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European territorial cooperation (Interreg) 2021-2027 [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Christiaan Van Lierop (3rd edition, updated on 24.8.2020),


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On 29 May 2018, the European Commission adopted several proposals aimed at defining the architecture of EU cohesion policy for the post-2020 programming period. The package includes a proposal for the new generation of European territorial cooperation (ETC) programmes, commonly referred to as ‘Interreg’. The proposed regulation would bring significant changes to the current architecture of ETC, with the reshaping of the three traditional cooperation strands (i.e. cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation) and the creation of two new components, one dedicated to outermost regions, the other to interregional cooperation on innovation. Another major novelty is the incorporation of cooperation with countries other than EU Member States. The proposal is being examined simultaneously by the Council and the European Parliament. In Parliament, the Committee on Regional Development (REGI) is responsible for the file. Parliament adopted its legislative resolution on the proposal at first reading on 26 March 2019, enabling trilogue negotiations to get under way with the Council.


Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on specific provisions for the European territorial cooperation goal (Interreg) supported by the European Regional Development Fund and external financing instruments
Committee responsible: Regional Development (REGI) COM(2018) 374


Rapporteur: Pascal Arimont (EPP, Belgium) 2018/0199 (COD)
Shadow rapporteurs:

Pedro Marques (S&D, Portugal)

Stéphane Bijoux (Renew Europe, France)

Rosanna Conte (ID, Italy)

Bronis Ropė (Greens/EFA, Lithuania)

Elżbieta Kruk (ECR, Poland)

Niyazi Kizilyürek (GUE/NGL, Cyprus)
Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)
Next steps expected: Continuing trilogue negotiations
timeline 10 steps trilogue with second reading


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