Local and regional initiatives to reduce national inequalities and to promote social inclusion
Cooperation, knowledge and experience sharing can be key triggers in stimulating dynamic regional development. The EU’s cohesion and regional policy is targeted towards reducing economic and social disparities between and within countries. It also promotes cooperation between regions.Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway provide complementary support to these initiatives and support programmes on local and regional initiatives in several countries. The programmes aim at strengthening social and economic cohesion at national, regional and local levels.