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Interreg IVC


INTERREG IVC provides funding for interregional cooperation across Europe. It is implemented under the European Community’s territorial co-operation objective and financed through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The Operational Programme was approved in September 2007 and INTERREG IVC will run from 2007 to 2013. This Programme follows on from the INTERREG IIIC Programme which ran from 2002 to 2006.
The overall objective of the INTERREG IVC Programme is to improve the effectiveness of regional policies and instruments. A project builds on the exchange of experiences among partners who are ideally responsible for the development of their local and regional policies.

The areas of support are innovation and the knowledge economy, environment and risk prevention. Thus, the Programme aims to contribute to the economic modernisation and competitiveness of Europe. INTERREG IVC is linked to the objectives of Lisbon and Gothenburg agendas.

Typical tools for exchange of experience are networking activities such as thematic workshops, seminars, conferences, surveys, and study visits. Project partners cooperate to identify and transfer good practices. Possible project outcomes include, for example, case study collections, policy recommendations, strategic guidelines or action plans. INTERREG IVC also allows light implementation or piloting, but only if these complement the exchange of experience activities.

Supporting sustainable regional development

The Programme supports two types of projects: Regional Initiative Projects and Capitalisation Projects.
In Regional Initiative Projects partners work together to exchange experiences in a policy field of their interest. They can choose between three levels of intensity for their cooperation. These vary from simple networking to the development of policy instruments or the establishment of mini-programmes.

In Capitalisation Projects partners build on already identified good practices. Capitalisation projects are set up to transfer these good practices into mainstream Programmes of EU Structural Funds. This is done by developing action plans and involving relevant policy makers. The European Commission offers additional expertise to some of these projects, named Fast Tract Projects.

Basic information of the Programme

Title of the Operational Programme

Interregional Cooperation Programme “INTERREG IVC”

Location of the Managing Authority

Lille, France


405.094.936 €


  1. Innovation and the Knowledge Economy
  2. Environment and Risk Prevention

Potential Beneficiaries

Public bodies, bodies governed by Public Law

Eligible area in Greece

The entire country

Eligible area outside Greece

The entire European Union (27 state members), Switzerland & Norway




204 projects, with a total budget of 302,000,000 € (EU funding) are being implemented within the framework of the Interregional Cooperation Programme “INTERREG IVC”. Greek partners are taking part in 93 of them, sharing a budget of 24,000,000 €. For more information on the projects please visit the website  http://www.interreg4c.net

Programme Authorities

Managing Authority
Conseil Régional Nord - Pas de Calais
Hôtel de Région
151 avenue du Président Hoover
F-59555 Lille

Joint Technical Secretariat
Région Nord-Pas de Calais
Les Arcuriales 5D
45 rue de Tournai
F-59000 Lille

Τηλ.: +33 328 144100
Φαξ: +33 328 144109
E-mail: info@interreg4c.eu

Information Point “South” (responsible for Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain)
C/ Cronista Carreres, 11-4A
46003  Valencia

Τηλ.: +34 961 922618
Φαξ: +34 961 922611
E-mail: IP-South@interreg4c.eu

First Level Control in Greece
Ministry of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping
General Secretariat for Investments and Development
Special Service Paying Authority – Unit D
“First Level Control & Certification of Expenses of Operational Programme and Community Initiatives”
Christos Pouris

Address: Navarhou Nikodimou 11 & Voulis
105 57, Athens, Greece

Tel.: +30 2131500471-472

Fax: +30 2131500453

E-mail:  pouris@mnec.gr
Link  http://www.interreg4c.net/

Στοιχεία επικοινωνίας του εθνικού σημείου επαφής

Nikos Chatzisavvas

Tel.: +30 2310 469679

Fax: +30 23 10 469602

E-mail:  nchatzisavvas@mou.gr

Dimitri Liatsis
Τηλ.: +30 2310 469649

Φαξ: +30 23 10 469602

E-mail:  dliatsis@mou.gr