Regional policy

Interreg Europe. Third call for projects

In the 2021-2027 programming period, Interreg Europe will allocate our budget through open calls for project proposals. The third call for project proposals will be open from 20 March to 7 June 2024.

Launch of the 2024 REGIOSTARS Awards competition

Starting today projects supported by cohesion policy can apply for the 17th REGIOSTARS competition. Applicants can choose between five thematic areas:  Category 1: A competitive and smart Europe - Promoting competitiveness, innovation and economic resilience; Category 2: A green Europe - The green transition as the enabler of regional development; Category 3: A connected Europe […]

EU funding guide for rural areas thanks to EU #RuralToolkit

Today, the Commission launched a new interactive guide mapping all funding opportunities available at EU level for rural areas. EU funds and programmes that can foster sustainable growth and well-being in rural areas abound. However, identifying the most appropriate option is not always straightforward for potential beneficiaries. The Rural toolkit gathers funding opportunities from 26 […]

21st edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities | Brussels, 9-12 October 2023

The 21st edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) takes place on 9-12 October 2023. This year, the agenda features 200+ sessions. All activities will happen in person in Brussels. The full agenda is available on the event website. Registration is open!    The 2023 edition focuses on six topics: Regions in post-industrial […]

Proposal Directive on European cross-border associations

Proposal for a Directive on European cross-border associations

Atlas of Demography

Together with the green and digital transitions, demographic change is the third transformation shaping the future of Europe. A good understanding of how demographic change and the local, regional and national realities interact is key to tailor EU policies to the changing conditions on the ground. Demographic knowledge is cross-cutting: demographic drivers and implications of […]

Harnessing talent in Europe’s regions

Harnessing talent in Europe’s regions

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) (2021-2027) aims to strengthen economic, social and territorial cohesion in the European Union by correcting imbalances between its regions. In 2021-2027 it will enable investments in a smarter, greener, more connected and more social Europe that is closer to its citizens. LEGAL BASIS Regulation 1301/2013 of 17 December 2013 […]

UrbAct, exchange of experiences between European cities

UrbAct IV program for the exchange of experiences between European cities (2021-2027). Its objective is to promote the exchange of experiences between European cities and the dissemination of knowledge on all issues related to the sustainable development of the urban environment. CALLS FOR PROPOSALS The calls for proposals are published periodically on the website of […]

Interregional Innovation Investments (I3)

The Interregional innovation investments initiative as part of the European Regional and Development Fund (ERDF) aims at supporting interregional innovation projects in their commercialisation and scale-up phases giving them the tools to overcome regulatory and other barriers and bring their project to investment level. CALLS FOR PROPOSALS Calls are published regularly on the Funding & Tender […]