Interreg Va 2 Seas

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Interreg is a European Union funding programme that supports cross-border co-operation projects between neighbouring regions. The programme allows areas that are divided by a border to work together in a variety of fields.

The Interreg Va 2 Seas programme

The Interreg Va 2 Seas programme is one of two cross-border programmes that Brighton & Hove organisations are eligible to take part in, the other being the Channel programme which covered projects with the French channel coastal areas. Brighton & Hove City Council is actively involved in the programme development of the two new Interreg Va cross-border programmes.

Submission deadlines

Call 6

Step 1 of call 6 opened in February 2018 and closed on 2 May 2018. Step 2 opened on 8 August 2018 and closed on 6 November 2018. The Monitoring Committee decision was expected for February 2019. Please note that there will be no referral back for this call.

Call 7

Call 7 is now open. The deadline for the submission of a concept note was 21 December 2018. Applicants will be given feedback by the beginning of April 2019. The deadline for submission of a full application form is 6 September 2019.

Call 8

This call closed on 8 April 2019.  Submission of a full Application Form by 31 October 2019.  The Programme Monitoring Committee will make a decision by the end of January 2020.


Eligible areas

The UK eligible area stretches from Cornwall to Norfolk. A project would need to involve at least one partner in either Nord-Pas de Calais in France or the eligible areas of the Netherlands or West Flanders in Belgium. For further information please download the Two Seas map (PDF 841KB).

Cooperation corner is the page on the Interreg Two Seas website where you can share details of your project idea or look at others.

The budget

The budget for the Interreg Va 2 Seas programme is around €252 million, up from €167 million for the previous programme and match funding has gone up to 60%.

Priority areas

The priority areas are:

  • technological and social innovation
  • low carbon technology
  • adaptation to climate change
  • resource efficient economy.

2 Seas programme facilitator

Contact the Programme Facilitator here for further details.