The current programme period, INTERREG V, will end at the end of 2020. This means that the next programme period, Interreg VI, will start in 2021. The preparations for Interreg VI have been in full swing for some time on . Although INTERREG V is a success, this does not mean that nothing needs to be improved or changed. On the one hand, we are continuing to improve the rules and processes within the programme and, at the same time, as a programme we are dependent on new rules, instructions and guidelines from the European Commission. Priorities and objectives will be updated to respond to current needs and wishes in the border region. A good example of this is the additional attention given to the changing environment and climate. Interreg Deutschland-Nederland will also contribute to the challenges involved by means of a special priority aimed at a “greener Europe”.
The above-mentioned preparations and related changes are all not yet final. In the preparatory group for Interreg VI, the various partners of the Interreg programme Germany-Netherlands meet regularly to discuss the composition of the new programme. As the preparations for the programme were (as far as possible) completed, a public consultation followed at the end of January 2021, during which everyone could express their opinion and suggest possible points for improvement. This document contains a first draft of the thematic selection of the new programme and you can find this document here: