2 January 2019
INTERREG North-West Europe Programme Opens Ninth Call for Proposals
The 9th Call for Proposals under the NWE Programme is now open to applications.
The Interreg North-West Europe Programme (NWE) is a European territorial cooperation programme. Its aim is to make the North-West Europe area a key economic player and an attractive place to live and work, with high levels of innovation, sustainability and cohesion.
The Programme has now opened its Ninth Call for Proposals. This Call is only open to Priority 1 (innovation) and Priority 3 (resource and materials efficiency) of the NWE Programme.
In particular, and without excluding any other relevant topics, the following types of projects are welcomed under this Call:
- Social innovation, including projects adressing the migration related challenge, focusing on the integration of recognised refugees on the mid and long-term, in particular in the domain of entrepreneurship, employment and access to the labour market.
- Innovative products, processes and technologies contributing to CO2 reduction and the green economy, including green transport, in line with the big societal challenges addressed by the Paris Agreement.
- Projects focusing on circular economy.
The Programme is also particularly interested in:
- Projects which will make a strong contribution to reducing territorial disparities, reaching out to peripheral and weaker regions, and which aim at ‘closing a gap’ between leaders and followers within a relevant field. This implicates projects with strong territorial justification (why a particular region was selected, why cooperation is essential).
- Projects with a strong representation of public authorities, SMEs / private companies, and NGOs within their partnerships. The NWE programme will not fund projects which are too research oriented.
- Projects which have a substantial demonstration and roll out phase.
- Projects which can have complementarities or synergies with previously approved projects, in terms of scope or approach taken.
- Projects which focus on a niche within a theme, where the approach chosen and the need for the transnational project is clearly identified and justified.
The following eight countries participate in the Programme: Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Switzerland.
All projects need to be match-funded. The maximum ERDF grant rate for partners is 60% of the total project budget. The partnership will need to provide the remaining 40%.
The deadline for submission of project proposals is 14 June 2019 (noon CET).
Approved projects will be asked to submit a Full Application by 7 February 2020.