About: Interregional cooperation

Economy & Jobs 16-10-2020

Social and economic differences across EU less important for citizens – survey

An increasing number of Europeans living in border regions of the EU say social and economic differences are not problems affecting cooperation between their home and neighbouring country, a new survey shows.
Economy & Jobs 04-11-2019

EU official: Interreg is an ‘engine’ of regional cooperation but needs simplification

Interreg, a flagship EU cohesion policy programme, is an important engine of cooperation and trust among countries, but to address ongoing challenges such as migration or Brexit, it needs to be simplified and better coordinated and have less red tape, a high-ranking EU official told EURACTIV.com.
Agrifood 30-10-2019

EU project: Mediterranean fishermen seek additional income via tourism

Faced with steadily declining fishing stocks, Mediterranean fishermen are exploring new ways to improve their income. An EU-funded Interreg MED projects vows to help fishermen to do so through tourism. EURACTIV.com reports from Athens.
Economy & Jobs 28-10-2019

Interreg EU project: Tackling climate change in the ‘Mediterranean way’

An EU-funded project aims to push for green and circular economy policies in the Mediterranean in light of an alarming study, which recently pointed out that temperatures in the region are escalating much faster than the global average.
Economy & Jobs 28-10-2019

How Interreg transforms the Mediterranean region

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In this Special Report, we will look at how Interreg MED has contributed to the region’s sustainability but also at the programme's future in the EU's next seven-year budget, the Multiannual Financial Framework, considering the planned cuts.
Regional Policy 14-12-2010

Cooperation seen as key to success of Danube Strategy

The success of Europe's second macro-regional strategy will depend on close cooperation between the regions and nations involved, according to the European Commission, which published its proposals for the Danube region last week (9 December).
Regional Policy 10-11-2010

EU-backed project lights up energy savings in England

Looking for ways to reduce the amount of energy it uses for lighting streets and public spaces, the town of St Helens in North-West England decided to work with partners in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. This partnership provided the basis for a five-year project called BLISS, which is being supported by the EU.
Enlargement 19-04-2010

South East Europe is well-known for its self-cynicism

South East Europe must make use of current developments in Europe and the EU enlargement process to streamline itself with the grand project of European integration. But ''does not have the luxury of time',' writes Hido Biš?evi?, secretary-general of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) for South East Europe.
Regional Policy 05-03-2010

Dutch-led renewable energy venture sets standard

Dutch authorities were initially sceptical about funding the Minewater project, but with strong local support this unusual renewable energy initiative succeeded in securing  EU regional money and went on to become a blueprint for similar models elsewhere in Europe.
Energy 19-04-2007

Six European regions launch renewable-energy network

The Renewable Energy Regions Network (RENREN) aims to enhance co-operation between local administrations and companies on biomass, wind, oceans, solar, geothermal and hydro-energy.

Commission stimulates interregional cooperation

The Commission has adopted guidelines and financial allocations for the INTERREG III Community Initiative