What is an Interreg project?

Interreg programmes are cross-border cooperation programmes supported by European Regional Development Funds (ERDF). The strategy of the programme is based on the new Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth - a framework of objectives that the European Union wants to achieve by 2020.

The France-Wallonia-Flanders programme concerns French and Belgian regions that cooperate to remove the border and aims at supporting the economic and social exchanges between four border regions: Régions Hauts-de-France and Grand Est in France ; Wallonia, Western and Eastern Flanders in Belgium. The programme seeks to share knowledge and practices while developing the potentials of each region, and this, for the benefit of the population of this area.

The Interreg 2 Seas programme covers coastal areas along the southern part of the North Sea and English Channel. Four different Member States are involved: England, France, the Netherlands and Belgium (Flanders). The overall objective is to develop an innovative, knowledge and research based, sustainable and inclusive 2 Seas area, where natural resources are protected and the green economy is promoted.

UCCS is involved in four Interreg France-Wallonia-Flanders projects and one 2 Seas project.



"Innovative coupling of technologies for Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) treatment : new ways to improve air quality"

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ERDF funding: 1 497 535 € - Total cost: 2 722 790 €

5 opérateurs sont impliqués dans le projet DepollutAir : Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale (France), Université de Lille (France), Université de Gand (Belgique), Université de Mons (Belgique), Université de Namur (Belgique).

5 partners are involved in the DepollutAir project : University of Littoral Côte d’Opale (France), Lille University (France), Ghent University (Belgium), Mons University (Belgium), Namur University (Belgium).

Lead partner: University of Littoral Côte d’Opale (France)

Lead project for Lille University: Jean-François Lamonier




"New polymeric materials based on microalgaes"

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ERDF funding: 1 920 565 € - Total cost: 3 491 937 €

7 partners are involved in the Alpo project : Mons University (Belgium), Lille University (France), Ghent University (Belgium), KU Leuven (Belgium), University of Reims Champagne Ardennes (France), AgroParisTech (France).

Lead partner: Mons University (Belgium)

Lead project for Lille University: Philippe Zinck



"Thermoplastic elastomers, from conventional to second generation"

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ERDF funding : 1 303 181 € - Total cost : 2 369 420 €

5 partners are involved in the Elastoplast project: Centexbel (Belgium), Lille University (France), Materia Nova (Belgium), KU Leuven (Belgium), IMT Lille Douai (France).

Lead partner: Centexbel (Belgium)

Lead project for Lille University: Philippe Zinck




"Electrons to high value Chemical products"

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ERDF funding: 4 310 887 € - Total cost: 7 184 812 €

7 partners are involved in the E2C project : Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (Netherlands), Technical University Delft (Netherlands), University of Exeter (UK), University of Sheffield (UK), Flemish Institute for Technological Research (Belgium), Flemish Institute for Technological Research (Belgium), Lille University (France)

Lead partner: Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (Netherlands)

Lead project for Lille University: Belcacem Ould Bouamama, Andrei Khodakov


"Conversion of plastic wastes into chemical compounds of interest using a gasification process"

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ERDF funding: 1 278 818 € - Total cost: 2 557 637 €

8 partners are involved in the PSYCHE project : Ghent University (Belgium), CERTECH (Belgium), CNRS (France), MATIKEM (France), Catalisti (Belgium), GRENNWIN (Belgium), Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), National School for Chemistry of Lille (France)

Lead partner: Ghent University (Belgium)

Lead project for CNRS: Andrei Khodakov

Lead project for ENSCL: Mirella Virginie