(21 August 2015) – The European Commission adopted the 2014-2020 Danube Transnational Cooperation Programme, with over €202 million coming from the European Regional Development Fund and €19.8 million from the Instrument for Pre-Accession.
This INTERREG programme focuses on boosting innovation and entrepreneurship, preserving natural and cultural assets, improving the connectivity and supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy in the Danube region.
It will support transnational cooperation projects in line with the priorities of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region. Its geographical focus is identical to the area covered by the Strategy, involving regions of nine EU countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia) and three non-EU countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro).
The first call for proposals will be launched in the autumn of 2015. The kick-off event will take place on 23 and 24 September in Budapest.