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Streetscape in a small town close to the sea (Copyright: Almada City Council)


Discover how interregional cooperation is helping to make a Europe closer to citizens.

Creating a Europe closer to citizens means fostering the sustainable and integrated territorial development of urban, rural and coastal areas through local initiatives.

Our programme helps local, regional and national governments across Europe to develop and deliver better regional development policies in this field.

We create opportunities for sharing solutions to regional development issues, for exchanging good practices and for policy learning via our two pillars: our interregional cooperation projects and our Policy Learning Platform.

Scroll below to capitalise on the knowledge they've gained, take part in upcoming capacity building opportunities or apply for your own project proposal.

CITIZENS sub-topics

Discover the CITIZENS sub-topics we address and click on the link to find all related resources on our website.

Projects and project ideas

Get inspired by our approved projects or explore one of these CITIZENS project ideas. Then, discover how you can get involved in interregional cooperation by preparing your own project proposal.

Policy solutions

Explore all the policy solutions our projects and policy experts have identified on the topic of CITIZENS. Read through our policy briefs and good practices. Watch our webinar recordings. Download the conclusions for past workshops and peer reviews.

Get policy advice

Are you looking for help on a regional policy-making challenge or simply have a question? Make use of our Platform services. 

News and events

Explore the latest news and upcoming events on CITIZENS topics.