INnovation among
EURopean Subregions

About IN-EUR

IN-EUR is a Regional Initiative Project of the INTERREG IVC Programme of 3 years duration (2012 - 2014), which addresses the need for local level strategies to foster innovation and knowledge growth all over the EU.

Lead partner

South - East Regional Development Agency - Romania
  • Province of Lucca - Italy
  • Lithuanian Innovation Center - Lithuania
  • Local Councils' Association - Malta
  • Development Centre of the Heart of Slovenia
  • Bautzen Innovation Centre - Germany
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Marseille Provence - France
  • Roscommon County Council - Ireland
  • WESTBIC- Business and Innovation Centre - Ireland


Main objective

The overall project objective is to use interregional cooperation to improve quality of innovation policy at local level through sharing, integrating and transferring methodologies for measuring innovation. Through improved innovation policy, based on information gained from a tested methodology and following a result orientated approach, local authorities can avoid duplication, gaps and subsequent waste of public resources.
Sub objective
To share, adapt and apply existing models for measuring local innovation;
To enhance local and interregional cooperation on the overall theme and on specific models;
To verify the model's effectiveness through extensive local participation;
To mainstream the ALBI (Advanced Local Balance of Innovation) model into local policy.


Interregional Cooperation Programme

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.