The general objective of the Interreg VI-A Italy-Slovenia Programme is enhanced cross-border cooperation for improving the quality of life of the population, preserving and promoting cultural and natural heritage and enhancing the climate neutrality of the Programme area through sustainable, innovative and inclusive growth.

It developed through 4 Strategic Objectives (also referred to as PO, 'Policy Objectives', and ISO, 'Interreg Specific Objectives'), which in turn are broken down into 7 Specific Objectives (in short, SO) as listed below:


PO 1 - A more competitive and smarter Europe by promoting innovative and smart economic transformation and regional ICT connectivity
  • SO 1 - Developing and enhancing research and innovation capacities and the uptake of advanced technologies
PO 2 - A greener, low-carbon transitioning towards a net zero carbon economy and resilient Europe by promoting clean and fair energy transition, green and blue investment, the circular economy, climate change mitigation and adaptation and risk prevention and management
  • SO 4 - Promoting climate change adaptation and disaster risk prevention, resilience, taking into account eco-system based approaches
  • SO 6 - Promoting the transition to a circular and resource efficient economy
  • SO 7 - Enhancing protection and preservation of nature, biodiversity, and green infrastructure, including in urban areas, and reducing all forms of pollution
PO 4 - A more social and inclusive Europe implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights
  • SO 6 - Enhancing the role of culture and sustainable tourism in economic development, social inclusion and social innovation
ISO 1 - A better cooperation governance
  • ISO 1.(b) - Enhance efficient public administration by promoting legal and administrative cooperation and cooperation between citizens, civil society actors and institutions, in particular, with a view to resolving legal and other obstacles in border regions
  • ISO 1.(c) - Build up mutual trust, in particular by encouraging people-to-people actions
A smarter Europe
A greener Europe
A more social Europe
Better governance