Call 4: Prepare your expression of interest now

19 April 2017 - Published by Anne Sofie Forfang
Got a project idea that can bring the North Sea Region forward or help solve some of the region's pressing issues?

If your idea involves collaboration between partners based in countries around the North Sea, check to see if funding may be available through the North Sea Region Programme.

If you wish to obtain funding within the next year, take action now. Our Call 4 is approaching and will be exclusively open for expressions of interest.

Make sure to seize the opportunity  

We advise you to start putting together your expression of interest as soon as possible, so that you have ample time to develop a convincing presentation of your idea. 

Submitting your expression of interest is a simple, but mandatory first step in your project application process. Your expression of interest must be approved by our Steering Committee before you can move on to the next step and submit a full application under Call 5.

Project applications that are not based on an approved expressions of interest will be rejected. Timely submission of your idea is therefore crucial if you wish to obtain funding for your project within the next year. 

Does your idea match our Programme?

The Interreg VB North Sea Region Programme supports a broad range of initiatives, from technology innovation to capacity building and piloting new approaches to building climate resilience.

Delve into our four priority themes to see whether there is a match for your project idea. You are always welcome to contact our project advisors for clarification on our priorities.


Start working online

If you wish to obtain funding from the North Sea Region Programme, we encourage you to start preparing your project idea description already now.

You can formally submit your completed expression of interest from 30 June to 28 August; however, you can already now start filling in the application form directly in our online monitoring system.

The process is straightforward: First, you need to create a free account. Then you can navigate to the online expression of interest form and start to fill in the details. You can save your draft as you go along.

> Tips for developing a successful expression of interest

Get a head start at the North Sea Conference 2017

Join the North Sea Conference 28-30 June to get a good handle on key challenges faced by the North Sea Region and to make lots of useful contacts. The Conference programme is packed with useful information and interactive workshops that will greatly improve the basis for designing your project.

In conjunction with the conference, you have the chance to participate in the next Interwork event focussing specifically on guiding Call 4 applicants. During this interactive, fast-paced event, a number of our on-going projects will share their experiences and you will be equipped to understand the programme priorities and application procedures. In addition, you will have the chance to meet peers and receive feedback on your idea from the Secretariat. 

> Learn more and sign up at the conference website 

> Learn more about Call 4 for expressions of interest