projects must have.
  • Work in Interreg programmes (especially if you are new to the Interreg world) and want to learn how to help project developers understand the basic characteristics of all Interreg projects.

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Course Information

Estimated Time: 40 minutes

Course Instructor

Jon Bergthorsson Jon Bergthorsson Course developer

Free of charge


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