Mer Innovate fall within the Axis 2 « Build partnership for cross-border economic develpment and centres of excellence” and the Objective 3 “Promote durable cooperation in maritime activities” of the the INTERREG IVA France (Channel) – England programme. The budget is 1 389 849 €, of which 50% is ERDF being 694 924,50 €.

Projects cofounded by the INTERREG IVA France (Channel) – England program must involve at least one partner from each side of the Channel, in the area mentioned below. The project must demonstrate a high level of cooperation between partners: joint development, joint implementation, joint staff, joint funding. For each project, partners shall appoint a single lead partner to be the project’s administrative leader, and shall sign a contract of partnership.


INTERREG IVA France (Channel) – England  is a European cross-border programme with a budget of 173,5 millions of euros for the period 2007-2013.

Website: INTERREG IVA France (Channel) – England

Website: European Commission