PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARIAT FOR THE EU PRESIDENCY 2017 AND EU FUNDS: Eight projects, involving nine Maltese partners, selected for funding under the second call for project proposals of the Interreg Europe 2014-2020 Programme

The Parliamentary Secretary for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds Ian Borg is pleased to announce that eight projects, which include nine Maltese partners, have been approved for funding under the second call for project proposals in connection with the INTERREG EUROPE Programme.

Parliamentary Secretary Ian Borg said that these projects, which shall address the four priority axes tackled under this programme, focus on research, technological development and innovation, enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs, a low carbon economy, protection of the environment as well as the promotion of resource efficiency. The budget allocated to the nine partners participating in such projects which include public bodies, bodies governed by public law and also a private not-for-profit partner, amount to Euros 1.2 million in ERDF funds.

The third call for project proposals under the INTERREG EUROPE Programme is envisaged to open in March 2017. This call which might be the final opportunity for prospective applicants to participate in this Programme shall also focus on the ‘classic’ interregional cooperation projects similar to those funded under the first and second call for project proposals

Source: Government of Malta