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Do you work together with businesses or organisations from other European countries to improve sustainability in Europe? Or are you looking for international partners to carry out your innovation? You can use the INTERREG subsidy programme (in Dutch) to develop your project.
What is INTERREG?
INTERREG is officially known as European Territorial Cooperation. It is a European subsidy scheme under which parties from various countries work together on projects in the field of spatial and regional development. INTERREG is aimed at 4 different forms of cooperation:
- Cross-border cooperation (INTERREG A)
- Transnational cooperation (INTERREG B)
- Interregional cooperation (INTERREG C)
- Cooperation with non-continental Europe (INTERREG D)
INTERREG consists of multiple programmes. Each programme focusses on a different region or theme, such as climate, renewable energy, or circular economy. Examples of INTERREG programmes active in the Netherlands are:
- North West Europe (NWE), aimed at a durable, smart and fair development of North West Europe
- North Sea Region (NSR), aimed at encouraging innovation and durable growth of the North Sea region
- Interreg Europe, aimed at improving policy instruments for regional development
When do you qualify?
A project must be carried out by partners from at least 2 different countries. A partner can for instance be a government, a knowledge institute, company or non-profit organisation.
How to apply?
To the various programmes different application deadlines apply. You apply to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. Check your idea with an adviser before your application (in Dutch). They can help you develop your project, help with the application itself and finding (international) partners. You can also search calls for projects on the EU's INTERREG website.
Do you plan to submit a proposal for INTERREG? You can apply for the Project Stimulus Regulation for Interreg (Projectstimuleringsregeling voor Interreg, PSR, in Dutch) for a contribution of up to €25,000 to the cost of developing your proposal with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.