The INTERREG VA Programme for 2014-2020 is one of 60 programmes across the European Union designed to promote greater levels of cross-border co-operation.
The INTERREG VA Programme for 2014-2020 is one of 60 programmes across the European Union designed to promote greater levels of cross-border co-operation. Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland share a number of common features with other border areas across Europe where developmental problems are exacerbated by the existence of borders.
Borders can distort infrastructure and communication networks resulting in reduced economic development and different policy approaches which hinder joined-up service delivery. The INTERREG VA Programme has been designed to address many of these issues in order to promote greater economic, social and territorial cohesion across the region. The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) contribution to the Programme is €240m.
East Border Region have formed strategic Partnerships with a range of key stakeholders across the eligible area and are currently involved in the implementation of 9 INTERREG VA Projects to the value of €104.37million.
Please click on links below for more information on each of these Projects.
The FASTER Project
Carlingford Lough Greenway
Ulster Canal Greenway
CANN (Collaborative Action for the Natura Network) Project
Shared Waters Enhancement and Loughs Legacy (SWELL)
Source to Tap
ECME - The Eastern Corridor Medical Engineering Centre
CPM - Centre For Personalised Medicine