Interreg: European Territorial Co-operation
European Territorial Cooperation (ETC), better known as Interreg, is one of the two goals of cohesion policy and provides a framework for the implementation of joint actions and policy exchanges between national, regional and local actors from different Member States. The overarching objective of European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) is to promote a harmonious economic, social and territorial development of the Union as a whole. Interreg is built around three strands of cooperation: cross-border (Interreg A), transnational (Interreg B) and interregional (Interreg C).
Five programming periods of Interreg have succeeded each other: INTERREG I (1990-1993) - INTERREG II (1994-1999) - INTERREG III (2000-2006) - INTERREG IV (2007-2013) - INTERREG V (2014-2020)
Interreg V-A - Greece-Cyprus
The cooperation programme Interreg V-A Greece-Cyprus aims to increase the competitiveness of the eligible area by supporting entrepreneurship and the use of information and communication technologies. The foreseen interventions will improve the capacity of SMEs to exploit opportunities outside the local market with emphasis on sectors that emerge from the RIS3 process. This will take place in a sustainable manner by mitigating or reversing the negative effects of climate change through promoting a low emission economy. The programme aims to integrate all issues relating to the environment, either in terms of protection against risks or in terms of promotion of the natural and cultural heritage.
The programme will focus on the following three priorities:
Some of the expected results
CY Cyprus / ΚΥΠΡΟΣ (KYPROS) (ΚΥΠΡΟΣ (Kypros))EL Greece / ΕΛΛΑΔΑ (ELLADA) (Λέσβος, Λήμνος (Lesvos, Limnos),, Ικαρία, Σάμος (Ikaria, Samos),, Χίος (Chios), Κάλυμνος, Κάρπαθος, Κως, Ρόδος (Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kos, Rodos),, Άνδρος, Θήρα, Κέα,