Our mission

The Interreg Alpine Space programme is a European cooperation programme for the Alpine region.

What is the Interreg Alpine Space programme?

The Interreg Alpine Space programme finances cooperation projects across the borders of seven Alpine countries. It tackles common challenges and improve the quality of life of the 80 million inhabitants of the Alpine region. The programme addresses public authorities on national, regional and local level, institutions of higher education, as well as enterprises, business support organisations, NGOs and associations.

Why are we here?

We are at the forefront of the transition to a unique, carbon neutral and climate resilient European territory: the Alpine region.

What do we do?

Through innovative and pioneering ideas, we foster the integration of sustainable economic development, societal wellbeing and the preservation of its outstanding nature.

We support cooperation projects across borders and facilitate joint transnational solutions.

How do we do it?

We bring together stakeholders from different areas, sectors and levels and create benefit for the citizens in the Alpine region.

We enable solutions for transnational challenges

We are supporting projects, which are developing transnational solutions for transnational challenges of the Alpine region.

  • By fostering cooperation between the organisations that can tackle these challenges
  • By co-financing cooperation projects to up to 75% via the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The Interreg Alpine Space programme is an Interreg programme. Interreg is a key instrument of the European Union (EU) Cohesion Policy. It is financed through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as well as national contributions from its seven Partner States. For 2021-2027, the programme has a budget of € 107 million ERDF.

We are a long-term partner

The first transnational EU cooperation programme for the Alps was launched in 2000, under the name Interreg IIIB Alpine Space Programme. Its fourth edition, the Interreg Alpine Space programme 2021-2027, was launched in 2021. With a rising number of project partners in each period, the Interreg Alpine Space programme is now a key player ensuring cooperation between Alpine states and regions.

years of European cooperation in the Alps

projects co-financed since 2000

participations in projects since 2000

NUTS 2 regions

PRIORITY 1

climate resilient and green alpine region

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PRIORITY 2

carbon neutral and resource sensitive alpine region

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We provide inspiration

Every seven years, the Interreg Alpine Space programme redefines its objectives, based on the needs of the Alpine region as well as on the policy goals of the European Union. The projects financed by the programme must contribute to the achievements of these objectives.

Learn more about our priorities here.

PRIORITY 3

Innovation and digitalisation supporting a green alpine region

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PRIORITY 4

cooperatively managed and developed alpine region

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We provide inspiration

Every seven years, the Interreg Alpine Space programme redefines its objectives, based on the needs of the Alpine region as well as on the policy goals of the European Union. The projects financed by the programme must contribute to the achievements of these objectives.

Learn more about our priorities here.

Priority 1

Climate resilient and green Alpine region

Priority 3

Innovation and digitalisation supporting a green Alpine region

Priority 2

Carbon neutral and resource sensitive Alpine region

Priority 4

Cooperatively managed and developed Alpine region

We enable solutions for transnational challenges

Do you have a project idea?
Are you looking for partners and financing to tackle a challenge of the Alpine region?

If you would like to get involved in the Interreg Alpine Space programme, we invite you to:

Contact the joint secretariat or the Alpine contact point in your country for more information.

Check the result

Have a look at the output library and learn everything about the achievements of 2014-2020