Everyday tales and stories from the border regions of Europe and beyond, with the aim of explaining why we border-crossers are as obsessed as we are about this subject, why it is important to all of us, and why the co-operation community needs a little bit more visibility than it normally gets.

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Transnational rapidity

It has been interesting to see that the transnational programmes - normally considered more complicated than cross-border programmes - have made much quicker progress towards approval. Already more than half the transnational programmes are already approved.

Check out the following programmes: Alpine Space (www.alpinespace.org/2007-20130.html), Atlantic Space (www.coop-atlantico.com/fr/programa.php - new website!), North-West Europe (www.nweurope.org/), South-West Europe (www.interreg-sudoe.org/castellano/index.asp), North Sea (www.northsearegion.eu/ivb/home/), Northern Periphery (www.northernperiphery.net/2007/) and Madeira-Azores-Canaries (www.interreg-mac.org/es/znuevomacweb.jsp).

To note that North-West Europe and the North Sea have already launched calls for projects. Time to get busy.

Latest news on cross-border programmes

There has been a lot of action in the last few weeks, so it's time for a quick update. Actually, the programme approval process has moved faster than some of the programmes have been able to, as most of the new websites are not yet up and running.

On the cross-border side of things, Euregio Maas-Rijn (www.interregemr.eu/site_fr/interreg_emr/interreg_emr.php), Ireland-Wales, Italy-Austria, Bodensee (www.interreg.org/) and Austria-Bavaria (www.interreg-bayaut.net/interreg_iv/sitemap.html are all up and running already.

Let's hope that the calls for projects are launched soon. Comments welcome if anyone has information on these.

Still here!

It's been a while, but this blog is still running, I promise. It's a very busy period, and finding the time to write something pertinent and interesting (always a difficult task at the best of times) has been particularly challenging.

Coming soon - an update on new programmes!