Cross-Border Cooperation

About the programme

Interreg is the European territorial cooperation program that started in 1990 and is an essential part of the EU's cohesion policy. The program supports cross-border, transnational, and interregional cooperation among various national, regional, and local actors.


The European Union created Interreg to promote cross-border cooperation within Europe. Each border area within the EU has its own Interreg program.

Strengthening Regions

Interreg is a European collaboration program aimed at promoting economic, social, and territorial cooperation among different regions in Europe. The program focuses on cooperation between regions on either side of national borders, as well as collaboration between regions from different member states of the European Union. Interreg is divided into three categories: Interreg A for cross-border cooperation, Interreg B for transnational cooperation, and Interreg C for interregional cooperation. Interreg Flanders-Netherlands falls under the first category.

The Interreg program provides financial support for projects aimed at strengthening economic development, improving employment, protecting the environment, and promoting social inclusion and cultural heritage. The program also encourages the exchange of knowledge and experience between regions and the development of new innovative solutions for common problems.

Interreg Flanders-Netherlands

Interreg Flanders-Netherlands is a collaboration program between Flanders and the Netherlands, aimed at promoting the economic, social, and territorial development of the region through cross-border cooperation. The program supports projects in the areas of innovation, sustainability, the labor market, sustainable tourism, and addressing border issues.

By promoting collaboration between different parties in the regions, Interreg Flanders-Netherlands contributes to strengthening cross-border cooperation and increasing prosperity and well-being in the region.