Get an insight into the policy changes and results our projects from 2014-2020 and their interregional cooperation bring all across Europe.
Stories of policy change
Our 258 projects work hard to bring policy changes to their regions. We've taken the time to describe a few. Go deeper into each story to find out what they achieved and how they did it.
Wine routes and sustainable tourism: 3 key learningsThe Tourist Board in the Dutch South-Limburg region joined BRANDTour to find out how to diversify their tourist-related activities through wine routes.
Waste prevention: 3 key learnings from the Styrian re-use mapIn Austria, 23,700 tonnes of waste can be avoided annually through re-use and repair. Let's discover the story of the Styrian re-use map and lessons learnt!
30 stories from 30 countries
Read about our latest achievements and discover 30 stories about policy changes from 30 projects in 30 countries.
Work together for better solutions
Delve deeper into four projects' stories. What did they achieve? How did they do it? Where did their inspiration come from?
Regional policies made more efficient
Our projects have been very active. By early March 2022, they:
- Held over 13,000 policy learning events;
- Identified more than 4,750 good practices;
- Increased the professional capacity of over 16,600 people engaged with them thanks to their activities;
- And developed 1,118 action plans for their regions.
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Policy learning activities bring results
So far, our projects have influenced over 800 policy instruments, including 454 Structural Funds operational programmes.
We estimate that the financial impact of this influence is 1,428 MEUR in total (1,223 MEUR from Structural Funds). That’s much more than our own budget (359 MEUR). This funding has been allocated in the regions to finance activities inspired by the projects' exchange of experience.
These results also show that Interreg Europe directly contributes to a more efficient implementation of the Cohesion Policy. Why? Because investment in solutions tried and tested in other corners of Europe saves time of regional policymakers. It makes the use of the financial resources available in their regions more efficient.
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All regions can benefit
Close to 90% of NUTS 2 regions from all eligible countries are involved in our cooperation projects. Download the following maps to see how many partners come from your region and our full list of projects.
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