Interreg Vlaanderen-Nederland

The Interreg V-program between the Netherlands and Flanders (Belgium) is carried out on the territory of (parts of) the five Flemish provinces and the three southern provinces of The Netherlands. In Flanders these are the provinces Antwerp, East-Flanders, Flemish-Brabant, Limburg and West-Flanders. For the Netherlands this includes the provinces of Limburg, North-Brabant and Zeeland. These partners, together with the Flanders Innovation & Entrepeneurship Agency and the Dutch ministry of Economic Affairs drew up the ‘Cooperation Program Interreg V A Flanders-The Netherlands' for the 2014-2020 program period.

The Program

Within the Interreg-programme, crossborder projects are subsidized. This crossborder nature of projects is obviously essential: in each project, partners should be involved from both sides of the border. In general, these partners are localized in the program area, although this is not necessarily the case. If it adds a surplus value to the project and the program area, you can involve partners from outside the program area, especially from nearby economic centers such as, for example, the Rotterdam – Rijnmond (mainport) area.

Flanders, the Netherlands and the eight provinces have chosen four themes - or also called priority axes - accompanied by nine different specific goals to achieve in the coming years, with the Cooperation Program Interreg V Flanders – The Netherlands:

  • Innovation: strengthening research, technological development and innovation
  • Sustainable energy: support for energy efficiency and renewable energy  
  • Environment and resources: protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency 
  • Labor: promoting employment and supporting labor mobility

To strengthen the competitiveness of our economy, it is necessary to continue to invest in research and development. Innovation is therefore the main priority of our program. Companies, especially SME’s, as well as knowledge institutes play an important role. SME’s constitute more than 99.7% of the dutch and Flemish companies and provide jobs to more than 65% of the working population. However, the importance of large companies should not be underestimated. 

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