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European cooperation: your thoughts, please

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In your opinion, what should European cooperation look like in the future? We are inviting all our stakeholders to provide inputs for the next Interreg funding period. 

European cooperation is more important than ever. Interreg is a key EU Cohesion Policy funding instrument fostering cooperation across borders.  

In the European Commission, important discussions are taking place right now on the future of cooperation. To forge the next funding framework starting in 2028, the Commission wants to gauge how well the current framework is working and reconsider the set-up based on inputs from people and organisations across Europe.

Why this consultation?

The European Commission has asked all Interreg programmes to consult with their stakeholders by seeking their answers to a core set of questions.  

You can help inform the decisions about the future framework by contributing your thoughts and opinions. The Commission welcomes inputs from anyone interested in European cooperation, whether they have prior experience with Interreg or not.

Join the consultation

We warmly encourage you contribute your thoughts by filling in a survey below in the language of your choice. You are also very welcome to share the links with your network. 

The survey closes on 31 May at 5 pm CET. 

Go to a survey (choose language):









What comes next?

Responses will be compiled and delivered to the Commission in anonymous form. (There is, however, an opportunity to share your name and email address for us to use your answers as testimonials. Whether you provide this information is entirely up to you). The inputs will be used in the further process of defining the future cooperation framework.

The Joint Secretariat will engage an Interreg Volunteer Youth (IVY) to help with the consultation. The volunteer will assist in raising awareness about the consultation among relevant target groups and in processing and presenting the results.

Later this year, we will also conduct qualitative interviews and engage with focus groups to learn more about the perspectives of North Sea stakeholders.


Become an IVY

Are you aged 18-30 and interested in becoming an Interreg Volunteer Youth? 

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