The INTERACT programme is a part of the INTERREG III Community Initiative. Its main focus is to take advantage of the experience and knowledge acquired in the previous stages of the INTERREG Community Initiative and, especially, to increase the efficiency of the on-going stages of INTERREG III Community Initiative (2000 - 2006). The programme focuses on remedying existing imperfections in order to increase the impact of the INTERREG III Community Initiative on economic and social cohesion, as well as cooperation both within the European Union and with neighbouring countries.

Programming period 2007 – 2013

The INTERACT programme continues in the programming period 2007 – 2013 as OP INTERACT II under the goals of economic and social cohesion policy (ESC) called European Territorial Cooperation (ETC).