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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That marks the end of the April Committee of the Regions, thanks for joining us for the past couple of days! 🙌🏻

Pleased Cork and Dublin have been selected by @EU_Commission as #MissionCities
for the Climate-Neutral Smart Cities Mission 2030.

They will be among 100 cities supported as trailblazers to accelerate their green and digital transformation.

Watch: https://bit.ly/3xTPSAy

For those wondering it’s from @ABBA’s 2021 album Voyage!

Cllr. Kieran McCarthy (@cllrkmac) makes a warmly welcomed contribution to the debate on European democratic values when he quotes @ABBA’s Ode to Joy:

“I would like to think that freedom is
More than just a word
In the grand and lofty language
Odes to freedom often go unheard”

Follow a live stream 📺 of today’s plenary proceedings below 👇🏻

Day 2 of the April European Committee of the Regions Plenary starts with a debate on “Promoting European Democratic Values Through Education to Foster EU Citizenship” 🇪🇺🗳👩🏻‍🏫

Day 2 of the April Plenary starting now!

A considered contribution from Cllr Una Power (@unapower) during the “Towards a socially fair implementation of the Green Deal” opinion.

Cllr Power speaking to a socially fair Green Deal notes that “by lifting up those most at risk we protect those most vulnerable communities”

Both Cllr. Michael Murphy (@cllrmmurphytipp) and Cllr. Kieran McCarthy’s (@cllrkmac) opinions are adopted by the Committee of the Regions!

Big congratulations to both of them! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Cllr. Kieran McCarthy delivered an exciting and engaging presentation on his opinion “New European Bauhaus- Beautiful, Sustainable, Together” 🏠

The opinion is a response to Commission President Von der Leyden’s communication.

The opinion calls for greater recognition of LRAs

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