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INTERREG IV - Cross-border programmes



INTERREG IV - Cross-border programmes

Background & policy context: 

European Territorial Cooperation (ETC), better known as Interreg,  is one of the two goals of cohesion policy and 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.

Strategic Objectives: 

The programme is delivered through two priorities.

Priority 1: Co-operation for a more prosperous cross-border region:
It will do this by helping to diversify and develop the economy

  • By encouraging innovation and competitiveness in enterprise and business development and
  • By promoting tourism;

Priority 2: Co-operation for a sustainable cross-border region:
It will do this by supporting activities that

  • Promote cross-border co-operation in policy development and
  • Improve access to services to promote the quality of life for those living in the eligible area.

INTERREG co-operation includes:

Cross Border (INTERREG IVA) programmes aim to bring adjacent cross-border regions closer together through the development of joint projects. Under these programmes, projects can be financed in a wide variety of themes e.g. culture, tourism, economic development and transport.

Transnational programmes (INTERREG IVB) aim to promote a higher degree of territorial integration, with a view to achieving sustainable, harmonious and balanced development across the EU and better territorial integration with candidate and other neighbouring countries. Key areas of focus include: Innovation, Environment, Accessibility and Sustainable Urban Environment. There are 13 programme zones, three of which are relevant to Northern Ireland.

Interregional Co-operation (INTERREG IVC) focuses on the identification, analysis and dissemination of good practices by public authorities in order to improve the effectiveness of regional and local policies. Co-operation projects are eligible across all 27 EU states, plus Norway and Switzerland.

Programme organisation: 

The Interreg IVA programme covers 52 sub-programmes, which use up to 74% of all the resources allocated to Interreg IV:

  • 2 SEAS (FR-UK-BE-NL)
  • Alpenrhein-Bodensee-Hochrhein (DE-AT-CH-LI)
  • Amazonia (FR-BR-SU)
  • Austria - Czech Republic (AT-CZ)
  • Austria - Hungary (AT - HU)
  • Bavaria - Austria (DE-AT)
  • Bavaria - Czech Republic (DE-CZ)
  • Border Region Flanders - Netherlands (BE-NL)
  • Botnia Atlantica (SE-FI-NO)
  • Central Baltic (FI-SE-EE-LA)
  • Czech Republic - Poland (CZ-PL)
  • Estonia - Latvia (EE-LV)
  • EUREGIO Meuse-Rhine (NL-BE-DE)
  • Fehmarnbelt Region Sjælland-Ostholstein-Lübeck-Plön (DK-DE)
  • France (Channel) - England (FR-UK)
  • France - Switzerland (FR-CH)
  • France - Wallonia - Flanders (BE-FR)
  • Greater Region (BE-DE-FR-LU)
  • Greece - Bulgaria (EL-BG)
  • Greece - Cyprus (EL-CY)
  • Greece - Italy (EL-IT)
  • Hungary - Croatia (HU-HR)
  • Hungary - Romania (HU-RO)
  • Hungary - Slovak Republic (HU-SK)
  • Ireland - Wales (UK-IE)
  • Italy - Austria (IT-AT)
  • Italy - France ALCOTRA (IT-FR)
  • Italy - France Maritime (IT-FR)
  • Italy - Malta (IT-MT)
  • Italy - Slovenia (IT-SI)
  • Italy - Switzerland (IT-CH)
  • Latvia-Lithuania (LV-LT)
  • Lithuania - Poland (LT-PL)
  • Lubuskie - Brandenburg (PL-DE)
  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern / Brandenburg - Zachodniopomorskie (DE-PL)
  • Netherlands - Germany (NL-DE)
  • Nord (SE-FI-NO)
  • Northern Ireland - Border Region of Ireland - Western Scotland (IE-UK)
  • Öresund - Kattegat - Skagerrak (SE-DK-NO)
  • Poland - Slovak Republic (PL-SK)
  • Romania - Bulgaria (RO-BG)
  • Saxony - Czech Republic (DE-CZ)
  • Saxony - Poland (DE-PL)
  • Slovak Republic - Austria (SK-AT)
  • Slovak Republic - Czech Republic (SK-CZ)
  • Slovenia - Austria (SI-AT)
  • Slovenia - Croatia (SI-HR)
  • Slovenia - Hungary (SI - HU)
  • South Baltic (PL-SE-DK-LT-DE)
  • Spain - External Borders (ES)
  • Spain - France - Andorra (ES-FR-AD)
  • Spain - Portugal (ES-PT)
  • Sweden - Norway (SE-NO)
  • Syddanmark-Schleswig-K.E.R.N.
  • Upper Rhine (FR-DE-CH)
Type of funding:
Total Budget: 
EUR 6 billion
Number of projects:
Projects covered: 


