Watch Webinar: Unlocking the funding opportunities with Interreg Programme (for EU, accession and 18 neighbouring countries)

Watch Webinar: Unlocking the funding opportunities with Interreg Programme (for EU, accession and 18 neighbouring countries)

24 October 2023

10:30 - 12:00


Interreg is a key granting instrument playing a major role in promoting regional development, cohesion, and reducing economic disparities across Europe. For the 2021-2027 period, Interreg is focused on addressing current challenges like climate change, digital transformation, and social inclusion and provides a budget amounting to EUR 10 billion.  

In this webinar, you will learn how to apply for this funding in order to finance activities like: 

  • BDS services for your clients  
  • other capacity building activities for microentrepreneurs (green trainings, digital skills improvement),  
  • cross border work with your peers (good practice sharing, expanding your operations), 
  •  actions aiming at boosting jobs / economic development in your local area, 
  •  other activities that prove contribution to poverty alleviation.  


As Interreg programmes have a wide range of priorities, the micro-finance organisations could apply to almost every (type) of call for projects and receive financial support (ERDF) from Interreg programmes. Join us to find out the different subprogrammes of Interreg, get familiar with application process and check out, if your idea can be financed! 

Funding is not limited only to EU-based countries. Interreg eligible applicants are: non-for-profit organizations, for profit organizations, public bodies (depending on the subprogramme) coming from all 27 EU member states, the EFTA countries (Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein), six accession countries, and 18 neighboring countries. At this link, you will find an overview of eligible country according to the sub-programme. 

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them. 

Our Experts

Martina Paterniti, Project Coordinator at ENSIE

Martina Paterniti got a Bachelor degree in International and Diplomatic Science at University of Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum (Italy) and a Master degree in European Studies at Université Catholique de Louvain and Université Saint Louis-Bruxelles (Belgium). She worked for more than 3 years at EURACTIV, a pan-European media publishing on European affairs, as European Projects Manager. She has experience in managing projects in the framework of the LIFE programme, H2020, IMCAP, Cohesion Policy, REC programme, Erasmus+. She also worked as independent bid writer in collaboration with Comunicazione EUROPE NET, responsible for drafting technical and financial parts of project proposals addressed to EACEA and CHAFEA. Today, Martina is Project Coordinator at ENSIE, responsible for managing and supervising European projects, drafting project proposals as well as following policy dossiers linked to digitisation and skills.

Irma Botic, Project Officer, Joint Secretariat of INTERREG North-West Europe

In her role as a Project Officer, at the Joint Secretariat of INTERREG North-West Europe, she is in charge of implementing the Programme’s result-orientation strategy at project level, supervising a project portfolio: continuous monitoring of project implementation, day-to-day support to project partners, solution to practical problems as well as assessing project applications on the basis of the eligibility and quality assessment criteria and providing high-level and proactive assistance to individual applicants in the development of their project (strategy, work plan, partnership, project management structure, budget, risk management).