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Balance is a project within the interreg IVA 2 Mers Seas Zeeën Programme, priority 2: Promoting and enhancing a safe and healthy environment. The INTERREG IVA 2 Mers Seas Zeeën Programme promotes crossborder cooperation between the coastal regions of 4 Member States: France (Nord-Pas de Calais), England (SW, SE, E), Belgium (Flanders) and The Netherlands (South coastal area).

The 2 Seas crossborder Operational Programme was approved by the European Commission in September 2008 and has a budget of €167 million community funding (ERDF) for the period 2007-2013. The Programme has three priority themes as well as a common priority with the France (Channel) – England INTERREG IVA Programme.

  • Priority 1: Creating an economically competitive, attractive and accessible area
  • Priority 2: Promoting and enhancing a safe and healthy environment
  • Priority 3: Improving quality of life
  • Priority 4: Common priority with the France (Channel) – England programme.

Two types of cooperation projects can be supported within the Programme. These are:

  • Regular Crossborder Cooperation projects that bring together partners from different countries in the Programme area who wish to develop or solve a shared cross-border issue in line with the objectives of the Programme priorities.
  • Strategic projects that are approved and identified by the Programme Authorities and seen as essential in achieving the Programme Objectives More information on Interreg IVA 2 Seas: http://www.interreg4a-2mers.eu/