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Welcome to Interreg Deutschland-Danmark

The programme Interreg Deutschland-Danmark promotes cross-border cooperation between Germany and Denmark. The current programme (2014 – 2020) is the fifth generation of Interreg (Interreg 5A) and unites the two former German-Danish cross-border Interreg regions (Fehmarnbeltregion and Syddanmark-Schleswig-K.E.R.N.).

Interreg aims at enhancing cross-border collaboration by funding German-Danish projects in four focused subject areas that are essential to the region. The programme is funded with 90 mio. € by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Behind Interreg Deutschland-Danmark stand 11 programme partners from Denmark and Germany – two Danish regions and nine German districts and cities from Schleswig-Holstein. In total, 3.6 million people are living in the programme region. Therefore, it is important that the region is continuously developing and creating opportunities for its citizens.

Interreg fosters the growth of the region in the areas of economics, employment, education, tourism and culture by funding cross-border innovative projects that want to create positive change for the German-Danish cooperation. Like about 70 other Interreg programmes around Europe we believe that through constant development and integration the national border will no longer be a barrier but accomplish mutual enrichment.

Project film of NAKUWA

Our nature is as beautiful as an important part of sustainable tourism. The NAKUWA project enables, among other things, bird watching on both sides of the border and thus gives many tourists the opportunity to experience our beautiful program region.

Project film of STaRForCE

Talent can be found on both sides of the border. The “Starforce” project helps trainees to find and pursue their strengths regardless of the german/ danish border.

Project film of DTU/ DDJ

3000 students from Denmark and Germany are working together to promote intercultural understanding.

Project film of carpeDIEM

An electric car is only as climate-friendly as the energy with which it is charged.

Projetct film of BOOST

An internship on the other side of the border or even further education? In this way the German-Danish labor market can be strengthened.

Project film of BUG/ GoG

German and Danish emergency services have the opportunity to cross the border without any problems in emergency situations in order to be able to provide first aid on site.

Programme film of Interreg Deutschland-Danmark

How we promote Danish-German cooperation

As Interreg Deutschland-Danmark we fund German-Danish projects but also support the project partners in the process from coming up with a project idea to realizing the project with Interreg funding. In this regard, we offer project consulting and provide assistance with the search for suitable project partners (e.g. through the partner index on our webpage).


The Interreg-secretariat is happy to help you with any questions. Contact us via: ceh@rsyd.dk .


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Programme Bodies

Interreg Deutschland-Danmark consists of three bodies that are closely working together, meeting up regularly and supporting each other. Interregs administration consists of two parts – the managing authority and the secretariat. The third body is the Interreg-committee which is responsible for controlling the correct implementation of the programme and approving the Interreg-projects.


Our Interreg Deutschland-Danmark secretariat is located in Kruså, Denmark, 300 meters away from the German-Danish border. The employees of the secretariat are the first contact point for all project partners and applicants. They inform potential participants about funding opportunities and support them throughout the whole process of the project work. They check project ideas, support and counsel in the elaboration process of the proposals and follow-up on the projects and the general implementation of the projects. The secretariat is working closely together with the managing authority and is responsible for the area of communication and PR.

Managing Authority

Our managing authority has their office in Kiel, Germany. From there they are responsible for the economic and lawful implementation of the programme.  They ensure the realization of all set programme tasks and take strategic control of the programme.

Moreover, the managing authority takes care of developing and updating relevant documents. They also have the responsibility of verifying the legality of project applications and checking payment claims. Finally, they are supporting the Interreg-committee and keep in touch with the EU and national authorities.


The Interreg-committee consists of 34 members from Germany and Denmark including the 11 programme partners and representatives from different social, environmental and economic institutions. The committee makes the final decisions about the funding of each project, monitors the correct implementation of the Interreg-programme and controls the progress in reaching the set goals.