First Call for Preparatory projects - Announcement

The first call for preparatory projects in the Interreg NPA 2021-2027, opens on 29th August and closes on 19th September 2022 12:00 (noon) CET.


The Monitoring Committee is expected to decide on the successful project applications on 23rd November 2022. (Decision date subject to approval by NPA Monitoring committee at its September meeting)

In order to support the development of high quality applications the Interreg NPA encourages applicants to submit their preparatory project ideas.

The purpose of preparatory projects is to develop project ideas in a more specific and focused direction, to examine the need for the project outputs among end users and stakeholders and to build up transnational partnerships. This type of projects is also the opportunity for organisations new to the Interreg NPA programme, to become more experienced and build capacity in view of a prospective role as partners or Lead partners.

Ideally, preparatory projects conclude with the presentation of a main project application by the end date of a call for main project proposals.

How to Apply

Project applicants intending to submit an application should visit the dedicated Preparatory Projects Call webpage to access the Terms of Reference, Application Pack and find all relevant guidance to submit an application.

Organisations interested in applying, are recommended to be in touch with the Regional Contact Point in their region. Alternatively, they can contact Christopher Parker at the Programme Secretariat, christopher.parker{at}