INTERREG VB and VC Overview

Funding under the European Territorial Co-operation (ETC) INTERREG V Programme is divided into three different strands. Transnational (INTERREG VB), Interregional Co-operation (INTERREG VC) and Cross-Border (INTERREG VA) and the SEUPB is the Regional Contact Point.

What are the Transnational and Interregional Co-operation Programmes?

Funding under the European Territorial Co-operation (ETC) INTERREG V Programme is divided into three different strands: 

  • Transnational (INTERREG VB) - Programmes aim to promote a higher degree of territorial integration, with a view to achieving sustainable, harmonious and balanced development across the EU and better territorial integration across the EU and non-EU Member States. 
  • Interregional Co-operation (INTERREG VC) - Programmes aim to improve the implementation of regional development policies and Programmes, in particular the Programmes for Investment for Growth and Jobs and other European Territorial Co-operation (ETC) Programmes.
  • Cross-Border (INTERREG VA) - Programmes aim to bring adjacent cross-border regions closer together through the development of joint projects. More information can be found here on the INTERREG VA Programme and projects.

Transnational programmes such as the Atlantic Area, Northern Periphery & Arctic and North West Europe Programmes bring together regions from different EU and neighbouring countries with a similar geography, culture and challenges. The aim of the Programmes is to raise each region’s capacity to develop solutions, through transnational cooperation and ultimately to reduce regional disparities.

What is the role of the SEUPB for these programmes?

The SEUPB is the Regional Contact Point for the Northern Periphery and Artic Programme and an Information and Support Point for the Atlantic Area, Northwest Europe and INTERREG Europe Programmes.

The SEUPB can provide guidance and support for Northern Ireland applicants developing and implementing Transnational and Interregional projects. 

The SEUPB also carries out First Level Control for Northern Ireland partners for all four Programmes and promotes North-South cooperation and collaboration. 

The Northern Ireland Experience in the Transnational Programmes booklet provides an overview of the transnational programmes that we manage and includes a number of case studies. 

To discuss the Programmes and/or any project idea that you may have in more detail, please contact: 

Lisa McCullagh, Programme Manager, Transnational and Interregional Programme (2014-2020)

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