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Post 2020

Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2021-2027

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Interreg Italy-Croatia is quite a young ETC Programme, having only a single programming period (2014-2020) behind his back. Despite his recent history, the Programme developed nevertheless a fruitful cooperation path, discovering interesting and innovative fields of cooperation on which strong and effective partnerships between Italy and Croatia were involved in implementing joint ptrojects.
Now the time has come to take our cooperation towards the 2021-2027 Programme strategy, by applying the good practices learned up to now to tackle the remaining obstacles and seize new opportunities for the benefit of the Programme Area and citizens.

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Working Groups for the future Italy-Croatia 2021-2027

A preparatory Working Group for the future Interreg Italy-Croatia 2021-2027 (WG 21-27) Programme was set up in May 2020 composed by representatives from both Member States as well as from the European Commission. It was responsible for providing the basis for setting up the 2021-2027 Task Force, until its establishment. The Managing Authority and Joint Secretariat of the current Programme will support the process, also providing with the procurement of needed external expertise. The WG 21-27 met twice, in May and July 2020, and its task ran out when the Task Force is set up. 

Task Force Interreg Italy-Croatia 2021-2027 Programme

The composition and setting up of the Task Force 2021-2027 was formalized with official note of the Managing Authority n. 463266 of 30/10/2020.

By the means of the approved document Rules of Procedure (RoP) are defined internal rules of the Task Force regarding the composition and chairmanship, the functions, the meeting and working group organisation, the decision making process and the written procedures.

As established by Member States’ agreement the decided Task Force composition is the following:




Timing and roadmap

​​​​​​​The new Interreg Italy Croatia Programme is currently planned to be submitted to the European Commission by 2021.

Meetings of the Task force and planned events





Involvement and consultation process of the economic and social partners within the programming phase

In accordance with the multilevel governance principle, partners shall be involved in the preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation activities of the Programme.
A fundamental step of this process will be the consultation of citizens and relevant stakeholders, that will be linked here. Stay tuned!
In addition, on this website we will keep you updated of the latest developments regarding the programming process.

Post 2020 - Consultation webinars


In the framework of the drafting of the new Interreg Italy-Croatia Programme 2021-2027 and, in particular, of the Territorial and Socio-economic analysis, the Interreg Italy-Croatia Programme wants to involve the partnerships and the territories in identifying potentials to be valued and weaknesses to be overcome. 

The first round of consultations started with two webinars organized online for Croatian and Italian stakeholders, on 15th and 16th April 2021, previously consulted via an online survey.

The consultations were organized according to the same shared methodology, but the language was adapted to the needs of the local stakeholders invited by the Programme on behalf of the Task Force 21-27, thus Croatian and Italian were used respectively in order to guarantee the full understanding and acknowledgement of the overall content.

Almost​​​​​​​ 200 participants joined actively the webinars: 70 on Croatian and 120 on Italian side have been engaged in the online webinar. 

Poll voting was used to express stakeholder's opinion and provide inputs in relation to the macroarea B, C and D - all useful and that will constitute the starting point in shaping better the new Programme 21-27, all around Programme's stakeholders needs.

Please find out more from the presentations the Programme puts at disposal of all stakeholders hereinafter, and find out more about the results that came out from the live polling.


15th April 2021


Makro područje A – Analiza potreba teritorija Programa na domenama intervencije koje su već obuhvaćene Programom prekogranične suradnje Italija-Hrvatska za razdoblje 2014.-2020

Makro područje B – Ciljevi i ključni prioriteti u nacrtu EU propisa za razdoblje 2021.-2027.

Makro područje C – Projekti EUSAIR Flagship

Makro područje D – Inovacije u postupcima, vrste poziva


16th April 2021


Macro area A – Analisi dei bisogni del territorio del Programma sui settori di intervento già coperti dal Programma Interreg Italia-Croazia 2014-2020

Macro area B – Obiettivi e priorità chiave delle proposte di Regolamento per il periodo 2021-2027

Macro area C – Azioni EUSAIR Flagship

Macro area D – Innovazione nelle procedure e tipi di bandi


31st May 2021


The current document - Stakeholders' Consultations 21- 27 - presents in depth analysis and presentation of the stakeholders' needs and inputs received during the live poll organized in occasion of the 2 webinars with Croatian and Italian local stakeholders.

It is possible to read the agregated data results, as well as the entries from the Croatian and Italian stakeholders. The legend indicated for each graphic representation in different colours will facilitate the comprehension and data reading.

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Stakeholders' consultation webinar Italy: Shaping the new Programme 21-27
Stakeholders' consultation webinar Croatia: Shaping the new Programme 21 - 27


the contribution of IT_HR programme


ETC 2021-2027 and Documents

ETC 2021-2027 and Documents

For the programming period 2021-2027, the European Commission in May 2018 prepared and published the proposal of the EU budget for the future (Multiannual framework 2021-2027). ​​​
On 21 July 2020, the EU leaders reached a historic agreement on the next long-term budget and Next Generation EU. With reference to the legal framework of the future regional development and cohesion, since May 2018 the collection of proposals for amendments started, launching negotiations with the European Parliament and the Council in order to reach a common position.​​​​​​​

Also for the 2021-2027 programming period the cohesion policy is still one of the most substantial budget lines, representing the main investment policy of the European Union. Also the definition in two different objectives (the second one is Interreg, that is the European Territorial Cooperation) is confirmed, as well as the three Interreg strands: cross-border, transnational and interregional.   

With regard to the ETC Programmes 2021-2027 (among which is Italy-Croatia CBC Programme), the identification and the geographic coverage are currently being set. The ETC Programmes (and the Italy-Croatia CBC Programme) have started to reflect on their future. 

Here you can find a selection of the main documents concerning the POST 2020, drawn up at different levels:




New cohesion policy

Legislative provisions for INTERREG 2021-2027

Legislative acts - REGULATIONS (as published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 30th June 2021)

Regulation (EU) 2021/1058 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 June 2021 on the European Regional Development Fund and on the Cohesion Fund

Regulation (EU) 2021/1059 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 June 2021 on specific provisions for the European territorial cooperation goal (Interreg) supported by the European Regional Development Fund and external financing instruments

Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 June 2021 laying down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund Plus, the Cohesion Fund, the Just Transition Fund and the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund and financial rules for those and for the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, the Internal Security Fund and the Instrument for Financial Support for Border Management and Visa Policy



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