Interreg North-West Europe formally started the process aimed at designing a new programme (2021-2027) at the end of 2019. An Interreg NWE task force (NTF) made of delegations from each country involved in the future NWE Programme was launched and has, since then, worked on developing the Interreg Programme (IP) for North-West Europe to be submitted to the European Commission for feedback and approval.
At the last NTF meeting on 10 February 2022, Member state representatives agreed on a final draft Interreg Programme (10 Feb 2022 version), including five priorities and nine specific objectives for the future NWE Programme to focus on. This final draft will be officially submitted to the European Commission for approval in the coming days. The EC will then assess the document and is expected to formally approve the Interreg North-West Europe Programme (2021-2027) by Summer 2022.
The draft Interreg Programme is the outcome of discussions within the NTF and its dedicated working groups, which have based themselves on the Interreg Regulation for the 2021-2027 period and the SWOT analysis for the future programme carried out by a consortium of external consultants. It includes input from the NWE Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and the feedback submitted to the NWE Programme via its stakeholder consultation.
Please note that the information provided in this document may still change following feedback and further discussions that may take place with the concerned parties, namely the North-West Europe Task Force and the European Commission.