What is Interreg NWE?

The Interreg North-West Europe Programme fosters transnational cooperation to make the area more resilient, and to contribute to a better quality of life and well-being of all citizens

Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) is a European Territorial Cooperation programme aiming to support a balanced development across the area, making all regions more resilient, and contributing to a better quality of life and well-being of all NWE citizens.

Since the industrial revolution, the NWE area has been at the vanguard of industrialisation and economic development in Europe. However, this century of growth came at a cost:

  • On the environment
  • On people
  • On territorial inequalities

To address these challenges, our Programme supports NWE territories in leading a sustainable and balanced development and in reducing disparities. Using its transnational cooperation expertise, the 2021-2027 Programme wants to jointly:

promote a green, smart and just transition for all NWE territories with the aim to support a balanced development and make all regions more resilient”

To reach this objective, the Interreg NWE Programme will support transnational cooperation involving public and private stakeholders, university and research, and civil society organisations from the different regions involved in the NWE Programme area.

In the 2021-2027 period, a total budget of over 310 million EUR is allocated to Interreg North-West Europe.

Interreg North-West Europe supports cooperation across borders in a large European area: North-West Europe. For that, we fund projects involving partners from at least 3 different countries with a joint approach to tackle common issues. The aim is to reduce the disparities among regions and cities across the whole area.

For further information, please see our reference documents and download the Interreg NWE leaflet:

Access our reference documents  Download our leaflet