Conference programme

Join the North Sea Conference 2018, 13-14 June, exploring the future of the North Sea Region! The European Union prepares for a new budget period with new programmes. The North Sea Commission is starting to write a post-2020 North Sea Region strategy.

What are the takeaways from current policies and projects that we want to see in future strategies and programmes?

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North Sea Commission meetings

(for North Sea Commission members only)

09.00 - 12.00    North Sea Commission thematic group meetings
12.00 - 13.00     Lunch  
13.00 - 17.00     North Sea Commission Annual Business Meeting
17.00 - 18.00   North Sea Commission Executive Committee Meeting


(For project developers)

Idea Generation workshop

09.00 - 16,00    Idea Generation Camp

Learn more and register for this workshop

Communication workshop

(for communication specialists working with the Interreg VB North Sea Region Programme)

09.00 - 16.00         Comnmunicating for Impact Bootcamp 

Note: This event is limited to one expert per project. For this event, projects will receive a separate notification including more information and a separate registration link.


Main programme  


Opening and networking dinner

Dinner venue: Båthusteatret, Verkstedveien 12, 1671 Kråkerøy, Norway. > View map

The restaurant is located by the river Glomma, approximately 10 minutes' walking distance from the Quality Hotel. 

19.00                  Welcome
    Welcome speeches by Østfold Conty Council, the North Sea Comission
and the North Sea Region Programme 
    North Sea Region Video Awards  


Thursday 14 June

09.00 -12.00    


Setting the course for the future!



Setting the course for today's discussions

What is the status of the current course in the North Sea Region?

Coffee break

Interactive round table discussions

12.00 - 13.00  
Networking lunch  

13.00 - 16.15  
Breaking ground, transforming the region

    Shaping the North Sea Region's course for the future

    What will be the future topics for the North Sea Region? 
Workshop sessions:
1) Responding to climate change
2) Clean and efficient transport
3) Attractive Communities
4) Maritime space

    Coffee, Tea and Networking

    Feedback from the workshops & panel debate

17.30 - 22.00   After-conference mingling