Interreg programmes 2021–2027

The programmes of the European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) goal, i.e. the Interreg programmes, are part of the EU's regional and structural policy.

Interreg programmes support the integration of border areas and wider, cross-border cooperation areas, as well as the creation and strengthening of networks between regions and cities. By increasing cooperation, promoting the exchange of experiences and spreading good practices, the programmes affect the competitiveness and economic development of regions. The programmes also promote environmental goals in accordance with the European Green Deal.

In addition, the programmes strengthen the Baltic Sea region as a European and global economic area and look for joint solutions to the challenges of northern sparsely populated areas.

Finland participates in the implementation of eight Interreg programmes in the 2021–2027 programming period.

In the 2014–2020 programming period, Finland participated in three ENI CBC external border cooperation programs: Karelia, Kolarctic and Southeast Finland – Russia. The implementation of the programmes by beneficiaries will continue until the end of 2023. The programmes will be closed at the beginning of 2025.

Interreg programmes operating in Finland

Cross-border cooperation programmes

Transnational cooperation programmes

Interregional cooperation programmes