Community Initiative Programm (CIP)
INTERREG III Cooperation
4E0026I – EUPOS-IRC
The INTERREG IIIC Programme was one of the three strands of the European Community Initiative INTERREG III of the last promotional period 2000-2006. INTERREG III was designed to strengthen economic and social cohesion in the European Union by promoting cross-border (strand A), trans-national (strand B) and interregional (strand C) co-operation.
The overall objective of the INTERREG IIIC Programme, which focused on interregional co-operation, was to improve the effectiveness of policies and instruments for regional development and cohesion in a structured way – through large-scale information exchange and sharing of experience. The INTERREG IIIC Programme, in particular, aimed at promoting Europe-wide co-operation among regions and municipalities with the goal to transfer and exchange information, knowledge and good practice on the types of activity supported under Objective 1 and 2 programmes, the INTERREG Community initiative, URBAN Community initiative, and the Innovative Action programmes. INTERREG IIIC should encourage regional and other public authorities, irrespective of their involvement in the listed Programmes, to view interregional co-operation as a means of enhancing their development through access to the experiences of others. In this way, the added value of the individual Structural Funds interventions in the different regions could be expanded throughout Europe.
In this context 9 partners from 8 countries coming from the EUPOS initiative had decided to go beyond the technical aims of the EUPOS initiative and to promote the use of the EUPOS services for the benefit of regional development in the framework of an interregional cooperation, to form a consortium under the leadership of the Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development and to submit the application for "EUPOS–Interregional Co-operation (EUPOS-IRC)". The Senate Department for Urban Development had the leading role in the development of the operation’s idea which was discussed with and agreed by all partners e.g. on a special EUPOS-IRC workshop in 9/04. The operation had the moral support of the full EUPOS partnership and the United Nations. The added value of the operation for the EUPOS initiative is the integration of the EUPOS services into regional decision processes and activities. EUPOS became institutionalised beyond the geodetic framework, since applications of the EUPOS services were discussed respectively important for the single regions in the context of the project. A lot of applications were described in a study on DGNSS applications (cf. Component 4 Results). Some of them were regarded or tested more intensively, auto-steering of agricultural machines, flood management, detection of underground utilities and geodetic tasks.
Duration: 1 October 2006 – 31 December 2007
Project part-financed by European Union
Last Updated ( Friday, 03 April 2009 )