This document was prepared by an informal working group including representatives from transnational programmes and interregional programmes*, with the support and facilitation of Interact. The group aimed to identify a common set of messages about the role and achievements of the transnational programmes. The paper represents the outcomes of this work in condensed form, along with examples to illustrate them. It is not a position paper, but part of the programmes’ overall visibility efforts. The 10 points included here present a set of distinctions that characterise transnational programmes.