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«Europe, let's cooperate!» interregional cooperation forum


The event will take place online with a very special focus: the launch of the 2021-2027 Interreg Europe programme.

During two days, participants will have a possibility to:

  • Discover project results and benefits of interregional cooperation;
  • Experience policy learning in action;
  • Get an overview of the key features and novelties of the new Interreg Europe programme;
  • Meet peers and potential project partners to share ideas for new projects.


24th of November

  • 10:00 - 11:00 Welcome to 'Europe, let's cooperate!'
    • Join us for this opening session to: 
      • See a snapshot of what 'Europe, let's cooperate!' is all about;
      • Get an overview of Interreg Europe, our projects, and the Policy Learning Platform;
      • Discover the tools available for you to meet peers, network and interact online;
      • Receive tips on how to make the most of the event.

  • 11:00 - 12:00 Inspiration, ideas and policy solutions
    • Join one of the parallel sessions to discover achievements and results get inspired by:
      • Research and innovation paving the way for the future;
      • Designing the low-carbon transition.
    • Meet project partners, programme representatives and thematic experts from the Policy Learning Platform. Discover what has been achieved in projects, get insights into further opportunities and see how to build on these results in the future.

  • 12:00 - 13.45 Lunch break

  • 13:45 - 14:00 Afternoon re-cap
    • Get ready for more inspiration – and remember to make use of the online opportunities during the event.

  • 14:00 - 15:00 Inspiration, ideas and policy solutions
    • Continue your day in one of the parallel sessions and dive deeper into project results and policy inspiration in:
      • Successful policy improvements and achievements in enhancing SME competitiveness;
      • Good practice transfer and policy improvements for environment and resource-efficiency.
    • Discuss with project partners, programme representatives and thematic experts from the Policy Learning Platform. See what comes out of project cooperation, take stock of lessons learned, and learn how to leverage the existing good practices and policy solutions for future collaboration. 

  • 15:00 - 15:15 Are you ready for the future?
    • ​​​​​​A sneak preview of what to expect from the second day of «Europe, let's cooperate!». 

      Make sure you made use of the opportunity to collect ideas and inspiration during the first day. It is time to turn the page and start looking towards the future.

      The road towards new calls for projects and new cooperation opportunities will be mapped out on 25 November.


25th of November

  • 10:00 - 10:30 Interregional cooperation now – and in the future
    • ​​​​​​​Why interregional cooperation matters and how does Interreg Europe contribute to the EU cohesion policy and the EU’s strategic objectives?

  • ​​​​​​​10:30 - 12:00 Interreg Europe in 2021-2027
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Get an overview of the key features of the new Interreg Europe 2021-2027 programme in the 2021-2027 period. 
      • Discover the novelties and the topics covered by the programme;
      • Find out how you can make use of the Policy Learning Platform in the future;
      • Get a timeline towards the first call for project proposals.

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​12:00 - 12:30 Your questions answered
    • ​​​​​​​Would you like to know more? Do you have some additional questions? Take part in this Q&A session to get answers and more information.

  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break

  • ​​​​​​​13:30 - 14:00 Tools and assistance for project development
    • ​​​​​​​Start getting ready for the future and get a sneak peek into the project development and partner search tools we provide.
      • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Preview of the new Interreg Europe website;
      • Overview of online tools available to support interregional cooperation;
      • Outlook of project development assistance ahead of the first call for project proposals.

  • 14:00 - 16:00 Networking and project idea discussions​​​​​​​​​​
    • ​​​​​​​Getting ready for the 2021-2027 programme and new calls starts now. Use the opportunities to network with other participants, share ideas, kick off your partner search, meet potential project partners and get more information.
      • Project idea meetings: share your project idea and host a networking discussion, or browse ideas submitted by other participants and join talks that match your interests;
      • Interreg Europe corner: get help, support and additional information from the Interreg Europe corner, where Interreg Europe representatives are available throughout the afternoon.
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