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:
- Better Interreg governance (institutional capacities for macro-regional and sea-basin strategies)
- 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.