Interreg is one of the key instruments of the European Union (EU) supporting cooperation across borders through project funding. It aims to jointly tackle common challenges and find shared solutions in fields such as health, environment, research, education, transport, sustainable energy and more. Our four cities are involved in the following Interreg projects.

REFRAME - Groningen

For five years, thirteen committed partners from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden have been working together to create better conditions for food related SMEs, social enterprises and initiatives through the REFRAME project.

Welcoming International Talent - Groningen

This Transfer network focuses on Higher education and knowledge economy, both have become a global competition for talent. In this project the best practice of Groningen, a welcoming policy for International Students and skilled workers, will be transferred.

BLING - BLockchain IN Government - Groningen

14 partners working together on innovative customer services solutions

SURFLOGH - Groningen

The core challenge of the SURFLOGH project is to achieve a more efficient cargo distribution in urban areas, and thereby maintain efficiency in long distance transport. To promote efficient logistics sustainably, the focus is on optimizating the interaction between hubs ande urban logistics sysetm in smaller and medium-sized cities and city networks.

Natuurpark Moor Veenland - Emmen

Eight Dutch and German museums and recreational attractions in the Veenland Nature Park will offer all information for their visitors in Dutch, German and English.

Interreg I2I: From Isolation to Inclusion - Assen

The overall objective in I2I is to enhance innovation in social service delivery to improve social inclusion and counteract loneliness in NSR communities and neighbourhoods.

SAVE - Leeuwarden

SAVE (Samen voor de Energietransitie) wants to stimulate society to embrace innovations in the energy transition more quickly. The Municipality of Leeuwarden is one of the pilot municipalities in the project.

ECoC-SME - Leeuwarden

ECoC-SME is an interregional cooperative project aimed at the underutilised opportunity for cities and regions to develop existing and potential SME companies through their early involvement with events such as European Capital of Culture (LF2018).

Upgrade SME - Leeuwarden

In the UpgradeSME project, the Municipality of Leeuwarden works together with seven other partners from six different European regions to enhance the export position of small and medium-sized enterprises

Klimarepair - Leeuwarden

To many, climate change is comprehensive, complex and hopeless. It is, therefore, important to invest in imagination and perspectives on the future and how to act in the now. The Municipality of Leeuwarden will work together on this with partners from Germany and the north of the Netherlands.