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    2022-03-24

    Have you noticed that you can find your very own statistical overview of Interreg in keep.eu?

    The tables and charts of keep.eu’s renewed Statistics now cover all the themes, all the countries and regions, all the types of Interreg programmes, all the programming periods since 2000 – and more. The four new Statistics pages have all those figures, as well as an area featuring Interreg numbers per population and area. This makes the figures much easier to compare. You can also check which countries and regions cooperate the most, on what and with which other countries and regions.

    For all of those figures, use the filters to select which regions or countries you want to compare, which thematic areas, which periods, and which programmes. You can then opt for exporting the data to worksheets or export the tables or charts as images.

    Also check out some interesting charts included in Statistics. Those are examples of charts for your use. Please feel free to suggest any other types of charts that you could find useful in your work. To send us your suggestion, use the contact form on the top menu of the website. We will appreciate your suggestion – and will definitely work on it.

    2022-03-24

    The first calls for new project proposals are already taking place, and hundreds of applicants are seeking for partners. It is worth keeping in mind that the Partners section of keep.eu holds well over 100k Interreg partnerships and is therefore a great source of information on potential partner organisations under all themes covered by Interreg. If you are a registered keep.eu user, you can even use keep.eu to contact them (using a form that does not disclose the recipient’s email, but with the certainty that all email addresses are periodically verified by Interact).

    Also, with its over 25k projects, keep.eu can also serve as a powerful tool to find and build project ideas. Don’t hesitate to spread the word to Interreg applicants anywhere in Europe.

    2022-03-01

    The objective of the EU Green Deal is for Europe to become the first climate neutral continent by 2050. While the objective is well-known by now, there is more to attaining it than merely reducing the carbon footprint (the negative climate impact of our activities).

    Have you heard of the carbon handprint? Activities mitigating climate change are considered to leave a carbon handprint, and are hence a favourable course of action.

    When searching keep.eu with the term “carbon footprint” we come up with nearly 100 projects and over 200 documents about decreasing negative environmental impacts. Many of these projects are tackling challenges towards the ambitious goal of the Green Deal, and – in fact – working to increase the carbon handprint (even if the term is not as widely used and a search with such phrase returns no projects). Below is a handful of impressive examples:

    – Recycling the Future Automotive Interior, which worked out a new way to recycle fiber and raw material mixtures in textiles (like a sweater made of 70% cotton and 30% polyester) to produce yarn through new spinning methods
    – BalkanROAD, helping agribusinesses to create local value chains and prove and communicate the environmental footprint of their products directly to consumers
    – BEEP, working on enhanced energy efficiency of public buildings and H-CHP on that of households in remote areas, as well as
    – OptiTrans and E-MOPOLI, working on greener public transport solutions and
    – SMART-SPACE, addressing energy consumption of public spaces.

    There is a lot to be proud of already. Let’s continue the good work to further reduce the carbon footprint and increase the handprint.

    2021-12-21

    With over 15,000 project output documents, and 25,500 projects (and counting), keep.eu can be a great source of thematic information, knowledge and innovation. Document search results in keep.eu can now be saved as Excel files, with the list of all the relevant documents that users can refer to in keep.eu. Moreover, the links to those documents are part of this Excel export, making life even easier for those looking for thematic knowledge produced by Interreg. In order to get hold of the documents of your interest, and their list in Excel, make a search, switch to document view and export the results. It’s as simple as that!

    2021-12-21

    Looking back at 2021, the Representativeness section of keep.eu is our champion in terms of use growth. Being the only place in the world where one can find out how many Interreg, Interreg IPA CBC and ENI CBC projects, partners and programmes there are per programming period and per type of programme, the winning position is well deserved. Another part of keep.eu providing answers to the common questions of “how many” and “how much” is the Statistics section, coming in second in growth of visibility during 2021.

    If we do not look at growth, but only at the number of users and sessions of keep.eu, the most sought after area of keep.eu in 2021 was Projects and documents, followed by Programmes, then by Partners, and by Countries and regions.

    Encouraged by these insights and the continued growth of keep.eu use, we will continue our work to include much more information on projects, programmes and partners. Thank you for another insightful year on our joint path and see you in 2022!

    2021-11-16

    Starting in 2022, keep.eu will contain data from 2021-2027 partners, projects and programmes. At the same time, some new functionalities will be around for building partner networks. For instance, the Participant Identification Code (PIC) will be available to enhance the identification of partner organisations. Also, project partners will be able to work out their presentations in keep.eu, proposing specific services and expertise. And just like now, they will be able to contact other partners featured in keep.eu but with more powerful contacting features (currently under study).

    How will the future look like? This and more will be discussed during two hours, at the meeting of the keep.eu 3.0 Group on 25 November. This meeting is open to everyone who want to learn or have a say on how information and search mechanisms covering the whole of Interreg can be better put to the service of partners and applicants. Find more information and register here.

    2021-10-26

    You have hopefully heard that keep.eu is well on its way collecting project output documents to its database. At the time of writing this text, the number of project output documents in keep.eu was approaching 10,000. At that very same time, 20% of the projects in the database, that were closed for a minimum of six months ago, featured at least one document in keep.eu.

    Keep.eu’s project output library represents an accrued guarantee that the knowledge and solutions developed by the projects will not disappear. It also provides a much easier access to the aggregated thematic expertise of Interreg, Interreg IPA cross-border and ENI CBC. The collection of these documents is made autonomously by Interact, in rounds. Users can quickly grasp how many projects per programme feature documents in keep.eu by referring to keep.eu’s Representativeness page and scrolling down to header ‘Documents’.

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