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Interreg FCE reaches commitment target, with five new projects approved


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 The Interreg France (Channel) England programme has reached its commitment target, with €210m pledged to projects delivering economic, social and environmental benefits for the channel area. 

The milestone was reached after five new projects were approved at the Selection Sub Committee virtual meeting on Thursday 28 January 2021. 

These five projects receive a total value of €7.7m ERDF, bringing the total number of approved FCE projects to 49. 

The five new projects, which include two micro projects, focus on green growth, reducing carbon emissions, managing flood risks and increasing fish diversity of coastal waters across the Channel region. They are highlighted below: 

  • BRIC, led by Plymouth City Council, will focus on flood risk management in disadvantaged communities through co-creation and locally led action.
  • RCSfW, led by University of Plymouth, will develop, deploy and monitor reconstructed soils from waste materials to reduce landfill and reduce carbon emissions.
  • FISH INTEL, also led by University of Plymouth, will improve the ecosystem, water quality and fish diversity of the coastal waters in the Channel region through ecosystem-based fisheries management.
  • ABCD, a micro project led by Département du Finistère, will reduce the carbon footprint in the dairy industry through testing and implementing changes to the dairy cattle diet.
  • IMPULS2, a micro project led by Kent County Council, will support 100 SMEs in the life sciences and nutrition sector to increase innovation capacity and export sales potential. 

More detailed project information will be available on our website soon.

 The programme has agreed that there is some scope for over commitment. Remember, the final submission deadline for projects to the FCE programme is on 15 March 2021.