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Southern Region European Territorial Co-Operation Network
Southern Region European Territorial Co-Operation Network

What does ETC mean?

The European Union promotes cooperation between regions and countries to help their economic and social development and tackle the obstacle of borders. European Territorial Co-operation (ETC), more commonly known as Interreg, is one of the two objectives of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the EU Cohesion Policy. ETC provides a framework for the implementation of joint projects between national, regional and local stakeholders from different Member States with the goal of finding common solutions to common problems.

 

What is the ETC Network?

The ETC Network in the Southern Region is a forum for all those working on and/or interested in ETC projects. Members can benefit and learn from each other’s projects, share experiences to build a meaningful platform and network with the aim of supporting the delivery of sustainable regional development (including RSES and other regional initiatives) to the benefit of the region.

There are currently over 200 members of the ETC Network in the Southern Region. Benefits of being a member include:

  • Updates on EU Programmes and funding calls
  • Annual Conference and events throughout the year
  • Informational Sessions towards capacity building (agendas that are informed by members)
  • Targeted interactions linking Local Authorities, Higher Education Institutions, SME’s and Civil Societies
  • Networking opportunities

Many members are involved in Interreg Programmes (Interreg Europe, North-West Europe, Atlantic Area, Northern Periphery and Artic, URBACT and ESPON) but there are also members who are involved other EU Funded Programmes (HORIZON, Erasmus+, Creative Europe, LIFE, Just Transition and more).

The Southern Regional Assembly facilitates the ETC Network with the support and participation of the ETC Network members. The ETC Network is owned by its members.

 

How do I join?

All working on and/or interested in ETC projects are welcome to become members of the ETC Network.

Sign up to join the ETC Network & Mailing List through this link. Key words you share through this form will allow us to “find” you if approached by an international consortium looking for an Irish partner in an area of expertise relevant to you.

 

Previous Events and Activities

If you wish to have more information on the activities of the ETC Network please click on the Past Events Button on the right hand side of this page where we have uploaded the agenda, presentations and recordings of past events.

 

Future

Members of the ETC Network can guide and shape the direction of future events and activities. The Southern Regional Assembly can identify and facilitate speakers, help members to source speakers and try to facilitate if there are particular topics of interest. Make contact with us if you have a topic of interest by emailing awhelan@southernassembly.ie

For information on Upcoming Events, please click on the Upcoming Events Button on the right hand side.

 

Get in touch!

If you have questions about the ETC Network please email Áine Whelan, Projects Officer, Southern Regional Assembly through awhelan@southernassembly.ie

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