Cross-border cooperation

Interreg VI-A Italy-Austria

We welcome you to the official portal of the cross-border cooperation program between Italy and Austria co-financed by the European Union.

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Collaborating across borders

Territorial Cooperation Program IT-AT

The program covers the border area between Italy and Austria and includes 19 NUTS 3 areas distributed in six regions, Länder or autonomous provinces, half of which are in Italy and the other in Austria.

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CLLD in focus

Our strategic projects

The local and territorial level makes the CLLD approach particularly citizen-oriented and of strategic importance for overcoming borders. It is an example of successful multi-level governance.

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Interreg Italy Austria program. Apple trees @Credits by Abteilung Europa, Autonome Provinz Bozen - Südtirol

What is Interreg Italia-Austria?

The Interreg Italy-Austria program

Interreg Italy-Austria belongs to category A of Interreg programs that support cross-border cooperation in the border area of at least two European Union member states.

Over the course of more than 20 years and five programming periods, territorial cooperation between Italy and Austria has continued to consolidate while remaining anchored in the goal of fostering the integration and cohesion of the two states.

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342

342 MLN* 

funds allocated

800

800 ca. *

projects funded

5,5

5,5 MLN

indirect beneficiaries (local pop.)

*Data recorded since Interreg III (year 2000).

Current program

Interreg VI-A Italy-Austria 2021-2027

A total of €91 million has been allocated for the 2021-2027 programming period, including €73 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The area covered remained the same as for Interreg V (2014-2020) and includes the Länder of Salzburg, Tyrol and Carinthia, as well as the Veneto region, the Autonomous Region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and the Autonomous Province of Bolzano.

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Interreg VI- A Italy Austria program 2021-2027. Lake Braies @Credits by Shutterstock, Inc.

Investment priorities

Our priorities

In line with the strategic objectives set by the Cohesion Policy 21-27, the current seven-year program has chosen to concentrate its financial resources in five intervention areas called “priorities.”

These priorities were also defined on the basis of public consultations, analysis of needs, opportunities, challenges, strengths, and weaknesses of the area covered by the program.

Info and dates

Calendar of calls

1 Call

Priorities

Budget

23,5 M

Opening

20th January 2023

Closing

21st May 2023

2 Call

Priorities

Budget

16 M

Opening

23rd February 2024

Closing

23rd May 2024

3 Call

Priorities

Budget

16 M

Opening

2025, TBD

Closing

2025, TBD

Do you want to submit a project?

Do you have a project idea with which you would like to participate in Interreg VI-A Italy-Austria?

Read the requirements to become a beneficiary or contact us if you have other questions about the participation and selection process.

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Spotlight on projects 

Success stories

Interreg V-A IT-AT

2014-2020

AppleCare

AppleCare is a research project that primarily targets people suffering from pollen allergy. One-fifth of the (...)

 

Interreg V-A IT-AT

2014-2020

Re-Cereal

The Re-Cereal project is a supraregional research project between the regions of Carinthia (Austria), South Ty(...)

 

Interreg V-A IT-AT

2014-2020

Lichtbild

In the age of Instagram and Twitter and smartphones with multiple cameras, this project seems a thing of the p(...)

 

Interreg V-A IT-AT

2014-2020

Stop

This small-scale project, which took place in the Dolomites Live region, aims to combat sexual discrimination (...)

Area Dolomiti Live

Interreg V-A IT-AT

2014-2020

BIOS

According to the World Diversity Council IPBES report released in May 2019, more than one million plant and an(...)

Area Dolomiti Live

Interreg V-A IT-AT

2014-2020

NO WASTE

The NO WASTE project is intended to encourage people to reduce their waste and adopt a sustainable lifestyle. (...)