The INTERREG Steering Committee for the Rhine-Waal Euregio approved the cross-border project Dynamic Borders in September. Through this new initiative, approximately 730,000 euros will flow into the Euregio Rhine-Waal in the coming years. Half of the funding is provided by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Dynamic borders offer opportunities for agro-food and tourism
The municipalities of Weeze, Goch, Bergen, Gennep, Boxmeer and Cuijk are working together in the INTERREG project Dynamic Borders to stimulate the agrofood and tourism sector over the next four years. This is why the Regionaal Bureau voor Toerisme Land van Cuijk, Industriële Kring Land van Cuijk en Noord-Limburg, agrobusiness Niederrhein e.V., Niederrhein Tourismus GmbH and Stichting Leisure Port have also joined the project.
The project has three priorities. Firstly, a cross-border inter-local agrofood platform will be set up to which eventually about 100 permanent members from German and Dutch companies will be connected. In addition to networking events and farm visits, the platform also aims to provide concrete support to businesses in the development of sustainable and environmentally friendly technologies that contribute, for example, to the innovative and economic processing of manure, fermentation residues and waste water.
A second aim of the project is to attract younger people to the region and keep them for the region. To this end, a cross-border internship placement agent will be employed at the internship placement office in Boxmeer. Within the project period, about 320 German and Dutch young people must be placed in the agri-food sector in the neighbouring country. For this purpose, a network with companies, schools, border information points and other internship institutions will be established.
Besides agrofood, tourism is also an important economic sector for the six municipalities. A comprehensive package of measures has been put together to attract more tourists. Existing routes will be upgraded and connected, more charging stations for e-bikes will be created and new (multi-day) tourist packages will be developed. Healthy tastes, culinary delights, agri-tourism and accessibility are some of the keywords that need to be given a clear profile.
The project is supported by INTERREG Germany-Netherlands with € 520.344,50. The co-financing is provided by the EU, the provinces of Noord-Brabant and Limburg and the Ministry of Economic Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia. The project is accompanied by the INTERREG programme management of the Euregio Rhine-Waal.
1.10.2016 - 30.9.2020
Socio-cultural and territorial cohesion in the programme area
Stichting Leisure Port, Niederrhein Tourismus GmbH, Gemeente Bergen (L.), Gemeente Gennep, Gemeente Boxmeer, Gemeente Cuijk, Stadt Goch, Regionaal Bureau voor Toerisme Land van Cuijk (Stichting Regionaal Bureau voor Toerisme Land van Cuijk), Industriele Kring Land van Cuijk en Noord-Limburg, Agrobusiness Niederrhein e.V., Partnergruppe KMU (D/NL)
|Partnergruppe KMU (D/NL)(neu)||33.150,00 €|
|Gemeinde Weeze||24.734,75 €|
|EFRE / EFRO||338.415,75 €|
|Gemeente Bergen (L.)||26.867,00 €|
|Gemeente Cuijk||26.867,00 €|
|Provincie Limburg||36.549,00 €|
|Stichting Leisure Port||0,00 €|
|Niederrhein Tourismus GmbH||0,00 €|
|Regionaal Bureau voor Toerisme Land van Cuijk (Stichting Regionaal Bureau voor Toerisme Land van Cuijk)||0,00 €|
|Gemeente Boxmeer||26.867,00 €|
|Provincie Noord-Brabant||36.549,00 €|
|Agrobusiness Niederrhein e.V.||0,00 €|
|Industriele Kring Land van Cuijk en Noord-Limburg||0,00 €|
|Partnergruppe KMU (D/NL)(alt)||0,00 €|
|Stadt Goch||26.867,00 €|
|MWIDE NRW||73.098,00 €|
|Gemeente Gennep||26.867,00 €|