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Cooperation actions

The story of cooperation within the Investment for growth and jobs (IGJ) goal is not new. It is especially highlighted during the 2021-2027 period, when member states had to plan cooperation actions in each specific objective. 

Due to the limited number of experiences and practices currently available, the work on cooperation actions within the IGJ programmes is seen challenging. 

One of Interact’s activities is to support IJG programmes by harmonising and simplifying the work with cooperation actions referred to in point (d) (vi) of Article 22(3) of Regulation (EU) 2021/1060.

Who this work is for

This work is primarily aimed at IJG programme managing authorities and implementing bodies, as well as other cooperation actors who seek to develop and work on cooperation actions with beneficiaries located in at least one other member state or outside the Union.

What we are working on

In 2023, Interact revived the support for cooperation actions within IJG programmes. 

During the first half of 2024, Interact will publish a review of best practices of cooperation actions and will organise a kick-off meeting for programme bodies interested in implementing cooperation actions for the 2021-2027 period. The event will help in the process of identifying potential partnerships and will provide support for the first steps in shaping actions. The event will also highlight examples and approaches to support cooperation actions, focusing on calls and verification methods, to strengthen our framework for cooperative practices. 

Following the programme bodies' demand, Interact will provide tailor-made coaching for future cooperation actions. Interact will also continue supporting DG Regio training and capacity building efforts.


For more information please contact Stoyan Kanatov.

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