Welcome to our Irish success stories page, where we showcase via our interactive map the many EU funded projects in Ireland.

European Territorial Cooperation, also known as Interreg, is one of the key instruments of the EU to support cooperation across borders through project funding. Structured around an umbrella of 79 various programmes, its aim is to tackle common challenges and find shared solutions in fields such as health, environment, research, education, transport, sustainable energy and more. Between 2014-2020, the three Regional Assemblies acted as the National Contact Points for a range of European Territorial Cooperation programmes including: INTERREG Atlantic Area, INTERREG North West Europe, INTERREG Northern Periphery and Artic, INTERREG Europe and URBACT.

Over the years, Interreg funding enabled the development of Irish regions and improved their competitiveness across a suite of policy areas, but also contributed to many learning opportunities and fostered cooperation between like-minded regions across the entire European Union.

The map below represents the participation of Irish partners (Local and Regional authorities, County Councils, research institutions, state agencies, universities, private entities and many more stakeholders) in those transnational and interregional Interreg programmes for which Ireland was eligible in the years 2014-2020.

(Please note, this map does not include Irish participation in INTERREG cross border programmes).    

How to use the map? 

Click on a project icon to find out its Irish partners and a short summary. Click on the description website to learn more about the project. To learn more about the various Interreg programmes, visit our Funding and Financing page 

Interreg Atlantic Area

Interreg Europe

Interreg North West Europe

Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic


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News & Events


The call for the European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) Award 2024 has now been launched!!

If you would like to find out more the European Committee of the Regions is organising an online EER 2024 info day on the 3rd of February.

To register for the event click the link below 👇🏻

🚨 The European Capitals of Inclusion and Diversity Award 2023 is now open 🚨

The award recognises best practices that promote diversity as a source of richness and innovation and contribute to inclusive policies and foster a feeling of belonging.

Further info below 👇🏻

Check out the URBACT info day taking place on Tuesday, January 31st!

Register below 👇🏻

Association of Irish Regions is holding its 1st seminar & training event 7-9 Feb 2023. Come explore #RegionalPolicyMaking, #EconomicDevelopment and #SpatialDevelopment
Register here ➡️ https://form.jotform.com/223142571616350
@EMRAssembly @SouthernAssembl

The IREO this morning had the privilege of hosting a delegation from Dublin City Council (@DubCityCouncil).

Head of the Irish Regions office Teresa Lennon (@Lennont) provided an engaging presentation on the on-going work of the IREO office and European opportunities for DCC.

#CoRplenary adopted unanimously the opinion on small #urban areas as key actors to manage a #JustTransition
Congratulations to our rapporteur and 1st Vicepresident @cllrkmac #Cork !

Cllr. Kieran McCarthy opens his opinion with cúpla focal!

Head of Delegation Cllr. Michael Murphy (@cllrmmurphytipp) chairs the debate on enhancing cohesion policy support for regions with geographic and demographic handicaps.

Cllr. Kieran McCarthy (@cllrkmac) in a contribution to the debate notes that this is just the beginning for European Youth and the work starts now.

👶🏻 Day 2 starts with the closing debate on the European year of youth and endorsement of the ‘charter for youth and democracy’ 👶🏻

Irish delegation member Cllr.Kieran McCarthy (@cllrkmac) has worked on the charter at each stage. The charter will be formally adopted this morning.

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