The Joint Programming Committee has agreed upon the topical cornerpoints of the future Interreg BSR programme. They are now in a process of public consultation which will be open until Sept. 4th. The Programming Committee encourages everybody to take part in this consultation, which you can find here.
In addition, you can download some information about the topics here. So far, the funding framework for cultural projects in the Interreg BSR programme is unsatisfactory.
PA Culture works for further strengthening eligibility criteria for cultural projects in the future Interreg BSR programme. In the current situation we strongly suggest that projects suitable to promote European values, a common identity and the cultural heritage of the BSR as well as projects promoting culture as a driver for sustainable development are taken into account when discussing a possible programme Topic 1 “More innovative and resilient economies and societies”. Here we see the basis for eligibility of cultural projects. As culture is staying to be one of the 14 policy areas in the revised EUSBSR action plan we see a strong need for respective funding opportunities for this broad and important sector.
PA Culture coordinators encourage all culture stakeholders in the BSR to get involved and to feed their suggestions and ideas of how to create an Interreg programme that provides good funding opportunities for cultural projects facing our common societal challenges.