Project Profiles:
  1. Access by Cycling - Integrating cycling into multimodal transport system and mobility culture
  2. Accessibility and Development for the Re-Launch of the Adriatic Internal
  3. Accessibility Control on Sea Lines
  5. Amélioration de la mobilité entre Valtournenche et Zermatt
  6. Baltic Youth influencing Transport Policies
  7. Bike Friendly Cities
  8. Callatis Nautical Club
  9. Centro di mobilita transfrontaliero
  10. City-Port Eco Logistic
  11. Clean Access in Calarasi-Silistra Cross-Border Area
  12. Clean Urban Transport Systems
  13. Collegamento ferroviario diretto Engadin/Engiadina - Vinschgau/Val Venosta
  14. Common development of bicycle routes in Arad and Gyula
  15. Concepts of roadside infrastructure and rest areas
  16. Connect to Compete
  17. Corridor of Innovation and Cooperation (COINCO) North
  18. Creating conditions for achieving environmentally friendly transportation alternative navigable Somes River.
  19. Cross-border cycling routes and greenways
  20. Cross-border introduction of sustainable ultra-light vehicles in Slovenia and Austria
  21. Cross-Border Railway Project between Gyomaendrőd (HU) and Oradea (RO)
  22. Cross-border roads for future cooperation between Puńsk, Suwałki, Krasnopol communities and Lazdijai district municipality
  23. Cross-border transport CONNECTIONs and communications - the basis for improving quality of life in border areas
  24. Cycling mobility between Italy and Slovenia
  25. Dai monti ai laghi insieme senza auto
  26. Developing Road Infrastructure for a Valuable Economy - Turnu Magurele - Nikopole cross-border road
  27. Development of Technical studies and plans for building a cross-border road Peneszlek-Curtuiseni-Valea lui Mihai
  28. Development of Technical studies and plans for building a cross-border road Sălard–Tămăşeu–Kismarja
  29. Development of technical studies and plans for connecting Abramut to Kokad via Sacueni
  30. Development of technical studies and plans for improving the roads infrastructure in order to enabling the access to the crossborder road network
  31. Development of Transport and Port Communication Systems
  32. Development of transport infrastructure in the cross border area Roseti, Calarasi County - Silistra Municipality
  34. Driving Change
  36. Elaboration of a cadaster plan of Teleorman county’s roads and a Common strategy for development of the infrastructure in Teleorman county and Belene municipality
  37. Elaboration of the feasibility studies for modernisation of the road network, road express link, olt county limit, cross border check point at turnu magurele-nicopole, first section, segarcea vale-liţa-turnu măgurele (intersection with dn 52) and road pvn
  38. Elaboration of the Feasibility Studies for Modernisation of the Road Network, Road Express Link, Olt County Limit, Cross Border Check Point At Turnu Magurele-Nicopole, Second Section, Uda Clocociov – Saelele - Lunca, and Road Pvn1003 - Iii-5202 Dekov-Bele
  39. Eliminating the infrastructure barriers in Estonia - Latvia border areas
  40. Enabling the communities' access to the crossborder road network
  41. European roads to facilitate access between communities from Dumbravita and Balástya
  42. Framework cooperativo per l’infomobilità intermodale interregionale delle persone
  44. Greece – Italy Facilities for Transport 2.0
  45. Green STRING Transport Corridor
  46. Gyula-Arad common traffic network development
  47. Helsinki-Tallinn Transport and Planning Scenarios
  48. Il Trenino DomoAlpi: chiave per un'offerta di turismo sostenibile tra il Vallese e l'Ossola
  49. Improvement of accessibility and attractiveness of mountains cross-borders areas
  50. Improvement of Road Infrastructure on the Borders between Vilkaviskis and Suwalki Self-governments
  51. Improvement of the Accessibility of the Euroregion Ruse – Giurgiu with Pan-European transport corridor 9
