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Cooperating for the future

Global heating, species loss, and emerging technology. The Interreg North Sea Region Programme responds to a wide range of pressing issues in our region.

We do this by supporting innovative partnerships to work together across borders. In our projects, teams of innovators strive to make the North Sea Region a smarter, greener and more liveable place for its 60+ million citizens.

Investing in a brighter future

In the 2014-2020 period, we support 73 projects in the North Sea Region with approximately €177 million. All projects address one of four main themes. Together, they cover a wide range of aspects that are pressing in our region. 

In our projects, public sector organisations work together with companies, academia, and NGOs.  This set-up enables practitioners and experts to find viable solutions to complex problems.It also provides a perfect test bed for piloting new ideas in a variety of real-life settings.

Most partnerships are unlikely to happen without Interreg suport. But once set up, many networks and partnerships continue working together long after the project has been completed.

Interreg in a nutshell

Interreg is a family of  more than 100 EU programmes supporting regional development and cohesion across the European Union. In Interreg, cooperation is a key tool to ensure a vibrant future for all.

We are proud to be part of Interreg - a key driver of a more sustainable and inclusive Europe.  

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New funding soon available

While the current funds are fully allocated, new funding will soon be available in the future programme (2021-2027). The new programme is expected to be launched in the beginning of 2022. The first call for project applications opened on 16 December 2021. Learn more

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