Cross-border cooperation under Interreg V-A aims at promoting the development of regions that share a border with one another, for example Germany and Poland. Border regions are often marked by different languages, a lack of cross-border transport links and of targeted structural policy action, creating not only opportunities, but also challenges for these regions. Cross-border funding programmes aim to reduce weaknesses and to strengthen economic and social development.
The EU currently has more than 60 funding programmes dedicated to cross-border cooperation. Germany is involved in 13 of these programmes.
More information about the individual programmes can be found under the links listed below.
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Examples of projects
Upper Rhine cooperation programme: Funding was provided for a cross-border kindergarten in Strasbourg that is open to both German and French-speaking children. This kindergarten has proved to be a great success for the region, helping not only to increase the number of urgently needed childcare places, but also to promote intercultural exchange and bilingualism.