Interreg Sweden-Norway programme

The aim of the programme is to tackle common challenges identified in the border region through cross-border cooperation and to utilize the unused potential. By reducing border barriers and making use of the border regions collective resources we aim to connect regions across the border.

The programme has the following priorities for 2014-2020:

  • Innovative Environments
  • Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
  • Natural and Cultural Heritage
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Employment

The programme has a budget of 47 million euro from the European Regional Development Fund and 26 million euro from the Norwegian Government. Total budget along with other public and private co-financing is 146 million euro.

From 14th of May 2020 the programme has an ongoing application procedure.

The programme language is Norwegian or Swedish. Applications shall be made in any of the languages, or in a combination of the two languages.

For advice, contact the secretariat in Sweden or Norway.

Project examples

Films from Interreg Sweden-Norway projects with English subtitles:

Project examples from the programme on the European Commission’s website:

  • Green Drive Region – Encouraging Norwegian and Swedish cross-border drivers to switch to eco-friendly cars
  • Mid Nordic Film Export – Boosting the growth of Swedish and Norwegian film companies
  • The Entire Green Way – Driving fossil-free transport solutions in the Sweden-Norway border region

10 project examples from Interreg Sweden-Norway in the sustainable development field

Recorded digital session ”Cooperation as a learning experience” at European Week of Regions and Cities 2020.