(19 August 2015) – The European Commission adopted the new interregional cooperation programme (“INTERACT”), a knowledge hub for exchanging information, best practices and joint initiatives among the cooperation programmes funded under the ERDF.
INTERACT concerns all EU Member States with the participation of Norway and Switzerland. It is worth around €40 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The programme will mainly finance projects and actions which aim to improve the management and control capacity of European Territorial Cooperation programmes, as well as their capacity in capturing and communicating the programme results.
INTERACT will also improve management capacity in implementing innovative cooperation approaches such as the European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation or the macro-regional strategies between partners coming from different countries and administrations in Europe.
These actions and projects (co-financed by ERDF up to 85%) will be carried out by the Interact Secretariat in Bratislava (SK) and four Information offices in Turku (FIN), Valencia (E), Vienna (A) and Viborg (DK).