This programme aims to implement joint solutions to shared challenges in the fields of innovation, resource efficiency, environment and cultural assets, supporting regional development and sustainable growth.
€140 million ERDF (up to 75% support per project).
All of Ireland plus eligible (Atlantic coast) regions of the UK (including Northern Ireland), France, Spain and Portugal.
Stimulating innovation and competitiveness (€47.1 million)
Objective 1.1 Enhancing innovation capacity through cooperation to foster competitiveness
Objective 1.2 Strengthening the transfer of innovation results to facilitate the emergence of new products, services and processes.
Fostering resource efficiency (€29.7 million)
Objective 2.1 Fostering renewable energies and energy efficiency
Objective 2.2 Fostering green growth, eco-innovation and environmental efficiency
Strengthening the territory’s resilience to risks of natural, climate and human origin (€15.3 million)
Objective 3.1 Strengthening risk management systems
Enhancing biodiversity and the natural and cultural assets (€39.5 million)
Objective 4.1 Improving the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems’ services
Objective 4.2 Enhancing natural and cultural assets to stimulate economic development
Note: this programme has operated two calls for proposals, the most recent of which closed on 1 June 2018 and which is expected to exhaust its funding allocation. Under the first call (2016-2017) 45 projects were approved. These involve 90 Irish partners who have been awarded a total of €12.226m in ERDF backing.