Interreg VI B – Transnational Cooperation 2021-2027

The five political aims of the new EU funding period in the field of cohesion policy are:

  • a Smarter Europe, through innovation, digitisation, economic transformation and support to small and medium-sized businesses
  • a Greener, carbon-free Europe, implementing the Paris Agreement and investing in energy transition, renewables and the fight against climate change
  • a more Connected Europe, with strategic transport and digital networks
  • a more Social Europe, delivering on the European Pillar of Social Rights and supporting quality employment, education, skills, social inclusion and equal access to healthcare
  • a Europe closer to citizens, by supporting locally-led development strategies and sustainable urban development across the EU

This is in addition to two specific goals for the Interreg programmes:

  1. Better Interreg governance (institutional capacities for macro-regional and sea-basin strategies)
  2. More security in Europe (in particular via measures in the field of cross-border administration and mobility, as well as migration management and the protection of migrants).

The programmes should select three political goals from the five and spend at least 60% of financial resources on them. No less than 15% of the funding is used for the two specific aims of the Interreg programmes.