What is the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme?

interreg atlantic area

Interreg Atlantic Area is a financing instrument of the European Territorial Cooperation that supports transnational cooperation projects between actors of the Atlantic Area, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The programme provides a framework for the implementation of joint actions and delivery of better solutions by:

  • Contributing to achieve significant progress towards a cohesive, sustainable and balanced territorial development of the Atlantic regions and their maritime heritage, and
  • Promoting solutions to respond to common challenges of the actors involved, thus reducing the existing regional disparities.

Programme area

Title for This Block

1. France
2. Ireland
3. Portugal
4. Spain
5. United Kingdom

Funds per priority

4 PRIORITY AREAS of strategic intervention with which projects must be aligned and thus contribute to the sustainable social and economic growth of the Atlantic Area regions:

Territorial risks



Innovation & competitiveness


Biodiversity, natural and cultural assets



Resource efficiency



The NEPTUNUS project under a Interreg Atlantic Area thematic proprietyy

Resource Eficiency

Fostering resource efficiency will promote renewable energies and energy efficiency models and support transnational cooperation initiatives devoted to the introduction of eco-innovations and the green growth economy.

  • Fostering renewable energies and energy efficiency.
  • Fostering green growth, eco-innovation and environmental efficiency