Second tranche of cooperation projects selected

Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE will fund 50 new cooperation projects following the second call for proposals. Around 90 million Euro from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) will be transferred to transnational project partnerships over coming years.

The Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Member States have selected 50 project proposals for funding in a programme monitoring committee meeting in Prague on 16 March 2017. In total, 210 applications were submitted to the second call, all addressing regional challenges and needs in the fields of  innovation, low-carbon economy, environment, culture and transport.

Together with 35 projects already funded following the first call, the programme will soon fund a total of 85 projects with around 160 million Euro from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

These figures show that the programme is fully on track for achieving important thematic performance milestones.

List of selected projects

The following list indicates acronyms and full titles of the project proposals which were selected for funding in the second call. A more detailed list of operations including short summaries will follow soon. Please note that while every care has been taken in compiling and publishing this list, errors or omissions may have happened. Lead applicants who submitted proposals to the second call will be officially informed about the selection results in a letter from the Joint Secretariat by Wednesday, 22 March 2017.

Priority 1: Cooperating on innovation to make CENTRAL EUROPE more competitive

AMiCE Alliance for Advanced Manufacturing in Central Europe
Developing and strengthening cross-sectoral linkages among actors in sustainable biocomposite packaging innovation systems in a Central European circular economy
digitalLIFE4CE digitalLIFE4CE Fostering innovation in integrated healthcare systems solution
ENTeR Expert Network on Textile Recycling
ENTER-transfer Advancement of the economic and social innovation through the creation of the environment enabling business succession.
InnoPeer AVM PEER-to-peer network of INNOvation agencies and business schools developing a novel transnational qualification programme on AdVanced Manufacturing for the needs of Central European SME
INTENT UsIng guidelines and beNchmarking to Trigger social entrepreneurship solutions towards better patient-centred cancer care in cENTral Europe
KETGATE Central European SME Gateway to Key-enabling Technology
ROSIE Responsible and Innovative SMEs in Central Europe
SENTINEL Advancing and strengthening Social Enterprises to maximize their impact in the economic and social sector of Central European countries
SMART_watch Regional branch observatories of intelligent markets in Central Europe monitoring technology trends and market developments in the area of smart specializations
Social(i)Makers Growing a Transnational Smart Community of Social Innovators for the Inclusive Development of Central Europe
SYNERGY SYnergic Networking for innovativeness Enhancement of central european actoRs focused on hiGh-tech industrY
INNO-WISEs Technologies, Competences and Social Innovation for Work Integration Social Enterprises
THINGS+ Introducing service innovation into product-based manufacturing companies

Priority 2: Cooperating on low-carbon strategies in CENTRAL EUROPE

BOOSTEE-CE Boosting energy efficiency in Central European cities through smart energy management
eCentral Energy Efficient Public Buildings in Central Europe
Financing Environment and Energy Efficiency development in Schools
FIRECE Innovative Financial Instruments for industry low carbon energy transition in Central Europe
LAiRA Landside Airports Accessibility
LOW-CARB Capacity building for integrated low-carbon mobility planning in functional urban areas
REEF 2W Increased renewable energy and energy efficiency by integrating, combining and empowering urban wastewater and organic waste management systems
RURES Promote the Sustainable Use of Renewable Resources and Energy Efficiency in Rural Regions

Priority 3: Cooperating on natural and cultural resources for sustainable growth in CENTRAL EUROPE

3Lynx Population based (transnational) monitoring, management and stakeholder involvement for the Eurasian Lynx affecting 3 Lynx Populations in the Central Europe Area
AIR TRITIA Uniform Approach to the Air Pollution Management System for Functional Urban Areas in Tritia Region
ARTISTIC Valorization of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Assets for local sustainable development in CE Regions
AWAIR EnvironmentAl integrated, multilevel knoWledge and approaches to counteract critical AIR pollution events, improving vulnerable citizens quality of life in Central Europe Functional Urban Areas
BhENEFIT Built Heritage, Energy and Environmental-Friendly Integrated Tools for the Sustainable Management of Historic Urban Areas
CEETO Central Europe Eco-Tourism: tools for nature protection
SlowFood-CE Culture, Heritage, IdEntity and Food
CIRCE Expansion of the CIRcular Economy concept in the Central Europe local productive districts
CULTURECOVERY Protection and RECOVERY of immaterial CULTUural heritage of Central Europe through Ecomuseums, as driver of local growth
FramWat Framework for improving water balance and nutrient mitigation by applying small water retention measures
HICAPS HIstorical CAstle ParkS
MaGICLandscapes - Managing Green Infrastructure in Central European Landscapes
NewPilgrimAge 21th century reinterpretation of the St. Martin related shared values and cultural heritage as a new driver for community-sourced hospitality
ProteCHt2save Risk assessment and sustainable protection of Cultural Heritage in changing environment
RAINMAN Integrated Heavy Rain Risk Management
REFREsh Rural rEvitalisation For cultuRal hEritage
RUINS Sustainable re-use, preservation and modern management of historical ruins in Central Europe - elaboration of integrated model and guidelines based on the synthesis of the best European experiences
SURFACE Smart Urban Reuse Flagship Alliances in Central Europe
Virtual Arch Visualize to Valorize – For a better utilisation of hidden archaeological heritage in Central Europe

Priority 4: Cooperating on transport to better connect CENTRAL EUROPE

CONNECT2CE Improved rail connections and smart mobility in Central Europe
Transnational cooperation and partnership for better public transport in peripheral and cross-border regions
SHAREPLACE Shared mobility and Regional transport integrated PLAnning for a better connected Central Europe
SubNodes Connecting the hinterland via sub-nodes to the TEN-T core network
TRANS-BORDERS TEN-T passenger transport connections to border regions
TalkNET Transport and Logistics Stakeholders Network
TRANS TRITIA Improving coordination and planning of freight transport on Tritia territory


Second call in numbers

New call under preparation

Following closure of the second call, the programme will now start preparing a third call for project proposals.

The new call will be launched at the upcoming annual conference taking place in Berlin on 21 September 2017. More details regarding the thematic focusing of the call will be discussed and decided by the Member States in their next monitoring committee meeting in June 2017. The closure date of the call will depend on the procedure, however, it will at least stay open until the end of the year.

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