Opportunities in Europe

European Calls

Call for projects

€43M divied into different priorities, for further detail please check the document attached.

The Interreg Atlantic Area Programme 2014-2020 invites organisations in the Atlantic Area regions to submit applications to its second call for proposals. The Programme supports cooperation addressing shared regional challenges and innovative approaches, to strengthen territorial and sustainable economic development in the Atlantic Area.


Under the terms of this call, a project proposal must focus on only one priority axis and one specific objective.

1. Stimulating innovation and competitiveness

2. Fostering resource efficiency

3. Strengthening the territory’s resilience to risks of natural, climate and human origin

4. Enhancing biodiversity and natural and cultural assets


The cooperation area covered by the Programme includes the European Atlantic regions listed below.

France: Territories of the former Regions : Haute-Normandie; Basse-Normandie; Pays-de-la-Loire; Bretagne; Poitou-Charentes; Aquitaine.

Ireland: Border, Midland and Western; Southern and Eastern. Portugal: Norte; Algarve; Centro; Lisboa; Alentejo; Açores; Madeira.

Spain: Galicia; Principado de Asturias; Cantabria; Navarra; País Vasco; Andalucía (Huelva, Cádiz and Sevilla); Islas Canarias.

United Kingdom: Cumbria; Cheshire; Greater Manchester; Lancashire; Merseyside; Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath Area; Dorset and Somerset; Cornwall and Isles of Scilly; Devon; West Wales and the Valleys; East Wales; South Western Scotland; Highlands and Islands; Northern Ireland.


Projects should normally propose a work timeline with a duration of 18 to 36 months, with a start in the first half of 2019 and taking into account that the latest possible end date for a project is 31 December 2022


The deadline for submitting the application is 1 st June 2018 – 1:00 PM (Lisbon time).

The Programme targets partnership projects which will provide joint solutions to shared transnational challenges faced by eligible regions along the Atlantic coast in France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Elegibilility of the applicants: 
Project partners must be located within the eligible territory of the Atlantic Area regions. In duly justified cases, if the benefit for regions in the cooperation area is clearly demonstrated, organisations based outside the cooperation area in the EU or in EFTA may join project partnerships of the Programme.