Key documents

Please find below the most essential papers and documents which are part of the basis for the programme development. 

Fact sheets

The first 20 fact sheets designed for the future programme are available.

See the fact sheets

Application form

If you wish to apply in Call 1, we recommend you start the process by setting up an account in the new online monitoring system

The Online Monitoring System is open for the first two types of application. The full application module will be launched when the call officially opens in mid-December. 

You can find examples of the three application forms here. These examples might contain small differences with the application forms in the Online Monitoring System.

The examples will be back online soon.

Draft Programme

In October 2021, we published a draft of the priorities, specific objectives and spotlight themes of the 2021-2027 Interreg North Sea programme.

Draft priorities, specific objectives and spotlight themes

Orientation paper 

The orientation paper for the North Sea Region Programme was published by the European Commission in November 2019, setting out the Commission's visions for our future programme.

See the orientation paper

State of play report 

The report outlines the current state of play, including achievements made, experience gained and lessons learned from the current programme. The report was developed by the Joint Secretariat and published in February 2020.

Download the report

Scoping Study

The secretariat commissioned an independent scoping study including an analysis of relevant EU, national and regional policies and strategies. The study was carried out by Reeleaf and also synthesises and visualises regional socioeconomic and development data. 

Download the scoping study

Download scoping study annex

Results of public consultation

The public consultation was carried out between 10 July and 30 August 2020 and provided 391 responses including a wealth of ideas and suggestions for the new programme. The outcomes are compiled and summarised in a report.

Download the consultation report


The regulation on the Interreg 2021-2027 programming period was accepted on June 24, 2021.

See the regulation on the European Regional Development Fund

See the regulation on the Cohesion policy  

See the regulation on Interreg