Interact explores the increased territoriality of cooperation programmesApril 2022
If you are wondering how to integrate and strengthen the territorial dimension of your cooperation programmes or projects, Interact has just published a “Territorial Package” aimed at all cross-border players.
Under the motto "Bringing territoriality into Interreg", the technical assistance programme Interact is carrying out ever more in-depth work on strengthening the territorial dimension of Interreg cooperation, both at programme and project level.
This dynamic started already in 2020 with seminars on the concept of territoriality and functional areas – to which the MOT contributed – and in 2021 focused on the linkages between Interreg and the Territorial Agenda 2030*.
With the latest two events on 23 March** (conference officially sponsored by France’s EU presidency) and 5 April, Interact has moved through the stage of awareness-raising and conceptual discussion to the level of practical implementation, showing that the notion of territoriality in Interreg is not only a concept but something that is already tangible and at work in several European territories.
So, if you are wondering how to integrate and strengthen the territorial dimension of your cooperation programmes or projects, Interact has just published a “Territorial Package” aimed at all cross-border players.
It consists of a set of fiches drawn up by an informal focus group made up of representatives of Interreg programmes, as well as national and regional territorial players, covering the following aspects:
Fiche #1 – Why territoriality?
Fiche #2 – Territoriality – What is it all about?
Fiche #3 – A truly territorial project – Some examples
Fiche #4 – Interreg and the Territorial Agenda 2030
Fiche #5 – Functional areas as living labs for territoriality
Fiche #6 – Programme and project life cycle – Promoting territorial projects
Fiche #7 – Programme and project life cycle – Promoting territorial partnerships
Fiche #8 – Programme life cycle – Focus: Project selection
You can consult the eight fiches of the "Territorial Package" in the Interact programme’s online library: click here.
* The European Union’s Territorial Agenda 2030: https://territorialagenda.eu
** You can also find all of the presentations from the conference sponsored by France’s presidency "Functional areas as living labs for territoriality" on 23 March, including that of the MOT, here: https://www.interact-eu.net/library#3805-presentations-functional-areas-living-labs-territoriality