Application process and beyond

Check the steps you need to take to develop a project and get Interreg NWE funds.

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Project Idea

Start by identifying the need: The first condition for us to fund a project is that it will improve something on the territory and that people will benefit from it in the long run.

Overview

Start by identifying the need: The first condition for us to fund a project is that it will improve something on the territory and that people will benefit from it in the long run. Once the need is clear, identify the reasons why the proposed change matches Interreg NWE’s objectives, that is, why should Interreg NWE co-finance your project?

Get help: Our contact points in the eight participating countries can help you develop your project idea and understand the programme rules.

Contact points

Share your project idea on our website to find new partners or match-funding opportunities. It may also facilitate the communication with our contact points and officers when you contact them for advice.

Post your idea

Step 1

Submit a light application form online. The first step in the application process focuses on your project's concept.

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Submit a light application form online. Focus on your project's concept. You have to demonstrate why the North-West Europe area needs your project, what measurable and tangible change you want to achieve and why it matches the objectives of Interreg NWE. Stick to the essence. Operational details are for the next round.

How will the project be evaluated?

Monitoring Committee decision: approved or rejected

The Monitoring Committee consists of national and regional representatives of the countries involved in Interreg NWE. It is responsible for the strategy of the programme and the selection of projects on a consensus basis. See who is involved

Mature your project

If your project was approved in step 1, you will have to refine it with the help of our officers in order to go to step 2, the final round before getting funds.

Get help: Contact one of our officers at the Secretariat in Lille. They can help you develop a full step 2 application.

Find partners: At this stage you will need to complete your transnational partnership. Join our LinkedIn groups to find new partners (Innovation, Low carbon, Resource and materials efficiency)

Step 2

Submit a full application form. You have to demonstrate that you can achieve the change in an economic, efficient and effective manner.

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Submit a full application form. You have to demonstrate that you can achieve the change you plan in an economic, efficient and effective manner. A few weeks after submitting your application, you will receive an email saying if your project was approved or rejected.

Project activity begins

If approved, you will sign a subsidy contract for a maximum of 60% of your project's total budget.

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If approved, you will sign a subsidy contract for a maximum of 60% of your project’s total budget. Interreg NWE also reimburses your lead partner a lump sum of €30 000 for preparation costs. The Interreg NWE Secretariat continues supporting projects after approval. Make sure you attend the lead partner seminars and stay in touch with the officers at the Secretariat.

Closure

The societal impact of your project should continue well after its official end date.

Long Term Effects

Your project should bring long-lasting effects to the North-West Europe territory.

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Your project should bring long-lasting effects to the North-West Europe territory. We estimate you will need an average of 5-10 years to materialise and stabilise your project’s longer-term contributions.

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