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Interreg Europe brings people together to find innovative and sustainable solutions.

Research and innovation can boost growth in many sectors. Interreg Europe helped the textile industry in the UK become more sustainable.

Research and innovation can boost growth in many sectors. Interreg Europe helped the textile industr...

SMEs play a vital role in promoting environmental and social change. Social enterprises in particular make sure that all people participate.

SMEs play a vital role in promoting environmental and social change. Social enterprises in particula...

Cultural heritage makes people's lives richer. Historical towns can preserve their beauty with smart waste management.

Cultural heritage makes people's lives richer. Historical towns can preserve their beauty with smart...

Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is at its peak. Sustainable transport can cut greenhouse gases and still bring tourists to their destination.

Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is at its peak. Sustainable transport can cut greenhouse gases and ...

Fashion goes eco-friendly

In the UK the textile industry found new ideas and solutions among the RESET partners. Now they can reduce the effects of textile production on the environment.

We need to make sure that we know how to minimise the impact on the environment.
Bill Macbeth
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Good Practice

Textile Recycling Valley

The Textile Recycling Valley is an initiative in Hauts-de-France which brings different disciplines together to look at innovative ways of reusing textile waste. It also seeks to stimulate the market in recycled textiles. The core partners are local authorities, eco-friendly companies and research facilities.

Textile waste is a problem common to all European countries. The Hauts-de-France initiative demonstrates the value of an interdisciplinary approach to the challenge of circular economy and the benefit of open-minded collaboration in finding economic opportunities for reused textiles.

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Centre for nanotechnology

CeNTI is a research and development institute located in Norte region, Portugal. It brings together a multi-disciplinary group of people to share and transfer knowledge in the field of nanotechnology. Equipped with cutting-edge technology, it develops and tests solutions for industries such as textiles, paper, glass, ceramics and wood.

The centre demonstrates the value of having a collaborative approach and a strong financial stability when innovating. By involving a variety of regional stakeholders, they have widened participation in European funding and created a regional ecosystem of applied research and innovation in the interdisciplinary nanotechnology field.

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Technopols in Lower Austria

A technopol is an area located close to educational and research facilities where the economic activity is focused on technology and innovation. Key factors are necessary to ensure their success: the existence of research and development activities in the area, higher education facilities, companies in need of innovative technologies and land for new settlement and the construction of special infrastructure.

The technopol in Lower Austria demonstrates how a good methodology can help strengthen the economic potential of special areas and encourage cooperation amongst partners.

No one is left behind

In Sweden social enterprises bring hope to people who have fallen out of society. They build their self-esteem through employment.

It’s not a question of gaining profit … it’s a question of dealing with social issues.
Anders Bro
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Parents’ House civil franchise

Parents’ House is more than a simple childcare as it guides parents and their children throughout the first important years of their personality development.

At Parents’ Houses, pedagogues of special psychological and sociological education help with their expertise. They are able to recognize and handle upcoming problems and issues in parenting and family relationships. Not only the professional specialists but also the community of parents are there to help other parents by providing solutions for problems.

Greener trips for tourists

In Bulgaria policymakers found inspiring sustainable solutions for transport between the urban centre and their tourist attractions.

For the first time we made people, the decision makers, ... think about how to travel in a sustainable way.
Lucia Ilieva
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Zoo Bus Line

The popular local attraction in Miskolc, Hungary, the zoo, is in nearby Bükk mountains outside the city. It is out of the range of existing local transportation network. In 2013, Miskolc launched the ZOO bus line in order to make the access to the attraction simple and economical for the citizens and tourists.

Based on the positive feedback after the launch, MVK Plc., the local public transportation company, has been operating the ZOO bus line on a seasonal basis from spring to autumn. Passengers must notify the dispatcher about their intention to travel on a phone at least 30 minutes before the departure of the bus. The passengers can use the service with the same tickets or season tickets as on any other line in the city.

Historical cities shine

In Spain heritage cities share new ideas in waste management. They engage all citizens through education and raising their awareness.

We like to share what we have and learn from others.
Javier Quijada
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Good Practice

Painted waste containers

School children paint waste containers in their neighborhood in order to prevent vandalism and raise awareness about waste management in Cordoba.

As a result, the students, their families and the whole neighborhood feel that the waste containers are their own. They are proud of the creative work done by their children and respect the decorated bins. It helps in preventing any damage done to the containers which are needed for waste disposal in the neighborhood.

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What we do

Interreg Europe helps regional and local governments across Europe to develop and deliver better policy.

With our projects and the Policy Learning Platform, we create an environment and opportunities for sharing solutions and best practices in four topics and across 30 countries.

Regional and local public authorities exchange their experience and inspire each other with new ideas in 258 interregional cooperation projects. They have already developed over 380 regional action plans and improved 195 public policies and strategies. 332 million euros are already set aside for the new ideas, which will make lives in those communities better.

Through the Platform, we offer policy learning services for those outside the projects.

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Policies improved

Find out how many regional policy instruments our projects improved in the countries we work with.

Funds influenced

See the amount of Structural Funds and other EU funds our projects have influenced in each country.

Country connections

Our projects work with regions from all across Europe. Explore our vast network of interregional cooperation and see how many links you find.