From today, companies and organizations between the North Sea coast and the Lower Rhine region -- including Limburg companies and organizations, can apply for subsidies for cross-border projects. The finances will be made available from the German-Dutch cooperation program Interreg VI. The projects should contribute in respective border regions to the strengthening of technical development & innovation, a green program area, a connected border area and a Europe closer to its citizens in the program area.
6th Interreg Period Germany - Netherlands
In total, the Interreg VI program makes 450 million euros available from the European Regional Development Fund, from local and regional authorities and through co-financing. To mark the start of the new Interreg period, Limburg Deputy Maarten van Gaans-Gijbels, together with Nijmegen Mayor Hubert Bruls, Lower Saxony Minister for Federal and European Affairs and Regional Development Birgit Honé and Dutch Minister Micky Adriaansens of Economic Affairs and Climate, among others, kicked off the program in the German city of Duisburg.
Limburg and Europe strengthen each other
The main goal of the cross-border Interreg program is the economic and social development of the area in question and the removal of border barriers. The aim is for the initiatives to benefit organizations, companies and citizens in the respective regions. You can submit the application and request information via the (Dutch-language) website of Interreg.
In addition to the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, the Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Innovation, Digitalisierung & Energie in Nordrhein-Westfalen, and the Niedersächsische Ministerium für Bundes- und Europaangelegenheiten und Regionale Entwicklung, the provinces of Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe, Flevoland, Overijssel, Gelderland, Noord-Brabant and Limburg as well as the Ems Dollard, EUREGIO, Euregio Rhine-Waal and Euregio Rhine-Meuse-North regions are also partners in the program.