About the programme

Secretariat contact details

Due to a water damage, the secretariat has been temporarily re-located in other offices. Except for a slight change of address, everything is back to normal and we are ready to take your call or reply to your e-mail. All contact details can be found here.      

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In order to submit an application or progress reports on finance and activities, you must have an authorised signatory. Learn more about the role of the authorised signatory and how to become an authorised signatory in our FAQ section and the programme manual.  

Results

Explore our past results in our project portfolio and find out all there is to know about results in 2014 - 2020.

About the programme

If you look at the statistics, the North Sea Region is a great place to live and work. Educational attainment is high, health systems are robust and society is relatively prosperous. But the region’s stability and long-term prosperity depends on finding answers to some big questions.

What can be done to stimulate sustainable, economic growth? How must society adjust to climate change, especially more frequent major flooding? And are their ways to clean up our environment and manage resources more wisely?

Our overall aim is to support development and foster sustained economic growth across the region. We help enterprises, institutions, public administrations, NGOs and others to pool their expertise, share their experience and cooperate to develop realistic solutions to problems shared by organisations across the region.

With a budget of 167 million euros, we manage projects with a particular focus on pilots, demonstrations and trials. Projects typically explore how organisations can work better, often together, for the long-term. Although cutting edge technology is important, we are just as interested in work to develop and test new organisational structures, support networks and innovative practices.

We focus on four themes that are most relevant and pressing across the region.