The new Call for Preparatory projects is open!

The call for preparatory projects is open from 23rd August to 22nd September 2023 12:00 (noon) CET. The Interreg NPA Monitoring Committee will decide on the successful project applications in the second half of November 2023.


Preparatory projects are an important tool for development of strong and well-balanced main project applications.

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.

In a preparatory project organisations new to the NPA can test themselves in the role of project lead partners or partners. These projects are short and easier to coordinate than main projects, they enable partnerships to build a strong network and a quality project proposal.

Both, experienced and inexperienced project partners are encouraged to apply and use the preparatory projects for establishing new connections and develop their main project.

The Terms of Reference for this call, the guidance documents and the Application Pack are available on the call dedicated webpage.

If you are interested in applying, we recommend that you carefully check the call page with more detailed information. We also recommend to get in touch with the Regional Contact Point in your region, or you can contact Christopher Parker at the Programme Secretariat, christopher.parker{at}