Finance Minister unveils action plan to increase funding to Wales through EU collaborative projects
Launching Wales’ European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) programmes action plan, the Minister will highlight the collaborative opportunities for Welsh organisations and businesses presented through the EU funding programmes 2014-2020 to address common social, economic and environmental challenges.
Wales participates in five ETC programmes, also known as Interreg, including the Ireland Wales programme which was launched by the Minister in March this year. During 2007-2013, Welsh partners participated in 94 projects with Wales benefitting from €43 million of EU funds. The aim is to increase the value of ETC investments to Wales to €60m – an increase of 40%.