Torbay Council and its regenerative arm, the Torbay Development Agency are expecting to find out this week if Torbay has been chosen to host the INTERREG IVB North West Europe Event 2010. But what is the INTERREG IVB North West Europe Event 2010?
According to the neweurope.eu site:
INTERREG IVB NWE is a financial instrument of the European Union’s Cohesion Policy. It funds projects which support transnational cooperation. The aim is to find innovative ways to make the most of territorial assets and tackle shared problems of Member States, regions and other authorities.
The event is expected to attract around 400 delegates from across Europe, including economic development professionals, local government officers and academics. It will be reviewing the progress of the North West Europe funding programme and looking at projects which can be delivered between different member states.
The Torbay Development Agency has submitted a bid to host the event and is the only partner in the region to have applied for it. Torbay will be competing against strong candidates – Belfast, Cambridge, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle.
If it is successful, the main event will be held at the Riviera International Conference Centre in December and other venues around the Bay will be utilised for smaller sessions.
Torbay will also be required to offer case studies on the theme of innovation, and where transnational cooperation has played a crucial role in the region.