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About EU 2020 Going Local

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EU 2020 Going Local is a capitalisation project co-funded by INTERREG IVC Programme that was launched in October 2010 with a total budget of 1,5 million EUR. The partnership is composed of 14 partners from 9 EU member states.

The partners of the project are:

• Sörrnland Regional Council, Sweden
• Örebro Regional Development Council, Sweden
• Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
• City of Duisburg, Germany
• Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban region, Slovenia
• Riga Planning Region, Latvia
• Zemgale Planning Region, Latvia
• Stoke-on-Trent City Council, United Kingdom
• Municipality of Schaerbeek, Belgium
• Ministry for sustainable development and infrastructure, Luxembourg
• Province of Gelderland, the Netherlands
• Regio Achterhoek, the Netherlands
• Local Government Yorkshire and Humber, United Kingdom
• Cartaxo Municipality, Portugal 

 As a capitalisation project, it focuses on a transfer of Good Practices, which were previously developed and identified by the partners, into the Structural Funds programmes of the partner regions.

Through regional cooperation the project is intended to contribute to an effective implementation of the EU 2020 strategy at both local and regional levels.

Since growth strategies of the EU are formulated and targeted at the national level, implementation needs to be tailored to the diversity of different European territories, as well as to the regional and local needs and circumstances. Therefore a successful implementation of the EU policies cannot be realised without the active participation of all involved stakeholders: politicians, public authorities, administrative bodies, development agencies and the local population. Sharing and transferring Good Practices from all partners, within the field of energy and sustainable transports, engage all stakeholders. 

The project is implemented through workshops, conferences, site visits and continuous work in all the participating regions.


The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC, financed by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention. EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy-makers.

Elisabeth Langgren Lundov
Project coordinator
Sörmland Regional Councíl
+46(0)70-666 49 64