INTERREG IIIC - Programme of interregional co-operation in Europe (INTERREG IIIC)
With INTERREG IIIC, interregional co-operation was promoted between regional and other public authorities across the entire EU territory and neighbouring countries. It allowed regions without joint borders to work together in common projects and develop networks of co-operation. The co-operations under INTERREG IIIC gave access to experience of other actors involved in regional development policy and created synergies between 'best practice' projects and the Structural Fund's mainstream programmes. The overall aim was to improve the effectiveness of regional development policies and instruments through large-scale information exchange and sharing of experience (networks) in a structured way. The INTERREG IIIC programme was financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), as part of the Structural Funds, and co-financed by national project partners. The application period was 2002-2006. All activities had to be finalised by end of 2008.