INTERREG programme

Program Description
The Interreg program, framed within the European Cohesion Policy and funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), has as its main objectives European interregional cohesion and the reduction of economic disparities. The political priorities covered include improving competitiveness, decarbonizing the economy, connectivity, and bringing public administration closer to citizens.

The program is structured through different cooperation axes, which are differentiated by the regional scope of their projects:

Cross-border cooperation – Interreg A

This axis promotes cooperation between regions and border territories of different countries to improve cohesion and coexistence and promote development and economic integration.

UPC, as a Catalan entity, can participate in projects in the Interreg POCTEFA region, formed by Andorra, northern Spain, and southern France.

Transnational cooperation – Interreg B

Transnational cooperation brings together different regions to create large areas that can mobilize resources to tackle common challenges related to innovation, the environment, accessibility, telecommunications, or urban development, among others.

UPC, as a Catalan entity, can participate in projects in the Interreg Sudoe area and the Interreg Euro-Med area.

Interregional cooperation – Interreg C

Acting on a pan-European scale, this type of cooperation aims to create networks to promote good practices and exchange experiences on regional development.

Here we find Interreg Europe, dedicated to capacity building for public authorities, the Interact platform, which enables the capitalization of results and network creation, the ESPON platform, which bridges research and public policy design, and URBACT, which supports cities in implementing policies with local stakeholders.

UPC Contact

Malcom Burns malcom.burns@upc.edu