  52. Improvement of the cross border mobility in Svishtov - Zimich area through development and reconstruction of main segments of the transport infrastructure
  53. Improvement of Traffic Conditions on Ape - Moniste Connection Road Between Riga - Pskov and Voru - Valga - Valmiera Transport Corridors
  54. Improving sustainable accessibility and mobility in cross-border program area
  55. Improving the availability of border in the vicinity of Veľká Javorina II
  56. Improving the road accessibility to Bechet – Oriahovo cross-border point – Rehabilitation of the county road DJ 561 B section I, Dolj County, Romania and Tsanko Tserkovski st., Mizia Munucipality, Vratsa District, Bulgaria
  57. Improving the transport infrastructure conectivity between Teleorman county and Pleven district by rehabilitating the roads in Saelele commune and Guliantsy municipality
  58. Improving transport infrastructure in Calarasi Silistra cross-border area by rehabilitating the roads in Independenta commune and Silstra Municipality
  59. Improving transportation infrastructure borderland Horné Srnie / Brumov-Bylnice
  60. Innovative investments for improved public passenger transport in SBA - an upgrade of the INTERFACE project
  61. Integrated Accessibility & Routing Guidance Platform for Safe Multimodal Transport in Sustainable Smart Ports & Regions
  63. Intermodal cross-border passenger transport solutions supporting regional integration of interface regions in SBA
  64. Intrecci sull'acqua. Sviluppo del trasporto via acqua e delle connessioni intermodali sul tratto Lago Maggiore-Ticino dell'idrovia Locarno-Milano-Venezia
  65. Introducing electric mobility as intermodal transport mean in small & medium sized cities of the South Baltic area
  66. IONian Integrated marine Observatory
  67. Joint planning of the road construction between Pecica–Battonya
  68. Landscape and cross-border bicycle tracks
  69. Linking Gotland-Ventspils-Saaremaa for sustainable development
  71. Lipova and Csanadpalota – Elaboration of technical documentation for road infrastructure rehabilitation
  72. Logisztikai portál kis- és középvállalkozóknak / Logistický portál pre malých a stredných podnikateľov
  73. Malcantone, Valmarchirolo, Valganna e Valceresio: Mobilita sostenibile e sviluppo socioeconomico dell'area transfrontaliera di Ponte Tresa Acronimo
  74. Mara Nord
  75. Matériaux pour l'efficacité énergétique dans les transports
  76. Miglioramento della rete di mobilita' sostenibile nel
  77. Mobile together
  78. MOBILITA' SOSTENIBILE E TRASPORTO LACUSTRE. Studio per la realizzazione di un servizio di navigazione veloce Porlezza-Lugano
  79. Mobility for Economy, Mobility for Environment
  80. Nel cuore dei Cammini d’Europa, il sentiero che unisce
  81. Next Move
  82. Nordic Virtual Maritime industrial cluster - NOVI-Maritime
  83. Nordiske cykelbyer
  84. North Calotte transports
  85. On Two Wheels From Turulung to Magosliget
  86. On two wheels in Szatmar
  87. Oresund as a bicycle region
  88. Oresund EcoMobility
  89. Oresund Metro
  90. Oversize Baltic
  91. pAssengeRs and loGistics information Exchange System
  92. Pentathlon –Ports of Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, Turku and Naantali – together
  93. Percorso ciclabile transfrontaliero Val Müstair - Stazione di Malles - Progetto parte 1
  95. Piattaforme logistiche integrate per lo sviluppo delle relazioni commerciali import - export nello spazio transfrontaliero
  96. Planning a tourist bicycle road network in the Körösök Valley
  97. Planning the emergence of a cross-border transport system at the level of Oradea and Debrecen urban poles
  98. Plans of the road construction Tinca-Zsadany
  99. Pregătirea construcţiei drumului de legătură Csanádpalota-Nadlac
  100. Preparation of design documentations to improve traffic conditions between Csengerújfalu and Doba settlements
  101. Preparation of Geszt-Csefa approach road
