The interregional cooperation programme INTERREG IVC is targeted at regions of the 27 EU Member States, plus Norway and Switzerland, to exchange their experiences and transfer good practice.
The two main priorities of the programme – Innovation and Knowledge economy, and Environment and Risk prevention – reflect the renewed focus of the European Union on the Lisbon and Gothenburg Strategy to promote jobs and growth in Europe.
The programme has a budget of 321 million euros, financed from the European Regional Development fund (ERDF), for the period 2007-2013.
The overall objectives are:
Improve the effectiveness of regional development policies
Contribute to economic modernisation and increased competitiveness of Europe
Enabling exchange of experiences and knowledge
Matching less experienced with more advanced regions
Ensuring transfer of identified good practice into mainstream programmes