The INTERRE V-A- Spain - Portugal Programme 2014-2020 (POCTEP) is the direct consequence of the favorable experience that since 1989 has involved the cooperation on the borderline between both countries, which has enabled and pretends to keep advancing in the improvement of the quality of life of the people living in the Cooperation Space.
The Cross-border Space between Spain and Portugal is constituted by 37 NUTS III belonging to both countries, thus ensuring the coherence and continuity of the areas established in the previous programme period:
• Spain: Ourense, Pontevedra, Zamora, Salamanca, Cáceres, Badajoz, Huelva, A Coruña, Lugo, Ávila, León, Valladolid, Cádiz, Córdoba and Sevilla.
• Portugal: Alto Minho, Cávado, Terras Tras-os-Montes, Douro, Beiras e Serra de Estela, Beira Baixa, Alto Alentejo, Alentejo Central, Baixo Alentejo, Algarve, Ave, Alto Tâmega, Tâmega e Sousa, Área Metropolitana do Porto, Viseu Dão-Lafões, Região de Coimbra, Médio Tejo, Região de Aveiro, Região de Leiria, Oeste and Alentejo Litoral.
The POCTEP 2014-2020 acts in five grand spheres or thematic objectives:
Enhance research, technological development, and innovation, specifically:
· To improve the scientific excellence of the Cross-Border Cooperation Space and in the research lines with the potential to be internationally competitive.
· To improve the participation of the business sector in the innovation processes and the I+D+i activities closer to the market (technological development, testing, innovation) susceptible of being commercially exploited.
The POCTEP contemplates actions in favor of research, development, and innovation, such as:
Research and innovation activities, including the creation of networks.
Technology transfer and university-business cooperation, especially for the benefit of SMEs.
Processes of research and innovation in SMEs.
It also includes actions related to business development and the promotion of quality employment:
Likewise, in terms of the environment and energy and ecological infrastructures, the POCTEP foresees measures of:
Finally, the Programme provides for other types of actions related to improving the institutional capacity of public administrations and services through cross-border cooperation.
Universities, higher education institutions, Technology Centers, Research Institutes, Science and Technology Parks, Public Administrations, companies, Regional Development Agencies, Development and Economic Promotion Foundations, Chambers of Commerce, Companies, groupings of companies, business associations, Civil Protection Services, Hydrographic Confederations, Natural Parks and Associations for the defense and management of the Natural Heritage, Associations and organizations of the Civil Society.
|Thematic objective||Total cos||FEDER help|
|1. Promote research, technological development and innovation||104.847.685||78.635.764|
|3. Improve the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises||76.872.720||57.654.540|
|5. Promote adaptation to climate change in all sectors||26.971.245||20.228.434|
|6. Protect the environment and promote the efficiency of resources||122.298.224||91.723.668|
|11. Improvement of the institutional capacity and efficiency of public administration||41.926.976||31.445.232|