  102. Preparation of strategic investments for developing an integrated road transport infrastructure system at the level of the two urban poles Oradea-Debrecen
  103. Preparation of the cross-border connecting road between Geszt–Marciháza (Martihaz)
  104. Preparation of the cross-border connecting road between Sárkád–Ant (Avram Iancu)
  106. Prevention for safely on road traffic in trans border area
  107. Project – Development of the cooperation network local governments Puńsk, Alytus, Krasnopol, Suwałki and Sejneński powiat
  108. Project – Elaboration of the feasibility studies for modernisation of the road network, road express link, Olt county limit, cross border check point at Turnu Magurele-Nicopole, third section Beciu - Plopii Slăviteşti – Slobozia Mîndra, and Road Pvn1005 -
  110. Promotion of multimodal connectivity and enhancement of landside & seaside accessibility
  111. Public road development without borders between Békés and Arad Counties, in two directions, so as to enhance the common economic competitiveness
  112. Redevelopment of Portadown Railway Station
  113. Refuse transport in the North Calotte area
  114. Regional integrated agro/logistic system
  115. Rehabilitating and modernisation the access infrastructure to the cross border area Giurgiu-ruse
  116. Rehabilitating the access infrastructure for the development of the cross-border cooperation within the Giurgiu – Ruse area
  117. Rehabilitation of the infrastructure of county road 504
  118. Removing barriers of the cross-border transit between Lazuri and Zajta
  119. Road infrastructure development at the level of Osorhei and Berettyoujfalu local authorities
  120. Road network construction and development between Újléta and Ciuhoi
  121. Road to the Danube - Road infrastructure development in the cross-border area Bechet – Oryahovo, premise for a higher level of mobility between Romania and Bulgaria
  122. Road traffic relief and improvement of the population mobility on the cross border link corridor Oradea-Biharkeresztes
  123. Roads across the border Csenger–Óvári and Csenger–Csengerbagos
  124. Roads rehabilitation / Modernization in Negru Voda and General Toshevo
  125. Roads' management in the Giurgiu - Russe cross border region - a successful strategy
  126. Scandinavian Ocean Radar Observing System
  127. Sicheres Grenzgebiet
  128. Small Ferries Strategic Plan
  129. Social taxi, promoting cross-border mobility activities between Daugavpils, Zarasai and Visaginas
  130. South Baltic Global Access
  131. Spatial planing - development of ecological transport infrastructure
  132. STRatEgia IntEgrata per un Trasporto sostenibile_Italia-Malta
  133. Sustainability, Mobility, Accessibility in Cross Border Region Constanta – Dobrich – Transport Infrastructure
  134. Sustainable Management of Urban Networks
  135. Sustainable Urban Mobility Management Information Technologies
  136. Sviluppo della accessibilità delle aree disagiate dalla condizione insulare e periferica
  137. Sviluppo turistico e promozione del turismo culturale transfrontaliero (nazionele, internazionale, ed intercontinentale) con sistemi di traffico ecologico sul percorso di 6 siti ereditá dell'umanitá UNESCO
  138. The accesibility improvement in the Olt-Pleven border area through the rehabilitation of DJ543 Corabia-Izbiceni, Olt County and of the road III-3402 Pleven
  139. The Scandinavian 8 Million City
  140. Transborder integrated platform
  141. Travel center Haparanda-Tornio
  142. Umsteigeterminal Nové Údolí
  143. Viaggi, turismo, natura, tra Ossola e Ticino
  144. Volcanic Ash Monitoring and FOrecaSting between Sicilia and Malta arEa and sharinG of the resUlts foR aviatiOn safety
  145. Wander by bicycle
  146. ”Waterway Infrastucture Development and Equipment (W.I.D.E.) – Platform for the transport network in Turnu Magurele – Nikopol Cross-border Area”
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