Interreg 30 years: Join the celebration!

12 February 2020 - Published by Anne Sofie Forfang
Time to plan your visibility efforts in 2020: This year, Interreg projects have more opportunities than ever before to make their work visible on the European stage.

This year marks Interreg’s 30th anniversary. Needless to say, this will not go unnoticed!  

Campaigns and competitions

Watch out for joint Interreg activities and campaigns that are under way. The Interreg 30 years celebration will centre on three themes: 1. We all have a neighbour, 2. Youth and 3. A greener Europe.

One of the options for Interreg projects to get involved  is now open: The #EUinmyregion Open Doors campaign in May, where you may now submit your local event. Photo and storytelling contests will follow.  

Also, do not miss our very own North Sea Video Contest which is now open. And watch out for the upcoming North Sea Photo Contest! 

More initiatives will launched throughout the year. To stay updated on opportunities to get involved, keep an eye on the Interact website or subscribe to our newsletter

Upcoming European events  

Below is a first roundup of upcoming European events. They all offer opportunities for you to showcase your Interreg project and network with others working in the same field:

European Maritime Day (EMD)/ 14-15 May in Cork, Ireland: This two-day event is the key European event for maritime affairs and the sustainable blue economy. Apply for a stand before 15 March. Learn more

Ten-T Days / 13-15 May in Croatia: The annual event for EU and member state transport ministers, officials, experts, and anyone else working to improve transport connections within the European Union. Learn more

EU Green Week /1-5 June in Brussels: The EU Green Week is the largest European event in the area of environmental policy. This year’s theme is biodiversity. Learn more

Local EU Green Week partner events / 4 May-14 June: You may register your own local event as a partner event. This can be any type of event - a guided tour, an exhibition, a workshop, etc. - as long as it is relevant for the theme of biodiversity. Register by 13 March. Learn more

North Sea Conference / 23-25 June in Rotterdam: This year’s conference will enable delegates to help shape the next North Sea Region Programme and will be organised back to back with a full-day seminar on project implementation. More information is under way!

#EUSEW - EU Sustainable Energy Week /22-26 June in Brussels: This event offers ample networking opportunities, in addition to much else. Apply for a stand, an energy talk or a pitch at the energy lab! Apply by 6 March Learn more

Local Energy Days / May-June: The Sustainable Energy Week invites stakeholders to register their own local energy day. If your project relates to sustainable energy, why not promote your pilots this way?  Learn more

European Cooperation day /21 September: Mark this date for celebrating European cooperation.  Later in the year, it will be possible to take part by registering local events on this and surrounding dates.

European Mobility Week /September: This is an annual European event celebrating clean mobility and sustainable urban transport. There is no information yet about the 2020 edition. 

#EURegionsWeek / 12-15 October: The EU Week of Regions and Cities is the top European event for European territorial cooperation and will be a major scene for the Interreg 30 years celebration. You can now apply to become a partner. Registrations close 27 March. Learn more about the #EURegionsWeek

Climate COP 26 / 9-19 November: The next global climate summit is held in Glasgow in the UK. Learn more