Interreg Sweden-Norway programme

The overall aim and objective of the programme is, through cross-border cooperation, to create the best conditions for an economically strong region with an attractive living environment.

The aim of the programme is that through cross-border cooperation tackle common challenges identified in the border region and to utilize the unused potential. By the removal of border barriers and make 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 transportation
  • Employment

The programme has a budget of 73 million euros in aid funds (EU funds 47 million euros, Norwegian IR Midler 26 million euros). Total along with other Swedish and Norwegian co-financing program approximately 146 million euro.

Applications are made twice a year. Pilot studies can be applied for ongoing.

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.

All of us speak English!


Project examples

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

Examples of movies from 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