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Prepare your expression of interest

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Fourth call: July - August 2017

The North Sea Region Programme is currently preparing for its next round of expressions of interest (EoI). 

An EoI is the mandatory first step of a two-step application process; if your EoI is approved you will be invited to develop and submit a full application.

Which ideas are eligible?

The North Sea Region Programme covers a broad range of projects and initatives that address the most pressing issues of the North Sea Region. We are looking for project ideas within each of our four programme priority themes.

Before you start creating your expression of interest, we advise you to check if there is a match with your project idea. Feel free to get in touch with our project advisors for any clarification on the programme priorities.

How to get started 

You can already draft your EoI in the Programme's Online Monitoring System, and we recommend you to start filling in the form already now, to ensure you have ample time to address all aspects. The call will be open for formal  submission of the completed form from 30 June to 28 August 2017. 

The Programme's Steering Committee will take final decisions on the approval of individual EoIs during November 2017. Subsequently, applicants will be immediately informed of the decision.

Please note: Submitting an EoI is a mandatory first step for submitting a full application. You can only submit a full application under Call 5 (early 2018) based on an approved expression of interest.  

If the programme’s Steering Committee approves your expression of interest, you will be asked to develop and submit a full application. If this is approved, the project will receive a contract and can start working.

Submit your expression of interest online

You need to submit your EoI through our Online Monitoring System. The process is straightforward: Just create a free account, navigate to the expression of interest form, and start filling in the details. You can save your draft as you go along.

Below you will find background information and guidance for participating in Call 4. You may also want to join the Call 4 Interwork event held in conjunction with the North Sea Conference 28-30 June. The Interwork event will provide you with inspiration and understanding of the priorities, the evaluation criteria, and the application procedures. You may also find partners to join your project.

Guidance for Call 4

Guidance note for Call 4
About the online monitoring system (including tutorials)
Things to consider for your digital submission
Five tips for a successful expression of interest  

Useful background information
Cooperation Programme and Citizen Summary
The programme manual - an online overview including information about the two-step application process.
Project life cycle
Overview of approved projects 

Application form (for information only - you are required to complete the form directly in the online monitoring system)
Application form: Expression of interest