The fourth call for proposals opened on 1 December 2010 and closes on 1 April 2011. Projects will last a maximum of 36 months without any possibility of extension.
The 4th call is dedicated to Regional Initiative Projects. Experience shows that is generally preferred to have a Region as a Lead Partner, especially for Regional Initiative Projects.
Authorities and stakeholders at local and regional level have a vital role to play in the achievement of the EU’s strategies for growth, jobs and sustainable development. The exchange, sharing and transfer of policy experience, knowledge and good practices will contribute to the success of this objective. The INTERREG IVC Programme is part of the European Territorial Cooperation Objective of the Structural Fund policies for the period 2007-2013. It aims, by means of interregional cooperation, to improve the effectiveness of regional development policies and contribute to economic modernisation and increased competitiveness of Europe, by:
- enabling local and regional actors across the EU to exchange their experiences and knowledge;
- matching regions less experienced in a certain policy field with more advanced regions;
- ensuring the transfer of good practices into Structural Funds mainstream programmes.
Cofinancing Rate: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom (ERDF 75%); Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia (ERDF 85%); Norway (50% National Funds)
Priorities with potential links to projects furthering interpretation:
PRIORITY 1 – INNOVATION & THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY (including: (Entrepreneurship and SMEs; Employment, Human Resources and Education)
PRIORITY 2 – ENVIRONMENT & RISK PREVENTION (including: (Biodiversity and Natural Heritage; Cultural Heritage and Landscape)
Further information at the programme’s website
(Thank you Dorothea Papathanasiou for providing the information.)