B2N Project in brief


The B2N project (“BUSINESS TO NATURE – Interregional Approach to SMEs and Entrepreneurship in Natural Areas”) was an initiative co-financed under the INTERREG IVC programme, which aimed at contributing to the economic and sustainable development of European regions by demonstrating and promoting best practices in entrepreneurship development in natural areas.

  •   The B2N Project was an INTERREG IVC project running from January 2010 until December of 2012;
  • The B2N partnership consisted of 10 public institutions from 8 EU countries (France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom); till June 2011 the project consisted of 11 partners from 9 EU countries but Veliko Tarnovo Municipality from Bulgaria withdrew from the project;
  • The B2N project resulted in the development of strategic documents with good practices and policy recommendations which help European policy makers in better responding to the challenge of reconciling economic development with environmental protection;
  • The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC, financed by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention.

The total amount of the project was € 1 893 085,24 (originally: € 1 954 465,03)
The European Regional Development Found contribution was € 1 495 691,09 (originally € 1 551 364,68).

 

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INTERREG IVC DG Regio
The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC, financed by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention. EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy-makers.