Launched in 1990, the European Territorial Cooperation (ETC), better known as Interreg, is an emblematic Cohesion Policy programme that provides a framework for the implementation of joint actions and policy exchanges between national, regional and local actors from different Member States. The overarching objective of European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) is to promote a harmonious economic, social and territorial development of the Union as a whole. Interreg is built around three strands of cooperation: cross-border (Interreg A), transnational (Interreg B) and interregional (Interreg C).
2020 marks the 30th anniversary of Interreg. DG REGIO is combining forces with Interact, the European Neighbourhood Cross Border Cooperation and all Interreg programmes to organise a series of events throughout next year. For programmes, there will be plenty of opportunities to be involved and there will be technical support.
Three topics were chosen to promote INTERREG and its project during its anniversary: (1) everyone has a neighbour, (2) Youth and (3) Greener Europe.
The main celebration will be at the Interreg 30 Years’ Annual Event on 15 and 16 October 2020, right after the European Week of Regions and Cities. To promote the events, DG REGIO have launched the events map and toolkit on the #EUinmyregion website. In the next weeks more details on the planned activities will be posted on our website.