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EU funds: Interreg Europe approved 14 Italian-led projects

Out of 74, to improve innovation, SMEs, environment policies

28 March, 15:00
(ANSA) - BRUSSELS, MARCH 28 - There are 14 Italian-led projects among the 74 projects which have been approved and will be financed by Interreg Europe, the European Union's cross-border program that assists regional and local governments in implementing policies to favor citizens. The projects were selected from 170 applications received on the occasion of the fourth Interreg Europe call for bids, which made available almost 212m euros. These projects were submitted by 1,262 entities and organizations, out of which 157 from Italy, the largest number among the countries participating in Interreg Europe. Out of the 14 Italian-led projects, four focus on 'research and innovation', three on 'SME competitiveness', three on 'low-carbon economy', and four on 'environment and resource efficiency'. Among the project-coordinators are: the Municipality of Genoa (e-government services), the Autonomous Province of Trento (dialogue for local growth), the Municipality of Prato (SMEs and industry 4.0 industry), Empolese Valdelsa Development Agency (SMEs and Industry 4.0), Municipality of Florence (creative solutions for the development of SMEs), Iuav University of Venice (exchange of information on environment and renewable energy), Friuli Venezia Giulia Region (smart specialization), Anci Toscana (governance of regional services) , Municipality of Reggio Emilia (development of peri-urban areas) and Lazio Region (circular economy) (ANSA).

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